Kauai Community College

Kauai Community College

Kauai Community College, KCC, is a coeducational two-year public college that is situated on 200 acres on the island of Kauai in Lihue, Hawaii. KCC, which was founded in 1964 as a part of the University of Hawaii system, offers certificates and associate's degree programs in business technology, culinary arts, hospitality and tourism, nursing, massage therapy, early childhood education, electronics technology, and liberal arts. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Business Education Division
  • Health Service Division
  • Liberal Arts Division
  • Public Service Division
  • Trade Technology Division

KCC has a vibrant student life and the student government organization of the college is called the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Kauai Community College (ASUH-KCC). Students are also involved in other clubs and organizations like the Aupaka Club, Culinary Arts Club, Kupono I Hookahai Hawaii (Hawaiian Club), La Tertulia Espanola (Spanish Club), Nihongo Kurabu (Japanese Club), and the Rotaract Club.

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Kauai Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue , HI 96766-9591
General Phone: (808) 245-8311

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Kauai Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts43liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management12accounting
Cooking and Culinary Arts11culinary arts
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Engineering Technician7electronics tech
Mechanics and Repair7electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Hospitality4hospitality management, hotel management
Education and Teaching3early childhood education
Construction Trades0carpentry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years3411
Associate's degree10512

Kauai Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kauai Community College had a total enrollment of 1,051 students (572 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 27%
Black 0%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 69%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 27%
20-21 16%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Kauai Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 31 %

Kauai Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lihue, 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.

Kauai 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:
Kauai Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 161400)

Kauai Community College Faculty

Kauai 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*
Instructorcalendar year3$63,7454$87,380
All faculty totalcalendar year3$63,7455$93,620

*: 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 year4$80,3311*
Associate professoracademic year4$75,5113$74,634
Assistant professoracademic year11$69,4563$63,441
Instructoracademic year10$54,33412$65,811
All faculty totalacademic year29$66,57719$67,114

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

Kauai Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

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

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive 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

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