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 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 Black and Hispanic), 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 to Kirkwood Community College is Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus (3.7 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 503 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kirkwood Community College(IA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty503 staff95 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Kirkwood Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kirkwood Community College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment14,190 students2,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:133:1
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# Full-Time Students5,164 students1,090 students
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# Part-Time Students9,026 students1,530 students
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
3%
10%
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% White
77%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
13%
11%
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Diversity Score0.390.50
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College Completion Rate
22%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$36,000
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,900$5,619
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,412$6,334
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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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