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Hawkeye Community College Overview

Located in Waterloo, Iowa, Hawkeye Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Hawkeye Community College Known For?

1,021 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Hawkeye Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Hawkeye Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hawkeye Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Best Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Hawkeye Community College?

Location of Hawkeye Community College

Contact details for Hawkeye Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: 319-296-2320

How Do I Get Into Hawkeye Community College?

You can apply to Hawkeye Community College online at:

Hawkeye Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Hawkeye Community College?

54% Take Out Loans
15.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Hawkeye Community College, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,283 a year. That adds up to $21,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hawkeye Community College is 15.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Hawkeye Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,258 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,263 undergraduate students at Hawkeye Community College, with 2,258 being full-time and 3,005 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hawkeye Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,258 full-time undergraduates at Hawkeye Community College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hawkeye Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hawkeye Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hawkeye Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 151
Hispanic or Latino 114
White 1,844
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 89

Over 20 countries are represented at Hawkeye Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Pakistan, India, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Hawkeye Community College

613 Took All Classes Online
1,655 Took At Least One Class Online
4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,655 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hawkeye Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Hawkeye Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hawkeye Community College was 4.2%. This is the #1,729 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hawkeye Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Hawkeye Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2%
Liberal Arts General Studies 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Hawkeye Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Hawkeye Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #397
Liberal Arts General Studies #397

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Hawkeye Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 305 0 305
Nursing 0 54 65 119
Precision Metal Working 31 8 22 61
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 50 3 53
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 27 15 42
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 33 6 39
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 18 18 36
Dental Support Services 0 16 16 32
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 15 11 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 26 0 26
Natural Resource Management 11 12 1 24
Agricultural Production 3 10 8 21
Business Support & Assistant Services 5 9 7 21
Human Development & Family Studies 0 9 11 20
Computer Systems Networking 0 10 9 19
Electronics Engineering Technology 9 4 6 19
Accounting 0 9 7 16
Graphic Communications 0 16 0 16
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 15 0 15
General Sales & Marketing 0 14 0 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 13 0 13
Design & Applied Arts 0 12 0 12
Human Resource Management 0 10 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 10
Carpentry 0 8 0 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 8 8
Information Technology 0 7 0 7
Hospitality Management 0 6 0 6
Civil Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Horticulture 0 5 0 5
Agricultural Mechanization 0 3 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 3 0 3
Fire Protection 0 3 0 3
Recreation Administration 0 2 0 2
Ground Transportation 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 60 748 213 1,021


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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