Buildings and students on Leeward Community College
Students on the Leeward Community College campus in Pearl City.

Overlooking historic Pearl Harbor, Leeward Community College offers comprehensive opportunities from career training to four-year transfer pathways. Outstanding programs include Hawaiian studies, teacher education, IT security, culinary arts, engineering and the sciences. Free tutoring and job placement assistance are focused on helping students reach their educational goals.
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Areas of Excellence

Education

Leeward Community College specializes in liberal arts education, with strong career and technical programs that provide opportunities for employment or transfer.

Location

Leeward Community College is located on the Pearl City peninsula between the Pearl City and Waipahu communities. The upper campus provides a magnificent view of Pearl Harbor.

Programs

STEM and Hawaiian studies programs emphasize hands-on experience and are considered among the best in the state.

Creative Culture

Leeward’s fine and performing arts serve as a catalyst for community involvement and a showcase for outstanding talents.

Fast Facts about Leeward Community College

Enrollment

  • Undergraduate: 6,805

Age and Gender*

  • Average age: 24.4 years old
  • Men: 47.2%
  • Women: 52.8%
    * full-time students

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time: 41.1%
  • Part-time: 58.9%

Pell Grant Recipients*

  • 40%
    * of eligible, full-time students

Student Diversity (full-time students)

  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 29%
  • Filipino 21%
  • Chinese 1%
  • Japanese 4%
  • Pacific Islander 3%
  • All Other 16%
  • Mixed 16%
  • Caucasian 11%

Residency

  • Hawai‘i 97.1%
  • U.S. Mainland 1.2%
  • U.S. Affiliated 0.1%
  • Foreign 1.3%
  • Unknown 0.3%

Figures from the Institutional Research & Analysis Office, Fall 2017.

Contact Information and Location

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Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782

  (808) 455-0011

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Last modified: July 26, 2018