Kapiolani Community College

4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96816
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-9000
Accrediting Agency:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Kapiolani Community College was established in 1946 as Kapiolani Technical School. The school became a part of the community college system within the University of Hawaii System and was renamed Kapiolani Community College in 1965. The University of Hawaii System was established in 1907 under the U.S. land grant legislation. Kapiolani Community College has a population of 9,023 students. The school offers 47 programs, including 22 associate degree programs. Kapiolani Community College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Programs Offered

Kapiolani Community College offers several associate degree and certificate programs, including programs in accounting, information technology, entrepreneurship, dining room service, pastry arts, hotel and restaurant operations, medical assisting, radiologic technology, and nursing. Kapiolani’s online curriculum is delivered through the University of Hawaii System, and includes certificate programs in disaster preparedness and emergency management, health care administration, and substance abuse and addiction studies. The University of Hawaii System also offers bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, elementary education, nursing, psychology, public administration, psychology, and social sciences. Several graduate degree programs are available online, including early childhood education, executive neighbor island MBA, human resources management, indigenous language and culture education, music education, nursing, and social work.


Kapiolani Community College has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1970.


Kapiolani Community College general admissions deadlines are Dec. 1 – July 15 for the fall semester, June 1 – Dec. 1 for the spring semester, and Dec. 1 – May 6 for summer session. Selective admission program deadlines vary depending on the specific program. Prospective students are required to submit an online UH System Application and a $25 nonresident application fee to be considered for admission, as well as college or university transcripts for transfer credit and Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores.


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