Mission, Vision, Goals, and Outcomes

The Board of Trustees approved the following new mission and vision statements in November 2020.


Empowering students, strengthening businesses, and enriching communities.


Improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Our Pledge

As a college we will provide focus, meaning, and the skills necessary for qualified individuals to live competently in their communities.

Institutional Goals

To effectively demonstrate our mission, we are committed to provide:

  • Educational opportunities that are student centered, comprehensive, and responsive to the individual and society.
  • Leadership activities that support a dynamic framework for students, faculty, staff and the community to reach their potential.
  • Quality services to each qualified individual.
  • Access sensitivity to diversity, support for equal opportunities for all qualified individuals.
  • Cooperative community relationships which foster human, social, cultural, economic, and civic development.

At Hawkeye Community College We Believe:

  • We are in the business of changing lives.
  • Our students are the top priority in everything we do.
  • The people who work here are outstanding.
  • This is a great place to work.
  • The communities we serve are better because of us.
  • Partnership and collaboration are central to everything we do.
  • The future of our college is limitless.

Institutional Learning Outcomes


Students will develop speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills.

Critical Thinking / Problem Solving

Students will acquire, evaluate, and analyze information; develop sound reasoning skills; and apply the principles of the scientific method.

Quantitative Reasoning

Students will develop skills in problem-solving, logical thinking, and application of the mathematical processes.

Community / Global Awareness

Students will recognize and appreciate diversity, historical viewpoints, and the global perspective.

Individual Development

Students will cultivate ethical values, personal wellness, and personal learning strategies.

Artistic Expression

Students will acquire a global and cultural understanding of the role of the arts, instilling the personal curiosity and skills for creative expression and endeavors.

Information Management

Students will apply technological methods to retrieve, process, and communicate information.

Workplace Application of Skills

Students will synthesize technical skills and industry knowledge to succeed in a work environment.

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Contact Information

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Hawkeye Center 214
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