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Kauai Community College Data & Information Overview

10% Student Loan Default Rate
Find out more about how Kauai Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Kauai Community College Ranked?

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2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Kauai CC was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Kauai CC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Kauai Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Kauai Community College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
64% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Kauai CC is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kauai Community College is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kauai Community College

61% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Kauai Community College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

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Kauai Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

335 Full-Time Undergraduates
84.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,461 undergraduates at Kauai CC with 335 being full-time and 1,126 being part-time.

How Much Does Kauai Community College Cost?

$7,934 Net Price
1% Take Out Loans
$14,200 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Kauai CC is $7,934. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Kauai CC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,924 $7,989 $8,129 $11,330 $13,897

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Kauai CC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kauai CC, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $3,550 a year. That adds up to $14,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kauai CC is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Kauai CC Graduates Make?

$38,375 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Kauai CC make around $38,375 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Kauai Community College

Hawaii State
335 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Lihue, Hawaii, Kauai Community College is a public institution. The surrounding location of Lihue is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Kauai CC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766-9500
Phone: 808-245-8311

Kauai Community College Majors

16 Majors With Completions
118 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Kauai Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Kauai CC

72% Take At Least One Class Online
57% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 970 students took at least one online class at Kauai Community College. This is a decrease from the 1,303 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 970 772
2019-2020 1,303 1,088
2018-2019 292 144
2017-2018 228 105
2016-2017 232 100

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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