Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College is a community college located just outside Waterloo, Iowa. HCC also operates several satellite campuses in nearby towns. The Hawkeye Institute of Technology was formed on July 1, 1966, replacing the Waterloo Area Vocational School. The institute eventually added programs in liberal arts and sciences, and expanded as a comprehensive college. It was renamed Hawkeye Community College in July of 1993.

Student life at HCC is active. There are several clubs and organizations on campus as well. Some of these are the All Agriculture Club, the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Distributive Education Clubs of American and Global Humanitarian Relief Club.

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Contacting Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College
1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo , IA 50701
General Phone: (319) 296-2320

Hawkeye Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine467registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Liberal Arts362liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology81dental assistant, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech, optometric tech
Engineering Technician53civil engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Mechanics and Repair52HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Production Trades41machinist, tool and die tech, welding
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and police
Conservation and Resource Management35natural resources management
Photography and Commercial Art32commercial photography
Medical Administration29medical secretary
Office and Administration26administrative assistant, executive secretary, general office occupations
Transportation22truck and bus driver
Business and Management20accounting, sales and marketing
Agricultural Science and Management20agricultural supply, agricultural machine operation
Computer Science and Engineering20web design, computer networking, computer services management
Media15graphic communications
Landscaping and Horticulture13applied horticulture
Family and Social Work12child care provider
Animal Science and Care9animal husbandry
Design6interior design

Number of programs and degrees for Hawkeye Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19520
Associate's degree82133
Award of less than 1 academic year3358

Hawkeye Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hawkeye Community College had a total enrollment of 5,725 students (6,898 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 31%
20-21 18%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Hawkeye Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 44 %

Hawkeye Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Waterloo, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hawkeye Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,240
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,728
Books and supplies $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
Hawkeye Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 459500)

Hawkeye Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year8$64,5596$63,805
All faculty totalcalendar year8$64,5596$63,805

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year59$52,24052$48,919
All faculty totalacademic year59$52,24052$48,919

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hawkeye Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Business And Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Interior Design

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Hawkeye Community College Highlights

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What Sets Hawkeye Community College Apart:

Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Hawkeye Community College Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Hawkeye Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Hawkeye Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Hawkeye Community College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Hawkeye Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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