Kirkwood Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,280
4.14% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,824
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
13,788
36.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29%
638 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 2019, 2,434 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kirkwood Community College. 55.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,915 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (162 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $5,280, which is $−2,544 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $5,280, which is $−2,544 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,824.

In 2019, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,280
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kirkwood Community College was $5,280. The cost of tuition at Kirkwood Community College is $−2,544 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,824
2019 Value
6.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kirkwood Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,824. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kirkwood Community College grew by 6.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,498
Room and Board
$2,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kirkwood Community College was of $6,498 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500. The cost of room and board increased by 18.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Kirkwood Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.41% with respect to 2018, when 37% 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.
15%
2017 Default Rate
544
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kirkwood Community College was 15%, which represents 544 out of the 3633 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 13,788 students. The full-time enrollment at Kirkwood Community College is 5,084 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,704. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kirkwood Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.1% White, 8.76% Black or African American, 6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.116% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (35.5%) and Black or African American Male (4.64%). 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

36.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kirkwood Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,788 students. The full-time enrollment at Kirkwood Community College is 5,084 and the part-time enrollment is 8,704. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2019 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 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    10,085
  2. Black or African American
    1,208
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    827

The enrolled student population at Kirkwood Community College is 73.1% White, 8.76% Black or African American, 6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.116% 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% White, 26.9% 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, 643 students (4.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 288 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 (1,915 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (162 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 (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (822 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 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 (544,636 people), Other managers (164,959 people), Computer & information systems managers (114,709 people), Computer occupations, all other (106,988 people), and Computer programmers (97,198 people).

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Agriculture (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (822 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 degrees), Engineering Technologies (95 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 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 Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Agriculture (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (822 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 degrees), Engineering Technologies (95 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 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 (573,541 people), Elementary & secondary schools (190,561 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (139,636 people), Insurance carriers (90,423 people), and Banking & related activities (88,480 people).

The most specialized majors at Kirkwood Community College are Agriculture (118 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (822 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 degrees), Engineering Technologies (95 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,073
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,361
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,073 degrees were awarded to men at Kirkwood Community College, which is 0.788 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,361).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 356 degrees were awarded to men at Kirkwood Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.764 times less than the 466 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 466 degrees were awarded to women at Kirkwood Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.31 times more than the 356 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Kirkwood Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (35.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kirkwood Community College is Female and White (35.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.88% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,915 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    162 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kirkwood Community College is white (1,915 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (162 degrees).

3.7% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,069 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    846 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kirkwood Community College is white female (1,069 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (846 degrees).

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Operations

Kirkwood Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $31.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.71M (5.4%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Kirkwood Community College had a total salary expenditure of $150M. Kirkwood Community College employs 110 Professors, 52 Assistant professors, and 46 Instructors. Most academics at Kirkwood Community College are Male Professors (65), Female Professors(45), and Male Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College are: Management, with 101 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.6M
2019 Endowment
0.275%
decline from 2018

Kirkwood Community College has an endowment valued at about $31.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kirkwood Community College declined 0.275% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.3M 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. $420k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $5.19M - Local

As of 2019, Kirkwood Community College received $420k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $5.19M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$67.6M
2019 Salaries
2.29%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Kirkwood Community College paid a median of $67.6M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 2.29% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.66% decline from 2017 and a 10% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19M
Instructional Salaries
263
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kirkwood Community College paid a total of $19M to 263 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
110 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
101 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College were Professor with 110 employees; Assistant professor with 52 employees; and Assistant professor with 46 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College were Management with 101 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kirkwood Community College was Male Professor with 65 employees, Female Professor with 45 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 29 employees.

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

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