Hawkeye Community College

  • The mission of Hawkeye Community College is a globally informed community of successful lifelong learners.
School Highlights
  • Hawkeye Community College serves 5,300 students (58% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Hawkeye Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Black Hawk County, IA.
  • The nearest community college to Hawkeye Community College is Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus (6.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 251 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Hawkeye Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty251 staff95 staff
Hawkeye Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Hawkeye Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Hawkeye Community College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 87% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,300 students2,620 students
Hawkeye Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:133:1
Hawkeye Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,066 students1,090 students
Hawkeye Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,737 students1,530 students
Hawkeye Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hawkeye Community College Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Hawkeye Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Hawkeye Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Hawkeye Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Hawkeye Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Hawkeye Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Hawkeye Community College Non Resident (2010-2011)
% Unknown races
Hawkeye Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.250.50
Hawkeye Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Hawkeye Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$36,200
Hawkeye Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $159 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $176 is less than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$159$4,714
Hawkeye Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$176$5,619
Hawkeye Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesTuition & fees is pe
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%90%
Hawkeye Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
Hawkeye Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,880$6,334
Hawkeye Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered1 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime and Manga, Art & Literature, BASIC - Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Business Professionals of America, Criminal Justice, Drama, Education, EMS, ETC., Financial Literacy, Gamers, Horticulture, International Student Organization, LGBTA, ManUp - Men in Nursing, Multicultural Student Organization, Natural Resources, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Phi Theta Kappa, Photography, Respiratory Care, Russian, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), Student Ambassadors, Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA), Student Leadership Council, Student Nurses Association, Student Veterans of America, Web Development

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton, Bags, Basketball, Dodgeball, Football, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1992, Hawkeye became a comprehensive community college with the addition of arts and sciences to the curriculum. In July 1993, the name was officially changed to Hawkeye Community College. Hawkeye Community College has graduated more than 30,000 credit students since July 1, 1966. In addition, we have had more than 725,000 registrations in Continuing Education programs. The College is growing and expanding its educational programs and services to people. Four metro area sites house credit and continuing education programs: the 320-acre main campus at 1501 East Orange Road, in south Waterloo; the Metro Campus at 844 West 4th Street, Waterloo; the Center for Business and Industry, 5330 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls; and the Martin Luther King Jr., Center, 515 Beech Street, Waterloo. In addition, classes and services are offered throughout Area VII (Workforce Development). Hawkeye Community College offers more than 45 academic programs and options and the latest in technology, training facilities, and innovative learning options. Hawkeye supports and cooperates with public school districts in promoting and conducting continuing education programs, distance learning courses over the Hawkeye Telecommunications System, and other classes and programs. Hawkeye Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 403 students | 6.60 Mi7009 Nordic Drive
    Cedar Falls IA  50613
  • 2,041 students | 41.90 Mi3700 S Center St
    Marshalltown IA  50158
  • 575 students | 45.90 Mi3165 Edgewood Parkway SW
    Cedar Rapids IA  52404
  • 949 students | 48.10 Mi1100 College Ave
    Iowa Falls IA  50126
  • 14,190 students | 49.60 Mi6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
    Cedar Rapids IA  52406
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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,714 per year for in-state students and $5,619 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,502 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.