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.

Advising & Transfer Center

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.

Paying for College

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.

Housing Options

Shristi Thapa

“I love going to college in Iowa City. I live nearby, so it’s really convenient for me to take the bus to campus. I started out at another school, but it just wasn’t the right fit. Kirkwood was perfect for me for so many reasons.”

Shristi Thapa,
Iowa City, Iowa

Student Resources

Advising is free for all Kirkwood students. An advisor can help you choose the right classes and programs, help with registration, review your transcript, make sure you're on track to transfer successfully, arrange to get help with your studies and more!

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

Looking for a job or a new career? The Iowa City Campus offers a variety of services to prepare you for the job search. Résumé writing, interviewing, and job search workshops are all offered.

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.

Jacalyn McCarville, Counselor

Anita J Van Dyke, Counselor

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.

If you have questions, head to the OneStop Office (M-F, 8-5).

Paying for College

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.

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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.

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Looking to improve your oral communication skills? Visit the Iowa City Campus Speaking Center to get the assistance and support you need to give better presentations and speeches. You can also improve your interviewing skills and get experience leading a meeting.

The Center will provides services for individuals as well as small groups. For more information, please contact Cindy Cochran at

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.

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

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.

Room 161

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

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.

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 - Thursday: 8 am- 5 pm
Friday: 8 am-Noon

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