Honolulu Community College

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu Community College, also known as HCC, was established in 1920 as the Territorial Trade School in Palama. It was renamed the Honolulu Technical School in 1955, and after being granted college status, it was christened the Honolulu Community College in 1966. This public, co-educational, commuter college is located on the outskirts of downtown Honolulu, near the Honolulu Harbor.

Honolulu Community College is a branch of the University of Hawaii system and offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Technical Studies degrees, as well as certificate courses in various fields of study. Among its well known programs are the automotive and aircraft maintenance programs.

The main campus of HCC sits on 20 acres in the Kalihi-Palama area. Classes for the Aeronautics Maintenance and Commercial Aviation programs are offered near the Honolulu International Airport. Additional sites are located in Kokea Street, and at the Marine Education and Training Center at Sand Island.

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Contacting Honolulu Community College

Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu , HI 96817-4598
General Phone: (808) 845-9129

Honolulu Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering Technician203electronics tech, industrial production tech, occupational safety tech, aerospace engineering tech, architectural drafting
Liberal Arts80liberal arts and sciences
Mechanics and Repair71electrical installation and repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic
Beauty and Cosmetology39cosmetology
Production Trades34sheet metal tech, welding
Construction Trades28apparel and textile manufacture, carpentry
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Education and Teaching16early childhood education, industrial arts teaching
Family and Social Work14human services
Photography and Commercial Art9commercial art
Transportation1commercial pilot and flight crew

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years6016
Associate's degree45824
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years21

Honolulu Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Honolulu Community College had a total enrollment of 4,027 students (2,258 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 12%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 80%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 23%
20-21 20%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Honolulu Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 30 %

Honolulu Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Honolulu, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,734
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,366
Books and supplies $ 862

Financial Aid:
Honolulu Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 161200)

Honolulu Community College Faculty

Honolulu 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 year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year18$64,0492*
All faculty totalcalendar year20$66,6696$76,329

*: 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 year27$83,87817$80,217
Associate professoracademic year10$71,3836$70,896
Assistant professoracademic year12$71,9446$61,029
Instructoracademic year11$54,90810$54,559
All faculty totalacademic year60$74,09739$69,252

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

Honolulu Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
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
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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What Sets Honolulu Community College Apart:

% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Honolulu Community College % of degrees in engineering technician
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Honolulu Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Honolulu Community College Minority % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 15%Honolulu Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Honolulu Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Male % of student body
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Top 16%Honolulu Community College Male % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 18%Honolulu Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of students
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Top 18%Honolulu Community College Number of students
% of degrees in production trades
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Top 18%Honolulu Community College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Honolulu Community College % of degrees in photography and commercial art

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
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 On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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