Kirkwood offers one of the lowest tuition rates in Iowa, and more than 60 percent of students attending Kirkwood receive some form of financial aid. Combined with Kirkwood's scholarships (more than $3 million awarded annually), this makes affording a quality education attainable
for our students.
Iowa resident tuition is $148 per credit hour. That means a typical three-credit hour course will cost $444. Tuition for an average, full-time semester class schedule (15 credit hours) is $2,220. An entire program (two years of study, 62 credit hours for transfer) could cost approximately $9,176.
Nonresident tuition is $178 per credit hour. Therefore, tuition for an average, full-time schedule (15 semester hours) is $2,670 per semester. An entire program (two years of study, 62 credit hours) could cost approximately $11,036.
International student tuition is $296 per credit hour.
All students pay a $25 technology fee per semester. This fee provides opportunities to enhance student learning by further integrating technology into the classroom, and helps to ensure that the college can incorporate the latest technology into academic programs.
On average, books cost around $500 per semester. This can be higher or lower, depending on the courses you take. Some of Kirkwood's programs have additional costs for things like uniforms and tools. Check with your academic department to see if these costs apply to you.