Iowa City Campus

Iowa City Campus

In the Heart of Hawkeye Country

There's nothing like the Iowa City college experience – and Kirkwood's Iowa City campus puts you in the center of it all. You get that exciting, big-university vibe – combined with Kirkwood's unique and individualized approach to your success.

  • Smaller Classes... no 300-seat lecture halls.
  • Incredible faculty... many also teach at the university.
  • No teaching assistants... learn from academic experts, not grad students.
  • One-on-one support... free tutoring, writing support, counseling, and more!
  • Extracurricular opportunities... Phi Theta Kappa, Community Colleges for Democracy, DECA, and 60+ on-campus activities each year.

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Kirkwood is a great place to start your career or education. We offer certificate, diploma, and degree programs designed to provide the training and expertise you need to start your new career in as little as one year.


The following is a list of programs you can enroll in at the Iowa City Campus. Your degree will state you earned an associate degree in your selected program. Those with an asterisk(*) denote areas of emphasis, simply earning you an Associate of Arts degree for transferring.

We make transferring credits look easy. With the same credits at half the cost of nearby universities – and guaranteed transfers to Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI – choosing Kirkwood in Iowa City is the smarter and more affordable way to start your 4-year degree.

Transferring Your Liberal Arts Degree

On a Business Track?

Transfer directly into the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business with the Business Administration transfer track

Paying for college can be a challenge, but at Kirkwood Community College, we strive to make education affordable. From financial aid options and scholarships to work study, loans, and grants, attending school is within your reach.

Like students at the main campus in Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Iowa City students do not live in campus housing. You'll have the option to choose from a variety of apartments in the area that meet your needs and budget.

Austin Payne

“Choosing Kirkwood was an easy decision. I grew up watching the Hawkeyes and always wanted to go to school in Iowa City. Now I get to do that, but in a way that’s more on my terms. It’s the perfect situation for me, and I’m on track to transfer to the U of I in two years.”

Austin Payne,
Wheatland, Iowa

Student Resources

Advising is a free service to all Kirkwood students. An advisor can help you choose the right classes and programs, help with registration, review your transcript, prepare you to transfer, arrange to get help with your studies and more!

Appointments are generally available weekdays. To meet with an advisor stop by OneStop (Iowa City information desk) or call 319-887-3658 to set up an appointment. 

The Kirkwood bookstores sell a current selection of textbooks, general interest books, supplies, computer software, electronics, music, DVDs, and official Kirkwood clothing and gifts.

Looking for a job or a new career? The Iowa City Campus offers a variety of services to prepare you for your job search. Résumé writing, interviewing, and job search workshops are all offered at no cost.

Morris Pounds

Faculty / Counselor


Career Services

At the Iowa City Campus, students have the opportunity to be active in a variety of organizations. Some of these groups exist to enhance student learning, others help to build leadership skills and some are just for fun. Students who get involved forge new relationships, create an enhanced college experience and just have more fun.

Get free assistance and counseling for academic and personal concerns. The Iowa City Campus offers individual appointments for academic and personal counseling and career exploration.


You can pick up your official Kirkwood ID at the Iowa City Bookstore. The card gets you into the library, computer labs, the recreation center, various Kirkwood events, and more. It can also be used as a debit card for purchases both on and off-campus.

The OneStop office helps eligible students navigate the financial aid options that make affording college a reality. Financial aid is based on individual need. Aside from loan programs, other sources of aid include grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.

Students have access to a free workout room with their EagleCard. The Fitness Center is located at Room 161 and is open on weekdays during regular business hours.

Kirkwood Global Learning is responsible for international student admission, international student services and advising, study abroad programming and advising, and managing several international grant programs. They serve as a crossroads for faculty, staff and students from around the world who seek educational opportunities.

The Learning Services department offers support for students with disabilities. These services are available to qualified students at no cost.

Using a team approach to assist students, staff on main campus and all county sites work with students to determine reasonable accommodations and ensure that instructors are aware of accommodation needs.

Linley Heath

Accommodation Access Advocate


Learning Services

Located in Room 107, Kirkwood's Iowa City Library offers many valuable resources to students. Reference librarians can help you with your research.

You can use a computer or check out a laptop to take anywhere in the Credit Center building. There are plenty of seats to study or read, plus five study rooms for small groups. Students can also print, scan, or copy materials.

Fall & Spring Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed 

For reference questions, call 319-887-3612 or email

For general questions, call 319-887-3613.

Visit the Library

Stop in the Math Lab and talk one-on-one with an instructor free of charge. There's no appointment needed.

Times change from semester to semester, so please check the current schedule at the OneStop, with your instructor, or on the door of the lab. You can also check out the on-line tutoring guide for extra help, or this math review information.

The Iowa City Test Center provides placement testing exams, exams for Distance Learning courses, departmental exams, and various certification testing. There is no charge for testing services. A photo I.D. must be shown for all types of testing.

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Hours may vary on holidays and student recess days.


Tutoring services are offered free to any Kirkwood student enrolled in credit classes for which tutoring is sought. Students may receive tutoring for two different classes each semester, for up to two hours per week for each class.

Located in Room 134, the Iowa City Campus Writing Center offers free tutorial services for all students at any stage of a writing project. One of Kirkwood’s writing instructors will work with you one-on-one for 30 minutes.


Kirkwood Iowa City

1816 Lower Muscatine Rd
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-887-3658

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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