Kirtland Community College

  • Kirtland Community College is the largest community college geographically in the state of Michigan covering approximately 2,500 square miles and servicing all of Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon counties and parts of five additional surrounding counties.  Kirtland has locations in Gaylord - MTEC, Grayling (our new Health Sciences Center and Michigan Forest Products Institute) and Roscommon, in addition to offering courses online.

School Highlights

Kirtland Community College serves 1,477 students (31% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 34%.

School News

School Overview

The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Kirtland Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty22 staff103 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Kirtland Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Kirtland Community College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,477 students3,250 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio67:130:1
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# Full-Time Students461 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students1,016 students1,914 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
1%
15%
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% White
93%
66%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.130.53
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College Completion Rate
22%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,700$30,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,260 is less than the state average of $4,903. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,430 is more than the state average of $6,831. The out-state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,260$4,903
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,430$6,831
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Tuition Notes121.00/contact hr in-distict; 182.00/contact hr out-of-district; 260.00/contact hr out-of-state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,698
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%80%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBowling, Cross Country, GolfBowling, Cross Country,
Golf

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Biology Club, Criminal Justice Club, Hot Rod Automotive Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Service Learning, Veterans Helping Veterans

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Student Wellness Group
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Kirtland Community College was founded in 1966.  Kirtland offers over 30 degree and certificate programs including transfer degree programs. Kirtland competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Eastern Conference of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. The Kirtland Firebirds compete in bowling, golf and cross-country. Kirtland Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.   The college also holds membership in the Michigan Community College Association and the American Association of Community Colleges.   Kirtland has locations in Gaylord, Grayling (our new Health Sciences Center and Michigan Forest Products Institute) and Roscommon, in addition to offering courses online.

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