Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Questions and Answers about Kirkwood Community College

Emma S.
8 months ago
Is living in the "campus" apartments like living in a college dorm, such as strict rules and a hall monitor?
Jimmy G.
8 months ago
What mental health resources does KCC offer to make sure students have the optimal opportunity to succeed?
Grace B.
1 year ago
Do you guys have dance classes that non-dance team members are allowed to take?

Majors offered at Kirkwood Community College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Kirkwood Community College

Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
School type
Public 2-year institution

Demographics for Kirkwood Community College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Kirkwood Community College Students2%14%79%13%2%4%0%
All College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%0%
Gender breakdown
Kirkwood Community College Students
< 9% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Kirkwood Community College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Rehabilitation Director75k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)64k
Information Technology (IT) Manager64k
Registered Nurse (RN)58k
Payroll Administrator52k
Account Manager49k
Computer / Network Support Technician47k
Based on 1,820 student responses
41.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
60kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
60%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College financial aid

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Student reviews of Kirkwood Community College

by students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Accessible for students with disabilities
Accessible and helpful professors
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Helpful career services
Linda Kelsey



I like the online courses that allow for students to see each other’s assignments to comment on them - feels like being in a real class; we get to know each other pretty well

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not enough finances available for my bills.

Kendall Barth
Photography and Photo Editing
Painting and Studio Art
Graphic Design
digital art + 14 others



Kirkwood Community College is a smaller college than most. It's all very close together within walking distance. They try to help the climate with wind power and more so they can provide cheaper tuition costs to their students. Staff and students are very friendly and small campus life is actually very helpful for me with anxiety. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to walk across campus and during the warmer months there are many outdoor events and places to study. The bookstore and library are located in the center of campus and all the classrooms are easy to find. The dorms are more like apartments that students can rent out for a very good deal, they are clean and taken care of. You can have two to four roommates in certain apartments across campus. The buildings are mostly separated into categories that make it easier to find different classes. I really do recommend Kirkwood if you are looking for a small, affordable school to attend.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I really haven't had many bad experiences with Kirkwood, some textbooks are hard to get if the professor has a unique book that is made for the class but other than that, it's not too bad. Currently (as of 2021-2022) there is construction occurring, but it hasn't bothered us much except for some sound things, which didn't last long and weren't really bad. Construction will be done around fall 2023.

Jill Alt
Advocacy And Activism
Social Media
Volunteering + 2 others



I like how much the professors care about the students

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There is a lot of crime in the area especially right outside campus and not a lot done by campus to help with it

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