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Windward Community College

Windward Community College

Windward Community College

45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744-3528


  • College Type: 2-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 2,386
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Website: https://windward.hawaii.edu/

Windward Community College (WCC) is a 2-year public community college located in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. It is part of the University of Hawaii System and offers associate degrees, certificates, and transfer programs to four-year universities.

WCC offers a variety of programs and courses in areas such as business, liberal arts, science, technology, and vocational education. Some of the most popular programs at WCC include nursing, business administration, liberal arts, and Hawaiian studies.

The mission of Windward Community College (WCC) is to provide high-quality education and training that is accessible and affordable to the residents of Windward Oahu and beyond.

The college is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and cultural enrichment.

The college emphasizes hands-on learning, critical thinking, and the development of practical skills that prepare students for the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution

The college also offers various student support services, including academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, and disability services.

Windward Community College’s (WCC) location on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii, gives it access to the natural environment surrounding WCC and provides a beautiful and peaceful setting for learning and recreation.

The campus is adjacent to a botanical garden, and there are many hiking trails and beaches nearby that offer opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration.

It also offers modern facilities including classrooms, laboratories, computer labs, a library, a fitness center, and a performing arts center. The college also has a vibrant campus life with a variety of student clubs, organizations, and events.

Windward Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and is a member of the University of Hawaii System.

It serves as an affordable option, with a focus on providing accessible,

Windward Community College provides affordable and accessible education for students seeking higher education in Hawaii and provides high-quality education for the local community.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:2,386
Undergraduate enrollment:2,386
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.2%
      Black or African American:0.8%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:8.1%
      Two or more races:37.3%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:5.8%
      Non-resident alien:0.9%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Mental Health Technician
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Core
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Ka‘ohekani
  • Hawai‘iloa
  • Information Security
  • Hawaiian Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Agripharmatech
  • Visual Arts
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Marine Option Program
  • Theatre


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$3,194 $3,194 $3,194 
      Out-of-state$8,330 $8,330 $8,330 
    Books and supplies$1,350 $1,340 $1,058 
      Room and board$16,103 $15,245 $15,302 
      Other expenses$3,192 $3,144 $3,752 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,192 $3,144 $3,304

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