Kirkwood Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,600
7.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,413
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.01%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
12,406
33.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.7%
678 Graduates

About

Kirkwood Community College is a higher education institution located in Linn County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Kirkwood Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (733 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (149 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees).

In 2022, 2,365 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kirkwood Community College. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,825 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $5,600, which is $−2,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $5,600, which is $−2,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,413.

In 2022, 43% of undergraduate students attending Kirkwood Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kirkwood Community College was $5,600. The cost of tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $−2,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,413
2022 Value
3.74%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kirkwood Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,413. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kirkwood Community College grew by 3.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,615
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kirkwood Community College was of $6,615 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.685% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Kirkwood Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2021, when 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.01%
2019 Default Rate
63
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kirkwood Community College was 2.01%, which represents 63 out of the 3139 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Kirkwood Community College had a total enrollment of 12,406 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kirkwood Community College is 4,166 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,240. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kirkwood Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.387% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Black or African American Female (4.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kirkwood Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,406 students. The full-time enrollment at Kirkwood Community College is 4,166 and the part-time enrollment is 8,240. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kirkwood Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Kirkwood Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,575 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,271 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    758 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kirkwood Community College is 69.1% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 0.387% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 848 students (6.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 325 more women than men received degrees from Kirkwood Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kirkwood Community College is white (1,825 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Kirkwood Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (733 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (149 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Kirkwood Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (133 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (101 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Registered nurses (1,403,570 people), Medical & health services managers (156,144 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,529 people), Pharmacists (135,090 people), and Other managers (120,081 people).

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (133 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (101 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), and Health (584 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Engineering Technologies (133 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (101 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), and Health (584 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,513,650 people), Elementary & secondary schools (332,748 people), Outpatient care centers (248,382 people), Offices of physicians (209,050 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (172,305 people).

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Engineering Technologies (133 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (733 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (101 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), and Health (584 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kirkwood Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 733 degrees awarded
  2. 149 degrees awarded
  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Kirkwood Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 733 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,020
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,345
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,020 degrees were awarded to men at Kirkwood Community College, which is 0.758 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,345).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 301 degrees were awarded to men at Kirkwood Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.697 times less than the 432 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 432 degrees were awarded to men at Kirkwood Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.44 times more than the 301 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Kirkwood Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (38.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kirkwood Community College is Male and White (38.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.95% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,825 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    168 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kirkwood Community College is white (1,825 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

3.3% of degree recipients (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,036 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    789 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kirkwood Community College is white female (1,036 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (789 degrees).

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Operations

Kirkwood Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $37.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.81M (4.81%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Kirkwood Community College had a total salary expenditure of 175M. Kirkwood Community College employs 97 Professors, 59 Assistant professors and 45 Associate professors. Most academics at Kirkwood Community College are Male Professor (58), Female Professor (39), and Female Assistant professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College are: Management, with 113 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 113 employees, and Service with 89 employees.

Endowment

$37.6M
2022 Endowment
11.9%
decline from 2021

Kirkwood Community College has an endowment valued at about $37.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kirkwood Community College declined 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.4M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$61.4M
2022 Salaries
2.86%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kirkwood Community College paid a median of $61.4M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($175M) and a 2.86% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.9M
Instructional Salaries
253
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kirkwood Community College paid a total of $18.9M to 253 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
113 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College were Professor with 97 employees, Assistant professor with 59 employees, and Associate professor with 45 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College were Management with 113 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 113 employees, and Service with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College was Male Professor with 58 employees, Female Professor with 39 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 30 employees.

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