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Students in the culinary arts program at Kapiʻolani Community College are at the epicenter for culinary innovation in Hawaiʻi.

On the slopes of Diamond Head, just minutes from Waikīkī, Kapiʻolani Community College is home to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and programs in business, hospitality, health, legal education and arts and sciences.
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Areas of Excellence


Besides the highly successful liberal arts program, Kapiʻolani Community College is also known for strong technical, occupational and professional programs.

National Recognition

Programs including culinary studies, health sciences, emergency medical services and STEM have received national recognition.


On the slopes of the world-famous Diamond Head Crater, Kapiʻolani Community College is minutes away from the beach, Waikīkī and downtown Honolulu.


Kapiʻolani Community College offers a large variety of non-credit programs, many of which are customized and developed in innovative ways to serve Hawaiʻi’s workforce needs.

Fast Facts Kapiʻolani Community College


  • Undergraduate: 5,828

Student to Faculty Ratio*

  • 17:1
    * fall 2021

Age and Gender*

  • Average age: 24.9 years old
  • Men: 39.2%
  • Women: 60.0%
    * full-time students

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time: 26.3%
  • Part-time: 73.7%

Pell Grant Recipients*

  • 35%
    * of eligible, full-time students awarded Fall 2020

Student Diversity (full-time students)


Contact Information and Location

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Kapiʻolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816

  (808) 734-9000
  (808) 734-9555

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Last modified: March 9, 2023