Mission Statement

Kaua‘i Community College is a kahua that inspires, engages, and empowers learners and educators to enrich our community and our world.


Ke kū nei ke Kulanui Kaiāulu ma Kaua‘i ma ke ‘ano he kahua e ho‘oulu, ho‘ā, a ho‘oikaika ‘ia ai ka ‘ike a me ka na‘auao o nā kānaka
a‘o aku a a‘o mai no ka ho‘owaiwai ‘ana i ke kaiāulu a me ka honua.

‘O ke kahua ma mua, ma hope ke kūkulu.
First comes the foundation, then comes the building.
(‘Ōlelo No‘eau, number 2459)


Kaua‘i Community College fulfills its mission by incorporating the following practices. The College:

  • Provides open access, affordable education;
  • Offers Certificates of Competence, Achievement, and Academic Subjects; Associate in Applied Science, Science, and Arts Degrees;
  • Welcomes and values diversity;
  • Delivers educational opportunities on campus in small classes, in the community, internationally, and through distance learning;
  • Provides programs that address workforce and community needs;
  • Prepares and supports students individually and collectively to succeed in academic endeavors and engage in life-long learning;
  • Encourages innovation and promotes sustainability while perpetuating the unique history and culture of Kaua‘i.


KCC students