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

Cost

Net Price
$9,929/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,540/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,496/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,787/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,013/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,670/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,885Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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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Overall I liked my experience here. I met many great students and teachers. A majority of the teachers are will to meet with students outside of class to help them. I found that this school gave me the assistance I needed in class. I am sad that this is only a two year school because they have amazing staff and facilities. The education is very affordable and they offer so many scholarships, that most students leave after two years with no college debt!
Kirkwood is a relatively inexpensive Community College. Most of the instructors there are very good at teaching the lessons and are open to answering any questions that you might have, regarding the lecture or the assigned homework. The math instructors were also very capable at teaching the material and would go over numerous problems until they felt that the class was ready to move on. I also took their Computer Science Transfer Classes, and while they were difficult, the instructor went through all the concepts, showed us numerous program examples, and helped us whenever we had problems with our programs. Per the academic side of things, I feel that attending Kirkwood was well worth the price of admission.

However, the area around Kirkwood lacks any grocery store or mall. Having a car or a bus pass is essential if you need to do any shopping. The food on campus was nothing to write home about and is a bit pricey too. However, their pizza is very good.