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Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kirkwood Community College is a public institution. Cedar Rapids is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

4,304 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,040 Avg In-State Tuition

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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.

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
#3 Best Value Environmental Control Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Culinary Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Precision Production Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Value Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Kirkwood Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician College Factual
#2 Best Medical/Health Management & Clinical Assistant/Specialist Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#12 Best Dental Assisting/Assistant Schools College Factual
#12 Best Value Colleges for Dental Support Services College Factual
#42 Best Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#46 Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools College Factual

Where Is Kirkwood Community College?

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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/

Can I Afford Kirkwood Community College?

$5,040 In-State Tuition
46% Take Out Loans
14.9% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Kirkwood Community College students paid $180 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $237 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,040 $6,636
Fees $100 $100
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000

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 46% of students took out student loans averaging $4,686 a year. That adds up to $18,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kirkwood Community College is 14.9%. 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

4,304 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,277 undergraduate students at Kirkwood Community College, with 4,304 being full-time and 7,973 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,304 full-time undergraduates at Kirkwood Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 75
Black or African American 373
Hispanic or Latino 312
White 3,182
International Students 87
Other Races/Ethnicities 275

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

4,594 Took All Classes Online
10,548 Took At Least One Class Online
37.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 10,548 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 11th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Kirkwood Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kirkwood Community College was 37.4%. This is the #679 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
Engineering Technologies 20%

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
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology #2
Environmental Control Technology #5
Engineering Technologies #96

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 156 156
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 30 31 61
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 37 22 59
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 45 10 3 58
Surgical Technology 0 22 23 45
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 21 19 40
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 11 11 0 22
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 14 7 21
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 11 9 20
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 18 0 18
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 16 0 16
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 16 16
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 8 6 1 15
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 0 14 14
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 13 0 13
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 12 0 12
Welding Technology/Welder 0 10 2 12
Medical/Health Management & Clinical Assistant/Specialist 0 11 0 11
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 0 11 0 11
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 3 7 0 10
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 10 0 10
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 9 9
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 8 0 8
Automation Engineer Technology 0 8 0 8
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 0 3 5 8
Laboratory Technician 7 0 0 7
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 0 7 0 7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 7 7
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 0 6 0 6
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 3 3
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 2 0 2
General Construction Trades 0 1 0 1
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 1 1
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 0 0
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 0 0 0
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 74 305 328 707

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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