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Maui Community College: Narrative Description


310 Kaahumanu Ave.
Kahului, HI 96732
Tel: (808)984-3500
Free: 800-479-6692
Admissions: (808)984-3267
Fax: (808)242-9618
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Hawaii System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 77-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,657. Full-time: 978 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,679 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 15 other countries, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 60% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 43% 25 or older, 75% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: CTBS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1128 full-time, $47 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5808 full-time, $242 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. College room and board: $4365.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Option: coed housing available. Maui Community College Library plus 1 other with 49,812 books, 7,993 microform titles, 631 serials, 1,333 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $412,000. 487 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Kahului is an urban community on the Island of Maui enjoying an average temperature of 74.9 degrees. Both airlines and boats serve the area. The community facilities include churches of most denominations, hospital, clinic and shopping center. The pineapple and sugar industries provide work during the summer. Recreational activities are mainly surfing and swimming. The Island of Maui has three golf courses; the Maui Country Club, Royal Kaanapali Golf Course and the Waiehu Golf Course.

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