Kirkwood Community College Overview

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6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
Phone: (319) 398-5411
2012–13 Tuition & Fees
$3,500 in-state
$4,200 out-of-state
16,659 total
8,046 full-time
8,613 part-time
48% male / 52% female


Kirkwood Community College is a public, two-year institution in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Its campus is located in a city, with a total enrollment of 16,659. The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The student-faculty ratio is 20:1. The highest degree offered at Kirkwood Community College is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences.

The in-state tuition and fees for 2012–13 were $3,500, and out-of-state tuition and fees were $4,200. There is no application fee.

Students can earn degrees and certificates in 19 different fields. Popular programs include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services.

General Information (Fall 2012)

School type Public
Academic calendar Semester
Setting City
Size Very large

Applying (Fall 2012)

Application fee $0
Open admission policy Yes
Total entering students, fall 2012 8,551

Academic Life

Full-time retention rate 1 52%
Part-time retention rate 1 38%
Graduation rate 2 20%
Transfer-out rate 3 6%
Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates 4 29%
Student-faculty ratio 20:1

Student Life (Fall 2012)

Total enrollment 16,659
Full-time enrollment 8,046
Part-time enrollment 8,613
Male 48%
Female 52
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Black or African American 8%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
White 72%
Two or more races 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown 11%
Nonresident alien 2%
Percent of population under 18 14%
Percent of population 18-24 54%
Percent of population 25-65 31%
Percent of population over 65 0%

Campus Info and Services (Fall 2012)

Distance education Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Credit for life experiences Yes
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Placement services for completers N/A
On-campus day care for students' children Yes
Library facilities at institution Has own library

Paying for School

At Kirkwood Community College, 63 percent of undergraduates receive grant or scholarship aid and the average scholarship or grant award is $3,040.
In-state tuition and fees $3,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $4,200
Books and supplies $1,316
1 Full-time and part-time retention based on Fall 2011 students returning in Fall 2012.
2 Graduation rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (graduated by 2012).
3 Transfer-out rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (transferred out by 2012).
4 Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates are from the Fall 2009 cohort.

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