Kirkwood Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,040
4.55% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,727
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
12,277
35.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
33.3%
669 Graduates

About

Kirkwood Community College is a higher education institution located in Linn County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kirkwood Community College were .

In 2020, 2,304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kirkwood Community College. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,818 degrees), 9.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $5,040, which is $−2,940 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $5,040, which is $−2,940 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,727.

In 2020, 38% of undergraduate students attending Kirkwood Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,040
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kirkwood Community College was $5,040. The cost of tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $−2,940 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,727
2020 Value
11.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kirkwood Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,727. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kirkwood Community College grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,525
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kirkwood Community College was of $6,525 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.416% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 60% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Kirkwood Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.57% with respect to 2019, when 35% 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.
12.3%
2018 Default Rate
407
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kirkwood Community College was 12.3%, which represents 407 out of the 3308 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Kirkwood Community College has a total enrollment of 12,277 students. The full-time enrollment at Kirkwood Community College is 4,304 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,973. This means that 35.1% of students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kirkwood Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.6% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 6.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% Two or More Races, 1.87% Asian, 0.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0977% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Black or African American Male (4.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kirkwood Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,277 students. The full-time enrollment at Kirkwood Community College is 4,304 and the part-time enrollment is 7,973. This means that 35.1% of students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2020 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Kirkwood Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,788
  2. Black or African American
    1,265
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    755

The enrolled student population at Kirkwood Community College is 71.6% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 6.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% Two or More Races, 1.87% Asian, 0.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0977% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 602 students (4.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 220 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 (1,818 degrees awarded). There were 9.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kirkwood Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Agriculture (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (105 degrees).

Workforce

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 Software developers (462,837 people), Other managers (182,089 people), Computer occupations, all other (123,159 people), Computer & information systems managers (114,669 people), and Computer programmers (110,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Agriculture (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees), Engineering Technologies (105 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (209 degrees).

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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, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Agriculture (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees), Engineering Technologies (105 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (209 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Computer Systems Design (540,063 people), Elementary & secondary schools (205,693 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (154,972 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (97,738 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (97,537 people).

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Agriculture (120 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees), Engineering Technologies (105 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (27 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (209 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kirkwood Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,042
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,262
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,042 degrees were awarded to men at Kirkwood Community College, which is 0.826 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,262).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 312 degrees were awarded to men at Kirkwood Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.746 times less than the 418 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 418 degrees were awarded to women at Kirkwood Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.34 times more than the 312 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 22% of students graduating from Kirkwood Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (38.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kirkwood Community College is Male and White (38.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.99% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,818 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kirkwood Community College is white (1,818 degrees awarded). There were 9.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (190 degrees).

3.6% of degree recipients (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    997 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    821 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kirkwood Community College is white female (997 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (821 degrees).

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Operations

Kirkwood Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $31.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.14M (3.62%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Kirkwood Community College had a total salary expenditure of $153M. Kirkwood Community College employs 104 Professors, 58 Assistant professors, and 50 Associate professors. Most academics at Kirkwood Community College are Male Professors (62), Female Professors(42), and Male Assistant professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College are: Management, with 107 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 102 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.5M
2020 Endowment
0.453%
decline from 2019

Kirkwood Community College has an endowment valued at about $31.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kirkwood Community College declined 0.453% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $442k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $4.88M - Local

As of 2020, Kirkwood Community College received $442k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $4.88M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$60.2M
2020 Salaries
10.8%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Kirkwood Community College paid a median of $60.2M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 10.8% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.29% decline from 2018 and a 1.66% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19M
Instructional Salaries
261
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kirkwood Community College paid a total of $19M to 261 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
104 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
107 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College were Professor with 104 employees; Assistant professor with 58 employees; and Assistant professor with 50 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College were Management with 107 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 102 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College was Male Professor with 62 employees, Female Professor with 42 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Kirkwood Community College.

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