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Group of hula dancers and 51׻ian chanters
UNUKUPUKUPU, the hula hālau of 51׻ʻi Community College, participate in the groundbreaking for 51׻ʻi Community College—Pālamanui in Kona.

Based in Hilo on 51׻?i Island, offers associate degree,
certificate and non-credit programs ranging from health services and hotel operations to business and trades.
is a state-of-the-art branch campus in Kona and
hosts the University Center, West 51׻?i.

Areas of Excellence


With a main campus in Hilo and a new branch campus in Kona, 51׻?i Community College has locations on both sides of beautiful 51׻?i Island.

Career Focus

Learn rewarding career and technical skills through programs like electronics, early childhood education, automotive mechanics or business technology.


Students who begin working towards a 4-year degree at 51׻?i Community College, can save 25C60% on tuition costs.


Study in a welcoming campus environment where the class sizes are small and faculty and staff are committed to student success.

Fast Facts about?51׻?i Community College

Degrees and Programs


  • Undergraduate: 2,260

Student to Faculty Ratio*

  • 13:1
    * fall 2021

Age and Gender*

  • Average age: 25.1 years old
  • Men: 54.3%
  • Women: 44.9%
    * full-time students

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time: 30.6%
  • Part-time: 69.4%

Pell Grant Recipients*

  • 60%
    * of eligible, full-time students awarded Fall 2022

Student Diversity (full-time students)


Contact Information and Location

51׻i Community College seal and nameplate

1175?Manono Street
Hilo, HI 96720-5096

? (808) 934-2500

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for new and prospective 51׻?i CC?students.

Last modified: April 8, 2024
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