Windward Community College

Windward Community College

Windward Community College is a public, co-educational community college located in Kneohe, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. WCC is one of ten branches of the University of Hawaii system. It was established in 1972. The college offers introductory courses and non-credit classes to its students. It also offers continuing education programs.

Students at Windward Community College can participate in the various student clubs and organizations offered by the school, including the Botany Club, Chess Club, KuPono, Music Club, Phi Theta Kappa and Safe Spaces. WCC publishes a student-run newspaper known as the 'Ka 'Ohana.'

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Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Rd
Kaneohe , HI 96744-3598
General Phone: (808) 235-7400

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Windward Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts130liberal arts and sciences

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1301

Windward Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Windward Community College had a total enrollment of 1,824 students (1,009 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 25%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 69%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 30%
20-21 20%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Windward Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 45 %

Windward Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Kaneohe, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,744
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,376
Books and supplies $ 862

Financial Aid:
Windward Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1122000)

Windward Community College Faculty

Windward 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*5$91,048
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$76,6054$77,854
Instructorcalendar year5$64,6296$60,138
All faculty totalcalendar year10$73,53916$75,087

*: 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 year14$81,1128$83,508
Associate professoracademic year0*4$72,369
Assistant professoracademic year2*0*
Instructoracademic year7$52,4495$51,041
All faculty totalacademic year23$71,14617$71,338

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

Windward Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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