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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
About Our Campus
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 Administration Team
The Kapi‘olani CC administrative team are highly-skilled, educated, and passionate professionals dedicated to the success of our students, college, and communities. Equipped with expertise and skillsets brought from diverse backgrounds and experiences, they provide leadership, governance, and advocacy to our students.
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.
Details you might want to know about our campus. These details were collected over the course of the past year to demonstrate our commitment to excellence.
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
Information about the faculty who teach across many disciplines across our campus. We are very proud of the rich experiences they bring.