Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kirkwood Community College offers 367-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 2 high safety сampuses. 48.8% are women, and 51.2% are men. 4% percents of international students. Kirkwood Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Kirkwood Community College is 12394$, that is at the level of national average. 21% of full-time Kirkwood Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Kirkwood Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Kirkwood Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,097
$30,001 - $48,000$11,128
$48,001 - $75,000$13,308
$75,001 - $110,000$15,378



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5697 of Kirkwood Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 40 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Kirkwood Community College number 15 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Kirkwood Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Kirkwood Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Kirkwood Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

21% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Kirkwood Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Kirkwood Community College is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Kirkwood Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Kirkwood Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Iowa.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Kirkwood Community College

The campus located by 6301 Kirkwood Blvd Sw address in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Kirkwood Community College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Kirkwood Community College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Kirkwood Community College are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Iowa City Campus

The campus located by 1816 Lower Muscatine Rd address in Iowa City, Iowa.


Iowa City Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Kirkwood Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Iowa City Campus is forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Kirkwood Community College offers 367 programs in total: 201 are for Associate's degree, 115 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 51 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance education programs that are offered in the Kirkwood Community College: 9 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Iowa state average data to help you compare.


Kirkwood Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9576 students with 287280 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Kirkwood Community College

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Overall Rating:

No staff members seem to know what's going on, no one on the same page, no accountability , NOT even basic service skills from anyone encountered, and because of that I wouldn't send my dumbest dog to Kirkwood .

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I had a terrible experience at Kirkwood. I went for nursing and the instructors could care less about if you are learning the material to pass. They said they have such a good repuatation and a 98-99 whatever pass rate, well yeah you will have that when there are very few student left in the end. If you want a good nursing college, go to Mount Mercy University, I'm going on my second year and absolutely love it and the instructors really care about you to help you succeed.

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I took a few classes through Kirkwood's accelerated program to transfer towards my Bachelor's degree at Mount Mercy. I like Kirkwood, and especially the Linn County Regional Center where they hold evening classes, and I felt like the material was alright as far as what I was learning, but now that I have started to regularly attend Mount Mercy, I can definitely tell a difference in the quality of the classes. I don't think that Kirkwood is bad, per se, but I do think you get what you pay for. Overall, though, not bad.

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My daughter had an issue in class last year and was removed from a program. We had to get involved with a formal appeal. She was allowed to re-take the class this semester. One day this semester, because she could not find a needed form in her in her computer, the instructor told her she had to leave class. She stepped out, and in 15 min found the form, and was told she had to leave the class for the remainder of the year. This school is a fraud. They took her tuition for this year, and removed her for something very insignificant. It appears to me that they held a grudge against her from last year, waited until she paid for this semester and took out their revenge against her. Buyer Beware

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I'm sure there are many people who have had a great experience here. But I have not. I am enrolled in one of Kirkwood's online classes, and not only has the instructor failed to respond to my emails, she has also made several mistakes in the quizzes, as well as neglecting to include the date due for one of the assignments. I am not impressed at all.

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Location & Website

Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3193985411

Institution is active in current year: 1

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