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Although Maui Community College was officially established in 1966, the school had already provided 30 years of education to the local island community. After starting out as the Maui Vocational School in 1931, the institution upgraded to provide more of a technical education, and thus changed its name to Maui Technical School. Once the Community College Act passed in 1964, setting up a community college system, the school changed its name for the last time and became not only one of seven community colleges but also one of 10 official campuses within the University of Hawaii system.

Now, the 2-year community college serves all individuals regardless of age, letting them achieve associate and transfer degrees in a number of fields including culinary arts, computer engineering, electronics, nursing, hospitality and tourism.

For the college bound, the school provides an affordable 2-year option to begin chipping away at those immense credit requirements of a baccalaureate before transferring over to a 4-year institution to complete the degree. For the work bound, Maui Community College was the official winner of the 2008 Bellwether Award for workforce development and job placement. The school also offers a variety of bachelor and master’s programs from the University of Hawaii for local Maui residents through a distance-learning program.

Additionally, due to the picturesque beauty of the school’s diverse setting, Maui Community College emphasizes sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, seen through their partnership with the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui. Through this, the school provides students with a great place to learn about current practices and renewable energy technologies. Also, the school is the only community college in Hawaii to have a supercomputer from IBM.

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Application to Maui Community College can be done either online or through mail. In order for students to be eligible, they need to be 18 years old or older or have a final high school transcript, diploma or GED scores.

Applications for the fall semester are normally due in August, with December being the deadline for all spring semester students. It should be noted that applications for selective admission programs and international students sometimes have different deadlines.

Financial Aid

Students are required to fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it before financial aid can be considered. Once the financial aid office at Maui Community College receives the report, they will calculate the total possible award and notify individual students. The priority filling date for financial aid is at the beginning of April.

Besides the traditional loans, grants and work-study programs, the school has many scholarships available for all students, although a majority of them are for local, native Hawaiians. Such scholarships and grants include the Pacific Islander Achievement Grant, the Hawaii B+ Scholarship and the Maui Merit Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4312th for the average student loan amount.
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Maui Community College offers student housing for students on a first come, first serve basis through a privately owned apartment complex within walking distance of campus.

On the student life side of things, a variety of clubs and student-run organizations provide extra, out of class activities for all students to partake in. Such clubs include student government, the aikido club, the peace club and the phi theta kappa international honor society.

Off campus, the island setting of Maui provides students with a slew of outdoor and recreational activities to enjoy. Surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding are all readily available, as well as hiking and trekking. Additionally, yoga is a very popular activity in the region, so students have a great selection of specific studios to practice their daily exercises and stretches. Plus, with the beautiful coastline, the island makes it very easy for students to take a few hours off to lie on the beach and soak up some sun.

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Student Graduation Demographics

Local Community

With such a diverse population of Caucasians, Japanese, Filipinos and Hawaiians, the region and the school definitely embrace the local community and provide students with a mixture of ethnicities and heritages. Going hand in hand with local community is the local traditions, arts and culture. Besides, hosting the World Hula Conference in 2005, the school is located right next to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, where big name musicians and local island stars occasionally play.

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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 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.07
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Kahului, HI 96732-1643
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population19,390 (19,295 urban / 95 rural)
Households5,774 (3.28 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,467
Families4,324 (3.76 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1502

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4108th 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 $126 $126 $126
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 $3,646 $3,646 $8,398
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,188 $18,188 $22,940
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,342 $6,342 $11,094

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,454 $2,550 $2,454 $2,550 $9,726(N/C)
  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 $2,740 $2,848
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,930 $2,622

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 1188th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $72,155 ($67,351 male / $67,364 female)
Number of FT Faculty 93 (37 male / 56 female)
Number of PT Faculty 252
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $4,358,678

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310 Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732-1643
p. 808-984-3500
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