Kauai Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,144
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,446
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.86%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,461
22.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
25%
33 Graduates

About

Kauai Community College is a higher education institution located in Kauai County, HI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kauai Community College were .

In 2020, 290 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kauai Community College. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (111 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kauai Community College is $3,144, which is $−4,836 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kauai Community College is $3,144, which is $−4,836 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,446.

In 2020, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 5% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,144
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kauai Community College was $3,144. The cost of tuition at Kauai Community College is $−4,836 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,446
2020 Value
6.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kauai Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,446. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kauai Community College grew by 6.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,302
Room and Board
$1,058
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kauai Community College was of $15,302 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,058. The cost of room and board increased by 1.71% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.73% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Kauai Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.32% with respect to 2019, when 41% 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.
9.86%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kauai Community College was 9.86%, which represents 7 out of the 71 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 has a total enrollment of 1,461 students. The full-time enrollment at Kauai Community College is 335 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,126. This means that 22.9% of students enrolled at Kauai Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kauai Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.3% Two or More Races, 27% Asian, 16.3% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.274% Black or African American, and 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kauai Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Two or More Races Female (20.6%), followed by Asian Female (15.2%) and Two or More Races Male (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kauai Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,461 students. The full-time enrollment at Kauai Community College is 335 and the part-time enrollment is 1,126. This means that 22.9% of students enrolled at Kauai Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Kauai Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Two or More Races
    516
  2. Asian
    395
  3. White
    238

The enrolled student population at Kauai Community College is 35.3% Two or More Races, 27% Asian, 16.3% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.274% Black or African American, and 0.137% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 15 students (1.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 96 more women than men received degrees from Kauai Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kauai Community College is asian (111 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kauai Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (8 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (44 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees).

Workforce

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 (969,912 people), Other managers (660,679 people), Financial managers (475,787 people), Chief executives & legislators (354,680 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (246,648 people).

The most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Communication Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (44 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), and Business (91 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Communication Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (44 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), and Business (91 degrees).

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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 Banking & related activities (459,048 people), Elementary & secondary schools (451,545 people), Computer Systems Design (447,143 people), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (386,444 people), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (381,296 people).

The most specialized majors at Kauai Community College are Communication Technologies (8 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (44 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (28 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (3 degrees), and Business (91 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kauai Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

97
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
193
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Kauai Community College, which is 0.503 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (193).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Kauai Community College in High Performance & Custom Engine Technician, which is 3 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Kauai Community College in Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping, which is 49 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from Kauai Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kauai Community College is Male and White (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    111 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    91 degrees awarded
  3. White
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kauai Community College is asian (111 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (91 degrees).

0.345% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    78 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races Female
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kauai Community College is asian female (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races female (47 degrees).

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Operations

Kauai Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $52.6k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Kauai Community College had a total salary expenditure of $24.1M. Kauai Community College employs 17 Instructors, 16 Assistant professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Kauai Community College are Male Instructors (9), Female Instructors(8), and Male Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kauai Community College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 20 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.07M - Federal
  2. $49.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Kauai Community College received $1.07M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $49.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.8M
2020 Salaries
1.99%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Kauai Community College paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents 52.9% of their overall expenditure ($24.1M) and a 1.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.701% growth from 2018 and a 2.57% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.29M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kauai Community College paid a total of $4.29M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kauai Community College were Instructor with 17 employees; Assistant professor with 16 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kauai Community College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kauai Community College was Male Instructor with 9 employees, Female Instructor with 8 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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

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