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 1,528 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Kirtland Community College is the only community colleges within Roscommon County, MI.
  • The nearest community college to Kirtland Community College is Mid Michigan Community College (40.0 miles away).

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% 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 Faculty28 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 Enrollment1,528 students3,505 students
# Full-Time Students499 students1,591 students
# Part-Time Students1,029 students1,914 students
% 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 $4,170 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,130 is more than the state average of $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 40% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,170$5,223
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,130$7,110
Tuition Notes118.00/contact hr in-distict; 175.00/contact hr out-of-district; 250.00/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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For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.