Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Kirkwood Community College (KCC) is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This community college was originally established in 1966. KCC is completely accredited by the Iowa Department of Education's Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers students the opportunity to pursue 120 different degree paths while also offering several diplomas and certificates. There are a plethora of different educational opportunities for students attending this school. It aims to give students the ability to pursue their dreams through academics. KCC also has a very good athletics department and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

KCC has a nursing program that produces quality nurses on a consistent basis. This nursing program has continued to rise in popularity throughout the years. Nurses will have several paths available to them including licensed practical nurse (LPN), associate degree nursing (ADN), and the LPN to ADN transfer program. All of these nursing courses have a curriculum that incorporates classroom experiences along with laboratory, clinical, and simulation experiences. It gives nursing students the experience that they need to thrive as professionals. They will be able to learn about nursing from experienced professionals and gain confidence in their own technical skills. 


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 13 93
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 11 90
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.4%
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1970 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$162/credit
In State Students$162/credit
Out of State Students$202/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,290 $7,290 $9,090
ADN 70 $11,340 $11,340 $14,140
BSN 125 $20,250 $20,250 $25,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of Kirkwood Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 45% $4,461
Other Federal Grant 6% $2,257
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $2,355
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $2,561
Federal Student Loans 50% $4,727
Private Loans 1% $6,433


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,589
$30,001 to $48,000$9,152
$48,001 to $75,000$11,770
$75,001 to $110,000$13,768
Over $110,000$14,281

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first ...

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, ...

Genesis Health Services Gala Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship is for  college students who are seeking admission to, or have been accepted into, a baccalaureate program in nursing at an accredited Iowa or Illinois college or university ...

Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health and/or related fields at a college or school of nursing ...

Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship

Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.

Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

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