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Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, IA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College Overview

Hawkeye Community College is a public, state school in the rural setting of Waterloo, Iowa. Hawkeye Community College was founded in 1966 and the school currently enrolls around 5,085 students per year, including 5,085 undergrads.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Hawkeye Community College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hawkeye Community College's theater groups.

Hawkeye Community College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Hawkeye Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hawkeye Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Hawkeye Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $4,896
Out-of-State $5,304

Is Hawkeye Community College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Hawkeye Community College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Hawkeye Community College Acceptance Rate 2022

Hawkeye Community College is not competitive to get into. The university admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,854 applications received in 2022, 1,460 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hawkeye Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Hawkeye Community College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 75% of graduates from Hawkeye Community College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Hawkeye Community College grads have an average starting salary of $35,536 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Hawkeye Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Hawkeye Community College's endowment was valued at $2.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $6,308 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hawkeye Community College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Hawkeye Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hawkeye Community College.

Based on this information, is Hawkeye Community College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hawkeye Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Hawkeye Community College Located?

Hawkeye Community College is located in the rural setting of Waterloo, Iowa.

If you would like to see Hawkeye Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 20 to Waterloo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Waterloo Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hawkeye Community College and Waterloo are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 8015 Waterloo, IA 50704-8015

Campus Setting: Rural

Hawkeye Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hawkeye Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hawkeye Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Wondering what life at Hawkeye Community College is like? There are approximately 5,085 students enrolled at Hawkeye Community College. 38% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from IA and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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