Kauai Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,144
2022 Average Net Price
$11,212
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
7.23%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,308
18.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.8%
50 Graduates

About

Kauai Community College is a higher education institution located in Kauai County, HI. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Kauai Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 degrees awarded), Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (14 degrees), and Registered Nursing (12 degrees).

In 2022, 335 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kauai Community College. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was two or more races (118 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kauai Community College is $3,144, which is $−4,968 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kauai Community College is $3,144, which is $−4,968 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,212.

In 2022, 46% of undergraduate students attending Kauai Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,144
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kauai Community College was $3,144. The cost of tuition at Kauai Community College is $−4,968 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,212
2022 Value
14.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kauai Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,212. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kauai Community College grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,845
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kauai Community College was of $15,845 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 14.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.746% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Kauai Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.23%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kauai Community College was 7.23%, which represents 6 out of the 83 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Kauai Community College had a total enrollment of 1,308 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kauai Community College is 237 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,071. This means that 18.1% of students enrolled at Kauai Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kauai Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.7% Two or More Races, 26.6% Asian, 16.2% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.459% Black or African American, and 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kauai Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Two or More Races Male (18.1%), followed by Two or More Races Female (16.9%) and Asian Male (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kauai Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,308 students. The full-time enrollment at Kauai Community College is 237 and the part-time enrollment is 1,071. This means that 18.1% of students enrolled at Kauai Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kauai Community College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Kauai Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Two or More Races
    441 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    348 enrolled students
  3. White
    212 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kauai Community College is 33.7% Two or More Races, 26.6% Asian, 16.2% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.459% Black or African American, and 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 31 students (2.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 63 more women than men received degrees from Kauai Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kauai Community College is two or more races (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (102 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Kauai Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (14 degrees) and Registered Nursing (12 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kauai Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (41 degrees), and Construction (9 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Accountants & auditors (1,010,844 people), Other managers (663,411 people), Financial managers (474,638 people), Chief executives & legislators (361,472 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (244,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Kauai Community College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (41 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (30 degrees), and Business (110 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (41 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (30 degrees), and Business (110 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Computer Systems Design (479,624 people), Banking & related activities (461,628 people), Elementary & secondary schools (445,331 people), Construction (434,879 people), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (400,802 people).

The most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (41 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (30 degrees), and Business (110 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kauai Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Kauai Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 64 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

136
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
199
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Kauai Community College, which is 0.683 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (199).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Kauai Community College in High Performance & Custom Engine Technician, which is 19.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Kauai Community College in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping, which is 5.91 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from Kauai Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kauai Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Two or More Races
    118 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kauai Community College is two or more races (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more two or more races recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (102 degrees).

1.79% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Two or More Races Female
    76 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kauai Community College is two or more races female (76 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more two or more races female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (57 degrees).

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Operations

Kauai Community College employs 21 Assistant professors, 9 Professors and 6 Instructors. Most academics at Kauai Community College are Male Assistant professor (12), Female Assistant professor (9), and Male Professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kauai Community College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 18 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$11.5M
2022 Salaries
7.35%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Kauai Community College paid a median of $11.5M in salaries, a 7.35% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.65M
Instructional Salaries
41
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kauai Community College paid a total of $3.65M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kauai Community College were Assistant professor with 21 employees, Professor with 9 employees, and Instructor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kauai Community College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees, and Service with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kauai Community College was Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kauai Community College.

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