Explore Leeward

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Aloha, and welcome to Leeward CC!

Whether you are starting your four-year degree, want training for a new job, or plan to change careers, Leeward offers you a quality education in a supportive environment. Explore the possibilities, get a glimpse of our vibrant Student Life and let our students tell you why Leeward is a special place.

If you are on campus, visit our new Student Services Welcome Center in AD 201 or contact us if you need assistance.

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Top 5 Reasons


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#1 - Accessibility
It is easy to get in, we’re in your community, and we have flexible schedules. No SATs or ACTs needed. No application fee for Hawai‘i Residents.

#2 - High-quality Education
We have small class sizes, and award-winning faculty with industry experience, degrees and credentials from colleges across the globe.

#3 - We're Affordable
Leeward costs a fraction of what you would pay at other colleges plus we have free parking, free tutoring and over half of our courses have zero textbook fees.

#4 - Easy to Transfer
Your credits from core requirements at Leeward CC will transfer when you are ready to move on to a local or mainland four-year university.

#5 - Programs & Support Services
Choose from a variety of programs and services designed to help you reach your educational and career goals.


Take a virtual tour!


Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are still not able to host in-person tours. We anticipate better days ahead, but until then we will be creating a library of virtual tours to showcase key areas on campus. These 360° tours are interactive and you can use your mouse or mobile device to "look around" while you watch the video. Give it a try!

Virtual Tours:


Get a true student experience


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It is not always about academics at Leeward. You can have a little bit (or a lot) of fun! Students from our Pearl City or Wai‘anae campus can participate in one or more of the following areas:

  • IM LeeSports - Our organized sports help students to grow, learn, and develop respect for others through a positive experience.
  • Student Government - Be the change at Leeward! As a Student Government officer you can help influence decisions which affect the student experience.
  • Student Activities Board - Provide fun, educational and diverse programs and events for the student body. Do we need to say more?
  • Student Organizations - Enhance your college experience by joining one of our Registered Independent Student Organizations!
  • Campus Jobs - Campus jobs give you work experience and the flexibility to work around your class schedules.



Student Spotlight


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Leinani Yahiku

A mother, a survivor and a student who helps those who need it most. Watch our video about this outstanding Wai‘anae Moku student.

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Chaston Tobosa

He wasnʻt ready his first time around but Chaston can now go to college while working thanks to our Online AA program.

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Savannah Marfil

As a non-traditional student who served in the Coast Guard, Savannah settled in at Leeward through our Native Hawaiian Center at Pu‘uloa.



Contact Outreach & Recruitment

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Franalyn Barnett
Student Services Specialist
Contact me if youʻre joining our Leeward ‘ohana after high school.
808-455-0533 or email

Emeli Maualuga
Student Services Specialist
Adult learner? Returning or transferring to Leeward? Contact me for help.
808-455-0376 or email