Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College serves several counties in the state of Iowa, and has its central campus located in Cedar Rapids. The college was established in 1966, and has earned a position among the best 2-year colleges in America.

The college offers professional and technical training and more than 90 other programs. Kirkwood Community College is the home of the National Mass Fatalities Institute. The other buildings of this college are in:

  • Belle Plaine
  • Iowa City
  • Marion
  • Monticello
  • Tipton
  • Vinton
  • Washington
  • Williamsburg

The sports teams of Kirkwood Community College are nicknamed the Eagles, and its teams participate in basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, baseball and various other sports.

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Contacting Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids , IA 52406-2068
General Phone: (319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts881sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine328EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology198dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, electroencephalographic tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Business and Management162business management, accounting, finance, marketing, sales and marketing, apparel marketing
Office and Administration75data entry, administrative assistant, office data entry
Computer Science and Engineering73computer applications programming, system administration, computer services management
Security and Law Enforcement71corrections, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair70industrial electronics tech, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Construction Trades64construction, masonry, carpentry, plumbing
Agricultural Science and Management59agricultural supply, agricultural machine operation, agricultural production
Engineering Technician48electronics tech, telecommunications tech, water quality and recycling tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Cooking and Culinary Arts46chef training, restaurant and catering management
Family and Social Work44child care provider, community organization, social work courses
Landscaping and Horticulture40landscaping, turf management, floristry, horticultural business
Law34legal assistant
Animal Science and Care32equine science, animal health
Media31radio and TV tech, graphic communications
Conservation and Resource Management30conservation
Design25interior design
Production Trades19machinist, welding
Medical Administration17medical records tech, medical transcription
Therapy and Counseling13physical therapist assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11occupational therapist assistant
Engineering8surveying engineering
Hospitality2hospitality management

Number of programs and degrees for Kirkwood Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years38224
Associate's degree1,92561
Award of less than 1 academic year7414

Kirkwood Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kirkwood Community College had a total enrollment of 15,091 students (11,062 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 31%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Kirkwood Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 36 %

Kirkwood Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cedar Rapids, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Kirkwood Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,210
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,960
Books and supplies $ 1,410

Financial Aid:
Kirkwood Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 407600)

Kirkwood Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track153132

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year28$75,69315$72,140
Associate professorcalendar year16$63,80512$63,475
Assistant professorcalendar year12$59,68414$56,472
Instructorcalendar year9$53,8569$53,575
No academic rankcalendar year3$63,0727$51,699
All faculty totalcalendar year68$66,62457$61,026

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$64,98618$63,397
Associate professoracademic year12$55,17215$54,860
Assistant professoracademic year34$50,86832$50,299
Instructoracademic year15$42,60910$46,502
All faculty totalacademic year85$54,00475$53,849

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Kirkwood Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports055

Kirkwood Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

Animal Science And Care
Animal Health
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Business And Management
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
System Administration/Administrator

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Interior Design

Surveying Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Community Organization and Advocacy
Social Work, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Graphic Communications, General
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Kirkwood Community College Apart:

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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