Windward Community College


Our Mission

Windward Community College offers innovative programs in the arts and sciences and opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Hawai‘i and its unique heritage. With a special commitment to support the access and educational needs of Native Hawaiians, we provide O‘ahu’s Ko‘olau region and beyond with liberal arts, career and lifelong learning in a supportive and challenging environment — inspiring students to excellence.

Our Vision

Ka Mālamalama o ke Ko‘olau - “Enlightening Ko‘olau” Students and community members will be enriched by “the light of knowledge” through quality programs and able to lead full, productive lives in a rapidly changing world.

Our Core Values

The college and its mission, goals, and actions are guided by core values that reflect the Hawaiian culture. Na‘auao — Learning

  • Student-centered learning environment
  • Excellence in academics and workforce training
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Lifelong learning
  • Global awareness

Ho‘okomo — Access

  • “Open-door” admissions policy
  • Excellence in financial aid service
  • Need-centered education
  • Diverse approaches to learning
  • Disability sensitivity
  • Educational outreach to communities

Laulima — Collaboration

  • Shared accomplishments
  • Shared governance
  • Service to community
  • Campus and community engagement
  • Experiential learning

Ho‘ihi — Respect

  • Cultural awareness and aloha
  • Student voice
  • ‘Ohana-style inclusiveness
  • LGBTI Safe Zones

Mea Hou — Innovation

  • Creative use of research and technology
  • Positive transformation in student learning, curriculum, and campus growth

Mālama ‘āina — Sustainability

  • Stewardship of our interrelated natural resources
  • Conservation awareness



45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd., Kāne‘ohe HI 96744
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA