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Why choose Kapi‘olani Community College?

Kapi‘olani Community College (Kapi‘olani CC) is an award-winning, accredited institution, long considered one of the finest community colleges in the United States. Kapi‘olani CC is a renowned center of technology and state-of-the-art innovation, designed to prepare you for the 21st-century workforce, and empower your journey toward a truly successful education.

Join us on a virtual tour of our beautiful campus!

Witness the majestic manu-o-Kū, the official bird of Honolulu, circling and nesting in the trees and rooftops of our beautiful campus. Kapi‘olani CC is home to a diverse collection of native plants, lovingly planted across campus. Visit our iconic Cactus Garden, brimming with more than 150 varieties of cacti and succulents.

Kapi‘olani Community College

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We are excited to announce that we have a new Chancellor leading our institution. More information about our new Chancellor will be shared in the near future as we continue to work together to serve our students and community.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Kapi‘olani CC is a model indigenous-serving institution whose graduates strengthen the social, economic, and sustainable advancement of Hawai‘i and the world. Our College is guided by a shared vision, values, and a commitment to student success through engagement, learning, and achievement.

Our History

Queen Kapiʻolani reigned for nearly seventeen years and was much beloved by the Hawaiian people. She was the first queen to tour the United States. The motto of our namesake Queen Kapi’olani was “Kūlia i Ka Nu‘u”, meaning “Strive to Reach the Summit.”

Degrees and Certificates

Our curriculum is textured, offering vibrant, educational opportunities and a robust onramp to four-year universities and community workforce development. We’re known for our liberal arts program, as well as our dynamic technical, occupational, and professional programs.


Accreditation is a process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated to ensure that they meet or exceed standards of quality. These standards can be set at college and professional/industry levels

Office For Institutional Effectiveness

The Office for Institutional Effectiveness (OFIE) provides leadership and coordination for long-range, strategic, and tactical planning; research in institutional effectiveness

Faculty CVs

Information about the faculty who teach across many disciplines across our campus. We are very proud of the rich experiences they bring.

Annual Reports

Kapiʻolani Community College’s Annual Report provides an overview of the previous academic year.