Kapiolani Community College

Kapiolani Community College

Kapiolani Community College is a public commuter college situated in Honolulu, Hawaii. The college was founded in 1946 as Kapiolani Technical School, and became an open-door public school in 1965. The university has another campus located in Fort Ruger.

At present, KCC is working to expand the curriculum that includes programs such as Bachelors in Applied Science and Culinology. The university is famous for its programs of study in health sciences. This vocational co-educational school offers professional and technical programs in:

  • Business education
  • Food service
  • Hospitality education
  • Nursing

The university has men's and women's intramural volleyball and bowling teams.

Disclaimer: Information on this page was not provided or commissioned by the featured school. Information has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the featured school.

Contacting Kapiolani Community College

Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu , HI 96816-4496
General Phone: (808) 734-9000

Kapiolani Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts318language translation, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine94EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology63medical assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts56culinary arts
Hospitality50tourism and travel, hotel management
Business and Management30electronic commerce, accounting, marketing
Law19legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering18information technology
Media10graphic communications courses
Therapy and Counseling9physical therapist assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9exercise science, occupational therapist assistant
Education and Teaching5teacher aide
Science4biotechnology, natural sciences

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree64922
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years369

Kapiolani Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kapiolani Community College had a total enrollment of 7,517 students (4,684 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 73%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 23%
20-21 21%
22-24 19%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Kapiolani Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 47 %

Kapiolani 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,764
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,396
Books and supplies $ 862

Financial Aid:
Kapiolani Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 161300)

Kapiolani Community College Faculty

Kapiolani 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 year11$95,0942*
Associate professorcalendar year5$86,5515$91,030
Assistant professorcalendar year9$76,8546$71,857
Instructorcalendar year9$66,9849$63,409
All faculty totalcalendar year34$81,56922$75,812

*: 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 year16$83,91417$83,089
Associate professoracademic year13$73,12512$67,150
Assistant professoracademic year15$64,23324$65,978
Instructoracademic year15$53,75325$57,847
All faculty totalacademic year59$68,86578$67,281

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

Kapiolani Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Graphic Communications, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Kapiolani Community College Highlights

(Details are provided further down on this page.)

What Sets Kapiolani Community College Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Kapiolani Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Kapiolani Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Kapiolani Community College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Kapiolani Community College Number of students
% of degrees in hospitality
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Kapiolani Community College % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in law
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 11%Kapiolani Community College % of degrees in law
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Kapiolani Community College Minority % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%Kapiolani Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Kapiolani Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Kapiolani Community College Salaries of full-time faculty

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 Offers weekend classes
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 Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top