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Group of hula dancers and Hawaiian chanters
UNUKUPUKUPU, the hula hālau of Hawaiʻi Community College, participate in the groundbreaking for Hawaiʻi Community College—Pālamanui in Kona.

Based in Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island, Hawaiʻi Community College offers associate degree,
certificate and non-credit programs ranging from health services and hotel operations to business and trades.
Hawaiʻi Community College–Pālamanui is a state-of-the-art branch campus in Kona and
hosts the University Center, West Hawaiʻi.
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Areas of Excellence


With a main campus in Hilo and a new branch campus in Kona, Hawaiʻi Community College has locations on both sides of beautiful Hawaiʻi Island.

Career Focus

Learn rewarding career and technical skills through programs like electronics, early childhood education, automotive mechanics or business technology.


Students who begin working towards a 4-year degree at Hawaiʻi Community College, can save 25–60% on tuition costs.


Study in a welcoming campus environment where the class sizes are small and faculty and staff are committed to student success.

Fast Facts about Hawaiʻi Community College


  • Undergraduate: 2,819

Age and Gender*

  • Average age: 24.9 years old
  • Men: 49.7%
  • Women: 50.3%
    * full-time students

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time: 40.5%
  • Part-time: 59.5%

Pell Grant Recipients*

  • 54%
    * of eligible, full-time students

Student Diversity (full-time students)

  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 49%
  • Filipino 9%
  • Chinese 0%
  • Japanese 6%
  • Pacific Islander 3%
  • All Other 8%
  • Mixed 13%
  • Caucasian 13%


  • Hawai‘i 96.8%
  • U.S. Mainland 1.4%
  • U.S. Affiliated 0.2%
  • Foreign 0.9%
  • Unknown 0.6%

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

Contact Information and Location

Hawaii Community College seal and nameplate

Hawaiʻi Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

  (808) 934-2500

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Last modified: March 8, 2018
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