Business Glossary


This glossary features the official definitions for terms commonly used at Kirkwood Community College. Its purpose is to give all staff, faculty, administrators, current students, and prospective students a standard to guide their use of these terms. All entries have been reviewed and approved by their respective subject matter experts, and the glossary is routinely updated by the Institutional Research department so as to correct existing terms and add new ones.



1. Students that earned a credit credential (degree, diploma, or certificate) from Kirkwood Community College.
2. Members of Kirkwood Community Colllege's Alumni Leadership Council, who need only have completed some college credit coursework. Graduation is not necessary for qualification here.