two young men in a music studio
Hands on in the studio at Honolulu Community College’s Music & Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) program

Located near downtown Honolulu with additional facilities for aeronautic, marine, automotive and heavy equipment programs, Honolulu Community College offers a strong liberal arts curriculum in addition to a wide range of career and technical degree and certificate programs as well as non-credit options.
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Areas of Excellence


Degree offerings include pathways in Hawaiian studies and natural sciences, as well as specialized career and technical programs like fashion technology, music and entertainment learning experience and welding technology.


Honolulu Community College offers classes at the main campus, close to downtown Honolulu in the historical Kapālama ahupuaʻa, and at specialized facilities on other parts of the island.


Honolulu Community College serves the Pacific Region as the primary technical training center in areas such as transportation, industrial and engineering technology, information technology, public and human services and communications.

Career Focus

The college serves as the hub for apprenticeship training on Oʻahu in various construction and mechanical trades in addition to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Fast Facts about Honolulu Community College


  • Undergraduate: 3,378

Student to Faculty Ratio*

  • 15:1
    * fall 2018

Age and Gender*

  • Average age: 25.5 years old
  • Men: 65.3%
  • Women: 34.8%
    * full-time students

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time: 29.2%
  • Part-time: 70.8%

Pell Grant Recipients*

  • 47%
    * of eligible, full-time students awarded Fall 2019

Student Diversity (full-time students)

  • Caucasian 10%
  • Chinese 3%
  • Filipino 23%
  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 26%
  • Japanese 4%
  • Mixed 12%
  • Pacific Islander3%
  • All Other 19%


  • Hawai‘i 94.7%
  • U.S. Mainland 2.6%
  • U.S. Affiliated 0.1%
  • Foreign 0.5%
  • Unknown 2.0%

Contact Information and Location

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Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817

  (808) 845-9211

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Last modified: March 17, 2021