B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Kirkwood Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,656/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,666/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,555/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,856/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,962/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,427/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,013Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%

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Kirkwood Community College Reviews

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Kirkwood is a great place for anyone looking to pay for college for less. The professors are excellent, interested in actually teaching the class, and are always willing to help you learn. Advisors are kind want to assist with practically everything in your life! The school is incredibly diverse when it comes to race and age and prides itself on that. Kirkwood collaborates with UoI often which means you get a lot of university things for community college price. The only downsides are that there are not a lot of clubs or student life, and that classes can be split between the CR and IC campus which, depending on your degree/class interests, can be annoying. Otherwise, this school is fantastic for anyone looking for a cheaper and shorter route through college.
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Kirkwood has phenomenal instructors that are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach. They are interested in whether or not you are learning the material, and they are supportive of your life outside of school. The classes are interesting and challenging. You get such a good education for such an incredible price; it's a shame they don't offer 4 year degrees!
For being a 2 year community college Kirkwood is amazing! I attend the Iowa City campus, and have loved every moment of it. There can be some bumps in the road, but the faculty are all very friendly and personable. You have plenty of people you can ask for help! There are free tutoring services and we now have transfer agreements with not only The University of Iowa, but a newly established agreement with Mt. Mercy, and optimally many more to come in the future! I believe it is around 1/3 of the price of a class at the University and to be completely honest it will be a much better setting for those coming right from high school or have never left home before. The classes are smaller, and you have more of an opportunity to get to know your professors or ask them for help if you need to. We also have professors at Kirkwood that also teach at the University of Iowa, so they are definitely not lacking in employees with adequate credentials. I would definitely recommend this school.