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

    Kauai Community College is an open access, post-secondary institution that serves the community of Kauai and beyond. We provide education/training in a caring, student-focused, and intellectually stimulating environment. This education/training contributes to the development of life-long learners who think critically, appreciate diversity, and lead successful, independent, socially responsible, and personally fulfilling lives. As a respected leader and powerful economic engine on Kaua`i, we create quality of life for our graduates and community. As an integral part the University of Hawaii system, we provide an expansive continuum of opportunities in academic, technical, vocational and cultural programs. We offer open access and solutions for community needs, as well as stepping stones for our diverse local and global student body to achieve their dreams. Our mission is accomplished through: Timely and timeless learning, both practical and theoretical, comprehensive and accessible to students of all ages and backgrounds. An appreciation for intellectual pursuits which fosters in our students the ability to analyze problems, think critically, and communicate ideas effectively through writing, speech, and/or an artistic medium. Creative synergies of curriculum and programs that maximize the use of technology for global reach and adaptability to change Programs and facilities to attract, support and house an international student body. Partnerships: campus, community, UH system, state, national and global Active, involved leadership and participation throughout our campus. Community leadership and service, institutionally and individually. Customized programs and events, which broaden our reach and expand our role for visitors, residents, and students seeking degrees or simply the joy of learning. Ongoing assessment and evaluation of services, changing and improving as needed. Professional development and support for all employee


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants
      Full Time Retention Rate 56%
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 1,440
      Native American 6.0
      Asian 984.0
      African American 5.0
      Hispanic 31.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 546
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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