Kirkwood Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW

PO Box 2068

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

(319) 398-5517

(800) 332-2055

Fax: (319) 398-1244

Contact: Doug Bannon

Director of Admissions Services
Main Address

6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 398-5411

Total undergrads: 15,241

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,420

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,563


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Some health science programs require minimum scores on COMPASS exam for admission to program.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Supplies A,C
Equestrian/Equine Studies A
Horticulture, Ornamental C
Plant/Nursery Operations A
Turf Management A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Finance/Banking A
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A,C
Carpentry C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Pipefitting C
Power/Electric Transmission A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Surveying Technology A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C
Institutional Food Production A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology A
EMT Ambulance Attendant A
Electroencephalograph Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Fire Services Administration A,C
Police Science A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Kirkwood Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (319) 398-5411
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 13,788
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,797 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,028
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,512
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,206

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Kirkwood Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kirkwood Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 107
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 98
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 54
Construction Trades 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 68
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 1015
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 32
Precision Production 43
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 5761

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kirkwood Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,028
Out-of-state $6,512
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,648 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,204 61% $5,206
Student loan aid 967 49% $4,649

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,903 35% $4,829
Federal student loans 4,004 29% $5,300

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kirkwood Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kirkwood Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kirkwood Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 13,788
Undergraduate enrollment 13,788
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kirkwood Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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