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1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
p. 319-296-2320
w. www.hawkeyecollege.edu

Hawkeye Community College

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Located on the outskirts of Waterloo, Iowa with several satellite campuses nearby, Hawkeye Community College (HCC) offers higher education opportunities in technical- and healthcare-related fields to the local community. The school traces its roots back to 1966 when the Hawkeye Institute of Technology was founded on the present-day campus location, replacing the Waterloo Area Vocational School that preceded it.

Over time, the Hawkeye Institute expanded significantly and added other study options outside the strictly technical field, introducing liberal arts programs and science programs by 1992. The following year, the school received its current name of Hawkeye Community College.

HCC students pursue associate degrees or certificate programs.


As mentioned, the school’s academic programs range from short certificate programs to longer associate degree programs. The school has developed a fairly strong reputation for its programs in the fields of healthcare, resource management, and certain technical fields. Other programs are available in the fields of agriculture, business and marketing, and the arts (including the liberal arts).

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Admissions policies are relatively open, and the college is minimally selective in keeping with its characterization as a community college. Candidates must meet basic criteria, which include a minimum of school diploma or GED with an approved curriculum. Certain healthcare, engineering, and IT-related programs have more demanding requirements and are therefore more selective. Admission to the school itself does not necessarily mean admission to one of these or any other programs.

Applications can be completed online. After applying, students are encouraged to set up a meeting/interview with an admissions adviser and carry out a campus visit.


Student life is quite active and consists of many clubs and organizations as well as intramural sports teams. Among the many organizations operating both on and off campus include the Criminal Justice Club, the Hawkeye Gamers Club, the Education Club, the Multicultural Student Organization and the Phi Theta Kappa academic honors society.

Student Enrollment Demographics


There are no official collegiate sports at Hawkeye Community College, but intramural teams include flag football, golf, billiards, wrestling, basketball, bowling, softball, and volleyball.


Academic accreditation is granted by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is fully recognized by the Iowa Department of Education and specific programs have independent accreditation by state or national trade bodies.

Information Summary

Ranks 45th in Iowa and 3125th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 242 0.35
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.00
Forcible Rape 52 0.08
Robbery 60 0.09
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 673 0.98
Larceny 1,401 2.04
Vehicle theft 85 0.12

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4995th for the average student loan amount.
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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Waterloo, IA 50701
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population29,890 (27,212 urban / 2,678 rural)
Households12,516 (2.36 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,176
Families7,990 (2.92 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1901

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4473rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,948 $3,948 $4,816
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $168 $168 $168
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $147 $147 $172
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,230 $5,230 $6,098
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,500 $16,500 $17,368
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,420 $8,420 $9,288

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,892 $4,004 $3,892 $4,004 $4,592 $4,704
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,080(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,028 $3,166
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,028 $3,166

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 68 23 8 3 1,298 1,410
Accounting 1 17 18
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation 16 16
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling 35 35
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 28 28
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 23 24
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 1 1
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 4 10 14
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 17 17
Child Care Provider/Assistant 7 1 1 33 42
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 8 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 3 3
Commercial Photography 1 23 24
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 35 36
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 7 8
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 29 31
Dental Assisting/Assistant 9 9
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 17 18
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 63 64
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 7 7
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 1 51 53
Graphic Communications, General 1 1 6 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 11 12
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 7 7
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 1 1 2
Interior Design 3 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 21 7 7 353 390
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 5 5 91 101
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 2 81 83
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 20 24
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 3 30 35
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1
Natural Resources Management and Policy 38 38
Occupational Therapist Assistant 7 7
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 16 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 2 1 61 65
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2 11 14
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 1 12 13
Tool and Die Technology/Technician 1 1
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 8 36 45
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 6 6
Welding Technology/Welder 6 1 1 71 79

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2924th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,925 ($55,860 male / $48,788 female)
Number of FT Faculty 119 (60 male / 59 female)
Number of PT Faculty 516
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,198,232

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