B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    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
$11,347/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,097/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,128/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,308/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,378/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,591/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,164Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After Kirkwood Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%

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Kirkwood Community College Reviews

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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!
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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.
Being a first year college student and the first one in my family to attend college, I was extremely nervous that the class work and tests would be overwhelming for me and cause too much stress. To my relief, Kirkwood turned out to be an amazing school. The administrators will help you through what classes you need to either earn your associates degree, or to transfer to a 4 year school. The class work was more difficult and time consuming than high school, which is to be expected, yet it was absolutely accomplishable. There are tutors and a writing center to help when ever you are having trouble in a specific class, or with a specific professor. I highly recommend Kirkwood Community College to every potential college student. It is a wonderful learning environment and at a reasonable price.