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College Highlights

  • Kirkwood Community College is a large community college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. 14,000 students including 200 international students from 50 countries call Kirkwood home. 
  • Kirkwood students complete their first two years of college in a supportive, affordable, safe and friendly atmosphere that prepares them for successful transfer of credits to university.
  • Kirkwood offers over 100 academic programs and is well known for its Liberal Arts transfer program, business, engineering, hospitality management and many more.  See Kirkwood’s academic page for details on all programs.
  • Kirkwood offers one of the lowest tuition at any community college in Iowa and has one of the largest scholarship programs in the country with over $3 million in scholarship money each year. 
  • At Kirkwood, students get the full traditional college experience with over 80 clubs and organizations to choose from, 200+ free events to attend, championship-winning athletic teams to cheer on, and large-scale theatre and music performances to enjoy. Also on campus is a full-service recreation center, offering free fitness classes and intramural sports throughout the year.

University Transfers

  • Testimonial/Transfer Story:
    “I made the right choice in coming to Kirkwood because a lot of the doors seem to be open, people seem to be very helpful and they care about your goals and aspirations. It’s not like a typical community college, you have a lot of facilities that you would find at a 4-year school…the quality of the class is high but the cost is less.” - 2+2 Transfer Student from India
  • Transfer Option:   2+2 Special Agreement
  • Top Transfer Universities:
    • University of Iowa
    • Iowa State University
    • Mount Mercy University
    • University of Northern Iowa

Academic Details

  • Class Delivery Mode:   Hybrid

Top Programs Offered

  • Sports Programs:
    • Baseball
    •  Basketball
    •  Volleyball
  • Top 1-Year Certifications:
    • Java Programming
    • .NET Programming
    • Social Media Marketing
  • Top Programs:
    • Accounting
    • Agriculture
    • Business Administration
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Culinary
    • Culinary Arts
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Engineering
    • English as a Second Language Program
    • Hospitality
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Liberal Arts
    • Liberal Arts - Arts & Humanities
    • Liberal Arts - Social & Behavioral Science
    • Marketing Management
    • Networking Systems Technology
    • Nursing-RN
    • Pre-Law
    • Pre-Medicine
    • Web Programmer

Tuition Fee & Housing Options

  • Annual Tuition Fee (USD):  $11,160
  • Room & Board (USD):  $5,940
  • Housing Options:
    • On campus housing
    •  Near campus housing
    •  Support student in finding housing


  • Average Scholarship Amount (USD):  $5,000
  • Options:
    • #YouAareWelcomeHere Scholarship
    • Academic
    • Global Citizen Scholarship
    • Kirkwood Scholarships
    • Merit

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