Kauai Community College: Narrative Description

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3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy.
Lihue, HI 96766-9591
Tel: (808)245-8311; Admissions: (808)245-8226; Fax: (808)245-8297; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.kauaicc.hawaii.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Hawaii System. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,210. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, electrical installation and maintenance, electronics technology, facilities engineering programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1128 full-time, $47 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5808 full-time, $242 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $15 full-time, $1.25 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Food Service Club, Hui O Hana Po'okela (Hoper Club), Nursing Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Pamantasan Club. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, 6-hour evening patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. S. W. Wilcox II Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 51,875 books, 16,946 microform titles, 165 serials, 1,248 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 173 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Kauai is known as the "Garden Island," offering magnificent scenery and lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, the spectacular Waimea Canyon, the great "hidden" valley of Kalalau, and colorful tropical plants and flowers. Airlines and boats serve the area. Honolulu is 100 nautical miles away. Industries are sugar and tourism; oceanography research and development is conducted here. Community facilities include five public libraries and many churches of all denominations. Several county beach parks and one major state park provide recreation facilities for boating, swimming, scuba diving, deepsea and surf fishing. Wild boar, goat and pheasant hunting are favorite sports.

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