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Kauai Community College

Lihue, HI 2-Year Public
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About Kauai CC

Kauai Community College Overview

Kauai Community College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Lihue, Hawaii. Kauai CC was founded in 1965 and enrolls 1,486 undergrads and no graduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Kauai CC by August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Kauai CC!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Interested in journalism or communications? Kauai CC students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Kauai CC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Kauai CC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kauai CC on the Student Life page.

2022 Kauai CC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $3,144
Out-of-State $8,280

Is Kauai CC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Kauai CC offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kauai CC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kauai CC, around 68% come back their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Kauai CC Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Kauai CC by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Kauai CC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kauai CC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Kauai CC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kauai CC.

Based on this information, how does Kauai CC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Kauai CC a good school for you?

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Where is Kauai Community College Located?

Kauai CC is located in the small town setting of Lihue, Hawaii.

If you want to see Kauai CC for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Kaumualii Highway to Lihue, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lihue.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kauai CC and Lihue are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3-1901 Kaumualii Highway Lihue, HI 96766

Campus Setting: Small Town

Kauai CC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kauai CC is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kauai CC is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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