Welcome to Hawai‘i Community College — Pālamanui!

Aloha! This web site provides information about one of the most exciting development projects on Hawai‘i Island. Hawai‘i Community College — Pālamanui is a new college campus planned for beautiful Kailua-Kona, on a site just inland of the Kona International Airport.

The blessing of the access road to Hawai’i Community College — Pālamanui took place in March 2011.

With a rich array of classes in culinary arts, nursing, Hawaiian culture, business, liberal arts, and more, the Pālamanui campus will be a vibrant and essential resource for those who call West Hawai‘i home.

West Hawai‘i is the only remaining major geographic area and population center in the state of Hawai‘i that does not have a permanent facility for higher education. Hawai‘i Community College currently administers the University Center, West Hawai‘i, which is located in leased facilities in Kealakekua. The new campus at Pālamanui will be Hawai‘i Community College’s permanent home on the west side of Hawai‘i Island and will increase access to quality, affordable higher education.

The campus will be the heart of a mixed-use development called Pālamanui, which is being developed by Pālamanui, LLC, a partnership between Hunt Companies and Charles R. Schwab.

Pālamanui means “Foundation of Profound Enlightenment,” and that’s what the new campus will be.

Mahalo for visiting!

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