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KCC Demographics & Diversity

Lihue, Hawaii

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at KCC are predominantly Multiracial with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 83% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Kauai Community College has been designated as an Alaskan Native- or Native Hawaiian-Serving Institution (ANNHI) and is eligible for federal grants enabling institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Kauai Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 17%
Black 0%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 29%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 7%
Two or more races 34%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 92% more female students than male students enrolled at Kauai Community College with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, KCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Kauai Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Kauai Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 500
Women 961

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

KCC serves a very low number of students outside of Hawaii, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Kauai Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,610 per year

47% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.2%
Part time Undergrads 58%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141802 IPEDS survey data for Kauai Community College.