Hawaii Community College

Hawaii Community College

Hawaii Community College, also known as HawCC, is a public, coeducational college located on the Big Island of Hawai'i. It was established in the year 1941. HawCC is one of ten branches under the University of Hawai'i system. Hawaii Community College offers more than 30 degree, certificate, and non-credit programs in various fields of study including liberal arts, nursing, hospitality, and business. More than 15 career and technical programs are also offered. Several courses are also available through online services. The institution's enrollment consists of a substantial number of international students.

Hawaii Community College has an active student life. The campus is home to several student associations including the Association for Student Activities of Hawaii Community College (AFSA-HawCC). The college also competes in a number of sports, and their official mascot is the Dolphin.

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Contacting Hawaii Community College

Hawaii Community College
1175 Manono St
Hilo , HI 96720-4091
General Phone: (808) 974-7611

Hawaii Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts107Native American studies, liberal arts and sciences
Mechanics and Repair74electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Cooking and Culinary Arts23culinary arts
Business and Management17accounting, marketing
Engineering Technician16electronics tech, architectural drafting
Office and Administration15administrative assistant
Construction Trades14carpentry
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and police
Education and Teaching10early childhood education
Computer Science and Engineering8information technology
Conservation and Resource Management7forestry courses
Production Trades6welding
Hospitality4hospitality management, hotel management
Agricultural Science and Management1agricultural production

Number of programs and degrees for Hawaii Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7517
Associate's degree27122

Hawaii Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hawaii Community College had a total enrollment of 2,603 students (1,578 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 24%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 67%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 28%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Hawaii Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 38 %

Hawaii Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Hilo, Hawaii for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Hawaii Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hawaii Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,838
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,470
Books and supplies $ 862

Financial Aid:
Hawaii Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 525800)

Hawaii Community College Faculty

Hawaii Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year6$64,3383$66,707
All faculty totalcalendar year9$70,9376$86,019

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$82,38811$80,080
Associate professoracademic year9$70,8158$76,749
Assistant professoracademic year6$62,9635$69,037
Instructoracademic year8$56,14716$55,309
All faculty totalacademic year34$69,72240$68,125

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hawaii Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, General

Business And Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, Other

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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What Sets Hawaii Community College Apart:

% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Hawaii Community College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Hawaii Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 12%Hawaii Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Hawaii Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Hawaii Community College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Hawaii Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Hawaii Community College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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