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At A Glance

Celebrating 50 Years of Golden Opportunities
2016 marked a major milestone for Kirkwood. We celebrated our 50th anniversary. From cornfield to college, our dedication to the students, businesses and communities we serve is unwavering.

Being an Eagle is so much more than cheering on a team. Join more than
200,000 Kirkwood alums whose futures started within these walls.

The Campus 1.5-acre vineyard and winery

  • 885 acres.
  • 27 buildings = 1.65 million square feet of interior learning space.
  • 400-acre working farm.
  • 1.5-acre vineyard and winery.

Academics Academics


  • More than $3 million available to all Kirkwood students.
  • Scholarships range from $150 to full tuition.
  • Awards based on academic achievement, financial need, areas of interest, demographics, programs of study and more!

Students Students

  • 19,902 attended class in 2015-16.
  • 21 students - the average class size.
  • 330 international students from 100 different countries.

By the numbers*


Percent of graduates surveyed who were satisfied with their Kirkwood education.


Percent of graduates who
are currently employed.


Percent of students who believed their time at Kirkwood prepared them well for their careers.


Percent who live or work in Iowa. 
*Information compiled through a recent study of Kirkwood graduates.

$753 million
The amount Kirkwood brings annually to the seven-county economy.

Annual amount students' incomes rise for every credit hour completed at Kirkwood.

$1 = $6.50
For every dollar students invest at Kirkwood, they may see a cumulative $6.50 in higher future income.


Only at Kirkwood...  

Only at Kirkwood...



  • 11 locations across
    7 counties.
  • Degree programs you can complete without coming to main campus.
  • Online and distance learning options, including programs available entirely over the Internet.
  • Adult accelerated learning classes help working adults balance family, career and education.

Never Stop LearningNever stop learning.

Nationally Recognized as a Top SchoolNationally Recognized as a Top School

  • Of the 1,200 community colleges nationwide, only 18 sit on the League for Innovation board of directors. And just one is in Iowa: Kirkwood.
  • In 2015, Kirkwood was one of nine community colleges in the country to be honored by the US Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School for our commitment to environmental preservation.
  • Kirkwood's ground breaking partnership with the University of Iowa, one of the leading medical research universities in the country, created the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa, located at the University of Iowa's Research Park.
  • State-of-the-art health care simulation center, innovative new regional centers and visionary new labs. Kirkwood is a college on the move, growing each day.