Kapiolani Community College: Narrative Description

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4303 Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96816-4421
Tel: (808)734-9111
Admissions: (808)734-9897
Web Site: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Hawaii System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 52-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $1346 per student. Total enrollment: 7,174. 1,434 applied, 95% were admitted. Full-time: 2,833 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 4,341 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 59 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 74% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 40% 25 or older, 18% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other units of the University of Hawaii System. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, health sciences, paralegal programs. Option: early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $1188 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5868 full-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hawaiian Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Chinese Club, Hospitality Industry, Bayanihan. Major annual event: International Festival. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Lama Library with 50,000 books and 600 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $741,632. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Hawaii - Manoa.

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