Kirkwood Community College

  • 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 13,788 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

Kirkwood Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,072 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Kirkwood Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,072 staff292 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Kirkwood Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Kirkwood Community College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment13,788 students2,894 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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# Full-Time Students5,084 students1,389 students
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# Part-Time Students8,704 students1,505 students
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
9%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
73%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
9%
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Diversity Score0.450.57
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College Completion Rate
29%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,060 is less than the state average of $4,866. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,900 is less than the state average of $5,422. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,060$4,866
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,900$5,422
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,038$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Kirkwood Community College is Hawkeye Community College (49.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 5,112 students | 49.30 Mi1501 E Orange Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    (319) 296-2320
    49.305,112
  • 7,771 students | 62.10 Mi101 W Third Street
    Davenport, IA 52801
    (563) 336-3300
    62.107,771
  • 30,512 students | 62.30 Mi1801 East Kimberly Road, Suite 1
    Davenport, IA 52807
    (866) 527-5268
    62.3030,512
  • Ross College-Quad Cities
    Private for-profit
    54 students | 64.00 Mi2119 Kimberly Rd.
    Bettendorf, IA 52722
    (563) 344-1500
    64.0054
  • 1,947 students | 64.90 Mi3700 S Center St
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 752-7106
    64.901,947
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For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,866 per year for in-state students and $5,422 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.