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Kirkwood Community College Overview

Kirkwood Community College is a public institution located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Kirkwood Community College Known For?

2,434 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Kirkwood Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 99% of the faculty were full-time.

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Kirkwood Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Kirkwood Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#85 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kirkwood Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Agricultural Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Agricultural Mechanization Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Culinary Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Kirkwood Community College?

Location of Kirkwood Community College

Contact details for Kirkwood Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd Sw, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
Phone: 319-398-5411
Website: www.kirkwood.edu

How Do I Get Into Kirkwood Community College?

You can apply to Kirkwood Community College online at: www.kirkwood.edu/apply

Kirkwood Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Kirkwood Community College?

51% Take Out Loans
14.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Kirkwood Community College, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $4,684 a year. That adds up to $18,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kirkwood Community College is 14.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Kirkwood Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,300 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,906 undergraduate students at Kirkwood Community College, with 5,300 being full-time and 8,606 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Kirkwood Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,300 full-time undergraduates at Kirkwood Community College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kirkwood Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kirkwood Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kirkwood Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 97
Black or African American 473
Hispanic or Latino 341
White 3,873
International Students 183
Other Races/Ethnicities 333

Over 49 countries are represented at Kirkwood Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Congo, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Kirkwood Community College

1,819 Took All Classes Online
4,777 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,777 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kirkwood Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Kirkwood Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kirkwood Community College was -3.1%. This is the #2,383 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kirkwood Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Kirkwood Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 10%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Legal Professions 10%
Legal Support Services 10%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1%
Liberal Arts General Studies 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Kirkwood Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Kirkwood Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Environmental Control Technology #29
Engineering Technologies #185

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kirkwood Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 822 0 822
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 86 60 146
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 140 140
Nursing 0 138 0 138
Information Technology 52 47 35 134
Business Administration & Management 36 83 0 119
Computer Programming 61 23 0 84
Dental Support Services 0 48 33 81
Allied Health Professions 2 50 25 77
Construction Management 26 19 3 48
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 22 25 47
Culinary Arts 0 27 18 45
Health & Medical Administrative Services 5 20 15 40
Precision Metal Working 0 18 17 35
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 29 5 34
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 32 0 32
Agricultural Production 1 29 1 31
Natural Resources Conservation 0 25 0 25
Accounting 11 13 0 24
Marketing 4 20 0 24
Computer Software & Applications 20 4 0 24
Human Development & Family Studies 8 13 3 24
Fire Protection 16 6 2 24
Legal Support Services 0 20 0 20
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 13 6 19
Animal Services 0 5 12 17
Graphic Communications 0 15 0 15
Horticulture 0 13 1 14
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 12 1 14
Environmental Control Technology 0 8 6 14
Agricultural Mechanization 0 13 0 13
Hospitality Management 0 11 2 13
Design & Applied Arts 0 13 0 13
Animal Science 0 0 11 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 11 0 11
Business Support & Assistant Services 6 3 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 1 8 0 9
Carpentry 0 0 8 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 8 8
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 8 0 8
Health & Physical Education 0 7 0 7
Finance & Financial Management 0 5 0 5
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 4 4
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 2 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 2 0 0 2
Construction 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 252 1,741 441 2,434

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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