Located in Kaua`i’s busiest town of Lihue, Kaua`i Community College is the major hub of higher learning on the island. Kaua`i Community College, or KCC, is one of the ten branches anchored by the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and a major resource for the people of Kaua`i.
The school was founded in 1965 and has grown over the years to include Associates Degrees in Arts, Associates Degrees in Sciences, and Associates Degrees in Applied Sciences. Along with various degrees, there is also an Associates Degree in Technical Studies which is popular at the school. Certificates in Achievement, Completion, and Comprehension are also award from KCC.
The Performing Arts Venue is not only used for the community college but also for the community at large. The venue sits 560 people and there is also a cultural exhibit center for the public to visit. KCC sits on a sprawling campus near Puhi and the Kilohana Plantation. Along with classes, counseling, and student activities, KCC is also a site of exam testing and a weekly famers market with various local products and produce.
Students at KCC can benefit from the Wai`ale`ale Program. Created by a generous donation from a private donor as well as community organizations, the Wai`ale`ale Program helps residents of Kaua`i and Ni`ihau attend college for free based on their scholastic merit.