Academic Freedom & Responsibility
Kapi'olani Community College
is a public two-year, open-door institution which offers comprehensive
vocational and liberal arts programs at low tuition cost, with
emphasis on quality teaching, educational guidance, and responsiveness
to the community.
In the student body of 7,000, 49% are pursuing an AA degree and
62% are attending college part-time. The student population is
58% female, with a mean age of 25.1 (although 12% of students
are over 35). The ethnic background of students reflects both
the diversity of Hawaii and the international emphasis of the
college: a nearly equal percentage (14%) are Hawaiian, Filipino,
and Caucasian; 21% are Japanese, and 13% choose the designation “mixed”. Further demographic information can be found
in the Fall
2004 Enrollment Report.