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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    A
Kapi`olani is an above-average public college located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,606 undergraduate students. The Kapi`olani acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Culinary Arts and Food Service. Graduating 24% of students, Kapi`olani alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,800.
About Kapi'olani Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816

Kapi'olani Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,809/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,100/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
48%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,606Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,489
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Kapi'olani Community College Reviews

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Great community college. Lots of resources and easy transfer to University of Hawaii. I am a returning student after 10 years out of high school. My previous grades were less than ideal, and I had to work closely with a counselor in order to return to KCC. I eventually received my Assoc. Degree and was also recently accepted into the very competitive Assoc. Degree in Nursing program at KCC. Every step of the way, the counselors guided me into my future dream. I am so happy to be given a second chance at advancing my education. I highly recommend KCC to all students from all walks of life. They have a lot of clubs, student resources like tutors and job fairs, and their administrative team respond very quickly to emails should you have any questions or concerns. Love KCC!
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Most of the professors at KCC are very good and knowledgeable about their respective subjects. The food on campus is very good, but rather expensive. The campus is beautiful with many flowers, trees, and cacti and the buildings/bathrooms are usually clean. The campus is primarily Asian, white, and Pacific Islander kids, with an Asian majority. Since this is a community college, there is NO sports, dorms, and very little student clubs. Kaimuki is a great neighborhood though, and the campus is extremely safe with many security guards patrolling it.
From the campus presentation to food options and quality, I was overall impressed with the way things are run. On my first day there I was able to find my class easily with the help of maps being placed in remote areas where people are likely to get lost. The class allows people who get there very early to stay safe inside while allowing them to work. The environment is very comfortable with mobile rotation desks that come with a small cubbyhole to put personal belongings beneath. This made it easy to meet new people in my class, and were usually in groups. Everyone is respectable to each other and often helps others when they need assistance. There are many clubs that people can participate in. There are also often surveys that keep the campus open to variety in food, events, and electing student council. The school is easily accessible to the bus stop because it's less than a mile away from the campus. I personally enjoyed my semester experience here.