About Honolulu Community College

Founded in 1920, Honolulu Community College. is a college. Located in Hawaii, which is a city setting in Hawaii, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,903 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Honolulu Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 121 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Honolulu Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at HCC are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Honolulu Community College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Honolulu Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 2.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    3 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    6 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    6 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    6 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    6 Students rated school activities 2.8 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    6 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    6 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Honolulu Community College?

6 Students rated Honolulu Community College

Raidin - 03/11/2021

it’s an amazing major, i’ve learned so much over the past 2 semesters and it’s been a fun experience. for any girls they do have a special scholarship if they do decide to want to get into the major i’m in and it’s to make those ladies have free schooling and to help pay for tools which i thought was cool.

Breydenkyl - 04/26/2020

Honolulu Community College is a small campus but it hold abundant different diversity of people from living on the island, to the mainland, to even some from different countries come to our college. My overall feel of the campus is that its a very good campus and safe and secure campus. The professors are all nice and polite, they always is away to get in contact of them if need any help on something in the class. There is also a lot different off of school activities to on school activities from clubs, activities, gatherings. I would recommend this college to somebody if they were looking for that Aloha feeling or them island vibes of going to a college in the Hawaiian Islands

John - 07/02/2018

Seems like a small college/campus. I think the school tries to get students involved in activities. Only being a 2 year school, students are primarily focused on their academic programs and that's it. The 1st year students seem lost and the 2nd year students are only concerned about graduating.

Aj - 01/18/2018

In my overall opinion, Honolulu Community College isn't the best for a person willing to take their education to the next level beyond. That is for universities, such as Manoa or Chaminade. Honolulu Community College is basically a stepping stone, you go here only if you don;t know your plan yet. However the great thing about Honolulu Community College is it is very cheap in terms of tuition costs, and its easy to commute to in terms of location, and the classes and staff are great.

Honolulu Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Honolulu Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Honolulu Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Back in high school I was a little above average kind of student. So if I could go back to the past to give myself an advice, the school related advice I would've told myself would be to have taken certain classes more seriously rather than just getting by just to finish school and get a good grade. With that I would've also told myself to not give up, no matter how hard the class was, that all it took was more study time. I would have also told myself to practice improving my study habits, to go out less and use that time wisely to study because after high school, the social life isn't as important as school. Lastly, I would've also told myself to save money sooner, listen to my Geometry teacher who told me to open an account on ING Direct, I should've followed through earlier! But besides all that, I would also encourage myself to continue caring for school, never take a break.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is a school to complete liberal arts and save money for the upcoming transfer year to a better college.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    The students ar Honolulu Community College are all committed to prepare for their futures and are just so nice, intelligent, helpful, and fun; it really easy to make great friends and connections.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for their programs including automotives, electrician, beauty, welding, and much more hands on programs.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing is the lack of enthusiasm. Many students here are stuck in that "too cool for school" mindset, and they don't participate in a lot of the fun events we have to offer. If they do attend, they treat our events like jokes. They don't realize how much work actually goes behind creating the events and advertising the events, and it honestly makes me upset.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is a lot cheaper than the University of Hawaii-Manoa. The class size is about 30 while Manoa's size can go to 200! I pay about $2,000 a year while Manoa costs about $8,000. The small class size is good for me because it allows me to get more attention from the teacher.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The Administration of Justice Department

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That I could handle the course load so I wouldn't have taken so long to graduate

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Honolulu Community College is the only school in Hawaii that has a Music and Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) Program. This course has two tracks: the music business side, and the audio engineering side. The best part about it is that we have teachers who are well-experienced in these fields, and they give you real life-experiences about what it's like working in the music industry.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

50% of students attending Honolulu Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 40% were awarded federal grants. While 14% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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