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Windward Community College veterinary technology students celebrate commencement 2016.

The lush serenity at the base of Oʻahu’s Koʻolau mountains in Kāneʻohe provides a backdrop for Windward Community College’s supportive education in visual and performing arts, veterinary technology, natural and environmental sciences, Hawaiian studies and exploratory programs in marine and aerospace fields.
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Areas of Excellence


Windward Community College provides a nurturing environment in which to pursue liberal arts, science and vocational studies. Many students transfer to 4-year institutions, with honors.


Nature meets tech at this lush, green campus, where modern facilities like the new Library Learning Commons, Palikū Theatre and Hōkūlani Imaginarium make use of the latest equipment in education technology.

Hands on

In field expeditions and in the labs, students receive “high-tech, high touch” skills training in geology, biotechnology, veterinary technology, Hawaiian studies, pre-nursing and pre-engineering.

Creative Culture

Unique among Windward’s Outreach programs, the Hawaiʻi Music Institute features local entertainers and industry professionals sharing their knowledge about music and the business of music.

Fast Facts about Windward Community College

Degrees and Programs


  • Undergraduate: 2,511

Age and Gender*

  • Average age: 25.1 years old
  • Men: 38.3%
  • Women: 61.7%
    * full-time students

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time: 29.7%
  • Part-time: 70.3%

Pell Grant Recipients*

  • 54%
    * of eligible, full-time students

Student Diversity (full-time students)

  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 52.3%
  • Filipino 3.5%
  • Chinese 0.4%
  • Japanese 3.2%
  • Pacific Islander 2.3%
  • All Other 9.5%
  • Mixed 14.4%
  • Caucasian 14.4%


  • Hawai‘i 97.4%
  • U.S. Mainland 1.5%
  • U.S. Affiliated 0.2%
  • Foreign 0.4%
  • Unknown 0.5%

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

Contact Information and Location

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Windward Community College
45-720 Keaʻahala Road
Kāneʻohe, HI 96744

  (808) 235-7400

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Last modified: March 8, 2018
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