Hawaii Community College

Hilo, HI 96720

Hawaii Community College is one of the six public 2-year colleges in Hawaii. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Hilo. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 21% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Hawaii CC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $3,024, and fees were $60. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,160 and $60 respectively.


Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 15
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.4%
  • NCLEX-PN: 79.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/1998 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$126/credit
In State Students$126/credit
Out of State Students$340/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,670 $5,670 $15,300
ADN 70 $8,820 $8,820 $23,800
BSN 125 $15,750 $15,750 $42,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of Hawaii Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,521
Other Federal Grant 8% $474
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $2,883
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 30% $2,148
Federal Student Loans 9% $5,187
Private Loans -- $8,250


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,210
$30,001 to $48,000$11,905
$48,001 to $75,000$13,100
$75,001 to $110,000$15,711
Over $110,000$16,783

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American

Relevant scholarships

Dan & Pauline Lutkenhouse & Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Hilo Coast and Hamakua Coast, north of Wailuki River and be majoring in agriculture, medicine, science or nursing.

Filipino Nurses’ Organization of Hawaii Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hawaiian full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in nursing and are of Filipino ancestry. Applicants must have permanent address in ...

Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Nursing Scholarship Fund

The eligible candidate for this scholarship  must have been accepted in a nursing program at a two or four year college or university in Hawaii, pursing an RN or LPN degree.

Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. Scholarship Fund

Applicant to this scholarship must be graduate of a high school on the island of Hawaii and be accepted as an upper classman into one of the following college programs: school of engineering, ...

Laura Jean Armstrong Scholarship

Applicants to this scholarship must be a resident of the State of Hawaii demonstrating financial need and attending a degree in nursing in an accredited college or university.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Hawaii state board of nursing.

Hawaii Community College
1175 Manono Street
Hilo, HI 96720

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