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Honolulu Community College Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes)

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Honolulu Community College offers its students the best of all worlds. It not only offers its students a high-quality educational experience, but it is also offered at an affordable price. Students also get to benefit from learning in small class sizes and are taught by highly trained faculty members who are dedicated to their students and this school.

This school is located just a short way from downtown Honolulu. It also offers adjunct facilities near the Honolulu International Airport and holds the Marine Education and Training Center at Sand Island.

The learning environment at HCC is a pleasant one as well as a safe one. It is made up of a mix of Pacific, Asian and American culture.


This community college offers a wide range of degrees and majors to its students. It also has an extensive list of special programs and courses available.

The following are the types of degrees and majors offered at Honolulu Community College:

School of Visual and Performing Arts:
Commercial/Advertising Art, Fashion Design
Security and Protective Services:
Criminal Justice Studies, Fire Protection/Safety Technology, Fire Science/Firefighting, Fire Services Administration, Law Enforcement Administration, Police Science
Business, Management, & Marketing:
Fashion Merchandising
Public Administration and Service:
Community Organization/Advocacy, Human Services, Social Work
Personal and Culinary Services:
Computer Science:
Computer Graphics, Computer/Information Sciences – General, Information Sciences/Systems
Health and Clinical Sciences:
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene
Early Childhood Education, Technology/Industrial Arts Education

Most Popular Fields of Study


This school accepts any person over the age of 18, someone who obtains a high school diploma or who has fulfilled the requirements of a GED. Students who wish to attend who are not yet 18 years of age, can apply for the early admission or Running Start Program.

This school has the following types of students: Freshman who are attending the school for the first time, transfer students who have attended another college previously, returning student who has previously taken courses at HCC, Early Admissions or Running Start students who wish to get a jump on their college experience, international students and non credit students.

Honolulu Community College welcomes applications from any U.S. high school graduate, GED (General Education Development) recipient or persons 18 years of age or over who can benefit from the instruction offered. Students under the age of 18 may be considered for early admission or the Running Start program. There are different types of ways to apply to this school based on what type of student you are. The school’s website can furnish you with details on how to apply.


This school has many different programs and organizations for its students to participate in. Intramural sports at this school participate with other school in the University of Hawaii program. The intramural sports that are offered here include: basketball, football, indoor soccer and co-ed volleyball.

HCC has a Student Activities Board who work hard to plan fun activities for its students. These activities give students something to do in order to give them a break from their studies.

This college also offers a student government in which students can get involved in. This program works hard to make this school the best it can possibly be.

The Student Media Board is also a way for students to get involved in any type of publications. This also involves the campus newspaper.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 10th in Hawaii and 1763rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6388th for the average student loan amount.
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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Honolulu, HI 96817-4598
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population52,044 (51,756 urban / 288 rural)
Households18,502 (2.73 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,792
Families11,993 (3.42 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public 2-year colleges under 4-year universities
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1501

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4138th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,544 $2,544 $7,296
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $30 $30 $30
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $106 $106 $304
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,550 $3,550 $8,302
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,090 $17,090 $21,842
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,244 $5,244 $9,996

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,358 $2,454 $2,358 $2,454 $6,990 $7,134
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $916 $948
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,702 $11,166
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,772 $1,882
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,554 $1,656

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1247th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $71,363 ($70,960 male / $69,225 female)
Number of FT Faculty 131 (89 male / 42 female)
Number of PT Faculty 216
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $4,646,200

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Carrie Petersen earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of School leadership at Northern Illinois University. Carrie likes to travel with her husband and two sons.

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