Kirkwood Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Cedar Rapids, IA

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How much is the Kirkwood CC tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Kirkwood CC's tuition & fees is $5,700 for Iowa residents and $7,604 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $16,946 for Iowa residents and $18,850 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Kirkwood CC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$5,700
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,604
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
Off-campus Room & Board$6,813
Off-campus Expenses$3,433
2023-2024 Estimates
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$6,121
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,176

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Kirkwood CC' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $10,942.
Kirkwood Community College$5,700$7,604
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Iowa 2-4 Years Colleges$21,255
Public Schools$8,241$10,942
Private Schools$25,184

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Kirkwood CC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar Rapids, IA$5,700$7,604
Hawkeye Community CollegeWaterloo, IA$6,090$6,583
Indian Hills Community CollegeOttumwa, IA$4,680$6,120
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeEstherville, IA$7,004$7,452

Financial Aid and COA

At Kirkwood Community College, 5,438 students (43%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,187.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Kirkwood CC is $12,663 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,327 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,422 and the average amount of student loans is $4,758.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$16,946$18,850
Tuition & Fees$5,700$7,604
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,246$11,246
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$10,759$12,663
Average Financial Aid$6,187$6,187
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,43843%$6,187
Pell Grants3,24826%$4,708
Federal Student Loan2,75822%$5,247
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,32781%-
Grants or Scholarships1,11968%$6,422
Federal Grants84651%$5,752
Pell Grants59636%$5,268
Other Federal Grants83551%$2,068
State/Local Grants31319%$3,591
Institutional Grants45027%$2,658
Student Loan Aid56334%$4,758
Federal Student Loans55834%$4,558
Other Student Loans201%$6,760
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level848662$4,789
110,001 or more16148$1,044

Student Population

Kirkwood Community College has a total of 12,406 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 5,638 male students and 6,966 female students attending Kirkwood CC. The school offers online degree programs and 2,795 students enrolled online exclusively (22.53% of all students).
Undergraduate12,604 5,6386,966

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered128 Programs
Online Program Offered12 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population12,406
Graduation Rate36%
Transfer-out Rate8%
Retention Rate67% (Full-time), 43% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties261 (Full-time), 448 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs800 (Full-time), 612 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$65,984
Average Staff Salary$61,002