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HCC Demographics & Diversity

Honolulu, 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 HCC are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Multiracial population. The school has very high racial diversity. 91% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Honolulu 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.

Racial demographics of Honolulu Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 9%
Black 2%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 41%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 8%
Two or more races 29%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 46% more male students than female students enrolled at Honolulu Community College with a gender ratio of 59% men to 41% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, HCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Honolulu Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 59%
Women 41%
Enrollment by gender for Honolulu Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,103
Women 1,438

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

HCC serves a very low number of students outside of Hawaii, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Honolulu Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$67,000 per year

48% 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 40.4%
Part time Undergrads 56.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141680 IPEDS survey data for Honolulu Community College.