Kauai Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Lihue, HI

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How much is the KCC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, KCC's tuition & fees is $3,252 for Hawaii residents and $8,388 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $26,363 for Hawaii residents and $31,499 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

KCC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Hawaii Residents Tuition & Fees$3,252
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,388
Books & Supplies Costs$1,350
Off-campus Room & Board$16,581
Off-campus Expenses$5,180
2023-2024 Estimates
Hawaii Residents Tuition & Fees$3,252
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,388

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, KCC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,965. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Hawaii, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,412.
Kauai Community College$3,252$8,388
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Hawaii 2-4 Years Colleges$17,839
Public Schools$5,021$13,412
Private Schools$20,298

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between KCC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Kauai Community CollegeLihue, HI$3,252$8,388
Honolulu Community CollegeHonolulu, HI$3,174$8,310

Financial Aid and COA

At Kauai Community College, 612 students (46%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,394.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at KCC is $26,105 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 82 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,833 and the average amount of student loans is $6,500.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Hawaii ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$26,363$31,499
Tuition & Fees$3,252$8,388
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,111$23,111
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,969$26,105
Average Financial Aid$5,394$5,394
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship61246%$5,394
Pell Grants32724%$3,191
Federal Student Loan171%$6,191
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid8281%-
Grants or Scholarships8281%$6,833
Federal Grants7170%$5,135
Pell Grants4141%$4,590
Other Federal Grants5857%$3,041
State/Local Grants2727%$2,945
Institutional Grants5453%$2,152
Student Loan Aid22%$6,500
Federal Student Loans22%$6,500
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level4343$6,975
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Kauai Community College has a total of 1,308 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 517 male students and 826 female students attending KCC. The school offers online degree programs and 580 students enrolled online exclusively (44.34% of all students).
Undergraduate1,343 517826

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI
Degree & Programs
Program Offered29 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,308
Graduation Rate37%
Transfer-out Rate4%
Retention Rate68% (Full-time), 49% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties52 (Full-time), 40 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs146 (Full-time), 42 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$83,765
Average Staff Salary$65,135