Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus

3165 Edgewood Parkway SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Tel: (319)363-0481
527 students
Private for-profit
Hamilton College is an institution of higher education offering quality programs that integrate general education, professional skills, and career-focused education to empower students to develop and achieve their personal and career potentials. Hamilton College recognizes the worth and dignity of all people, and is sensitive to the diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds represented in its student population. All students are encouraged to reach their potential within the framework of their individual needs, interests, and capabilities. The College employs instructional methods based on adult learning theory and is committed to the development of each student's intellectual, analytical, and critical thinking abilities. Teaching techniques encourage active student participation and may include group discussions and projects, laboratory work, simulations, demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures.
School Highlights:
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus serves 527 students (67% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus is one of 2 community colleges within Linn County, IA.
The nearest community college is Kirkwood Community College (3.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 61% over five years.
College Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 13 staff
61 staff
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 527 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 527 students 1,296 students
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
21:1
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 354 students
814 students
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 173 students
1,040 students
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 331 students 802 students
# Graduate Students 23 students 23 students
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% Asian
2%
5%
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
21%
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
12%
15%
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Black (2006-2013)
% White
81%
51%
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Unknown (2006-2013)
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.33 0.68
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,352 $5,660
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,352 $10,250
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Hamilton College was originally established in Mason City, Iowa, in 1900 as a proprietary career college, and has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating college in the state of Iowa specializing in business education. In 1980, Hamilton opened a campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to allow more students to be part of the Hamilton educational experience. In 1988, the Des Moines, Iowa, campus was added to create a triad of campuses to better accommodate the entire state. The Cedar Falls campus was designated as the third branch campus of Hamilton College in 2000. Each campus has close ties within its community and surrounding communities, resulting in graduates placed in employment throughout the state. Quest Education Corporation purchased Hamilton College in November of 1998. Quest was purchased in July of 2000 by Kaplan, Inc. Quest and Kaplan are dedicated to continuing the same excellent education for which Hamilton College is known. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,249 per year for in-state students and $5,184 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,927 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.