• The mission of Hawkeye Community College is a globally informed community of successful lifelong learners.

School Highlights

Hawkeye Community College serves 5,112 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,112 students
  • In-state tuition: $159
  • Out-state tuition: $176
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 503 teachers has grown by 111% over five years.
Hawkeye Community College
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
503 staff
274 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Hawkeye Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Hawkeye Community College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,112 students
2,478 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,097 students
1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,015 students
1,315 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
716 students
203 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,097 students
1,163 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
61 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,015 students
1,315 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
411 students
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
8%
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% Black
8%
6%
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% White
81%
69%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.33
0.50
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.6%
3.27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.01%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,700
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $159 is less than the state average of $4,331. The in-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $176 is less than the state average of $4,920. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$159
$4,331
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$176
$4,920
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Tuition Notes
Tuition & fees is pe
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
81%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,605
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
29%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Marksmanship

Extracurriculars

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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Hawkeye Community College cost?

Hawkeye Community College's tuition is approximately $159 for In-State students and $176 for Out-State students.

What sports does Hawkeye Community College offer?

Hawkeye Community College offers 1 interscholastic sports: Marksmanship.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,112 students
  • In-state tuition: $159
  • Out-state tuition: $176
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,331 per year for in-state students and $4,920 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 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 0.71. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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