Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
Tel: (319)398-5411
  • 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
  • Kirkwood Community College serves 14,190 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Kirkwood Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Linn County, IA.
  • The nearest community college is Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus (3.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 503 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Kirkwood Community College (IA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 503 staff 67 staff
Kirkwood Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 14,190 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,190 students 2,094 students
Kirkwood Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 33:1
Kirkwood Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 5,164 students 844 students
Kirkwood Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 9,026 students 1,250 students
Kirkwood Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kirkwood Community College Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Kirkwood Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
5%
Kirkwood Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
10%
Kirkwood Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
77%
69%
Kirkwood Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Kirkwood Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Kirkwood Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
13%
11%
Kirkwood Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.39 0.50
Kirkwood Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
22%
28%
Kirkwood Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $36,000 $36,200
Kirkwood Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,060 is less than the state average of $4,714. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,900 is less than the state average of $5,619. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,060 $4,714
Kirkwood Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,900 $5,619
Kirkwood Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84% 88%
Kirkwood Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $12,000 $12,000
Kirkwood Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,412 $6,334
Kirkwood Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $4,714 per year for in-state students and $5,619 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,773 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Kaplan University-Davenport Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.