Kirkwood Community College

Tel: (319)398-5411
15,323 students
Public institution
Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services (KTOS) provides business counseling and training services to help companies achieve world-class performance through improved business practices, a highly-skilled workforce, and appropriate use of technology. The services are focused on people, processes, and technology. This effort brings together considerable resources from Kirkwood Community College, the community and the State of Iowa. Companies can receive services through workforce development programs, process improvement consultation, production support services, small business performance consultation, performance excellence, environmental and solid waste technical assistance and strategic partnerships.
School Highlights:
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Kirkwood Community College serves 15,323 students (46.19% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
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Kirkwood Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Linn County, IA.
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The nearest community college is Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus (3.71 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 542 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kirkwood Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 542 staff
61 staff
Kirkwood Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 15,323 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 15,323 students 1,294 students
Kirkwood Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
21:1
Kirkwood Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,078 students
822 students
Kirkwood Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,245 students
1,025 students
Kirkwood Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Kirkwood Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Kirkwood Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Kirkwood Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
12%
Kirkwood Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
73%
57%
Kirkwood Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Kirkwood Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
11%
3%
Kirkwood Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Kirkwood Community College 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. 0.17 0.53
Kirkwood Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,100 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,200 $5,694
Kirkwood Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,100 $10,252
Kirkwood Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Kirkwood Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services (KTOS) provides business counseling and training services to help companies achieve world-class performance through improved business practices, a highly-skilled workforce, and appropriate use of technology. The services are focused on people, processes, and technology. This effort brings together considerable resources from Kirkwood Community College, the community and the State of Iowa. Companies can receive services through workforce development programs, process improvement consultation, production support services, small business performance consultation, performance excellence, environmental and solid waste technical assistance and strategic partnerships. Kirkwood Training Services provides a broad spectrum of employee training and education programs covering four key skills areas: Computer and Information Technology, Technical Training, Health and Safety Programs, and Essential Skills. Through our nationwide network of training resources, you'll have access to renowned training programs and trainers with years of industry experience. But that's only the beginning. Kirkwood Training Services is truly committed to working partnerships with business and industry and other public agencies. By working cooperatively with business and industry we can jointly address many of the workforce and training needs of the region and community.

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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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.