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 1,511 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 31%.
  • Kirtland Community College is the only community colleges within Crawford County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to Kirtland Community College is North Central Michigan College (48.7 miles away).

School News

  • New Programs at Kirtland - 02/28/2019 - Kirtland Community College will launch two new programs this fall specifically designed to meet the needs of the growing, high-demand forest products manufacturers who heavily employee people throughout northern Michigan ...moreand the entire state as a whole.hide
  • Kirtland - Grayling Expanding - 06/21/2019 - Kirtland Community College`s Grayling location will soon be the centralized campus for nearly all of the college`s programs.
  • Cyber Security degree - 02/06/2019 - Kirtland Community College is launching an Associate of Applied Science degree in Cyber Security that can be completed entirely online. It is the only fully online associate degree program available ...morein the state.hide
  • New Police Academy Director - 12/06/2018 - With a focus on investing in the next generation of law enforcement, Kirtland Community College`s Regional Police Academy recently welcomed a new director of public safety programs, Shannon Dekun. The ...moreacademy has also strengthened its offerings by introducing a highly advanced simulation training program, the MILO 300.hide
  • Kirtland - Grayling Michigan Forest Products Institute - 12/05/2018 - Kirtland Grayling will expand to include the Michigan Forest Products Institute in addition to the Health Sciences Center.

Top Placements

Kirtland Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Kirtland Community College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty26 staff100 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Kirtland Community College has declined by 39% over five years.
  • The Kirtland Community College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,511 students3,505 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Kirtland Community College and community college average number of enrollment of MI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Full-Time Students469 students1,591 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Kirtland Community College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of MI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Part-Time Students1,042 students1,914 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Kirtland Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of MI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Kirtland Community College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of MI.
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.130.50
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,700$30,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,260 is less than the state average of $5,223. 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 $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,260$5,223
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,430$7,110
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 Aid91%89%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$10,025$12,011
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$4,750$5,500
Acceptance Rate100%70%


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


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: 2016 (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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