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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At the Kirkwood Iowa City Campus, you can complete the Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (A.A.), Liberal Arts Associate of Science (A.S.), Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or the prerequisites for many of the Career and Technical Applied Science programs located at Kirkwood's main campus in Cedar Rapids.

  • Students looking to transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete a Bachelor’s degree should plan to complete the Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (A.A.). It can be tailored to almost any major and completes the majority of necessary general education courses and prerequisites. 
  • Students who purse the Liberal Arts Associate of Science (A.S.) are planning to complete a science or pre-professional degree when they transfer to a 4-year college or university, such as Biology, Biochemistry or Engineering.
  • The Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) program can serve as a 2-year degree allowing students to go directly into the workforce, or as a transfer option to The University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business or the Mount Mercy University, College of Business.

Classes that transfer directly to the University of Iowa

We make transferring credits look easy! Our Iowa City campus offers 
courses that meet general education and major requirements at Iowa. 
And, when you add a Kirkwood class, you multiply the savings.

See the Whole Class List More Transfer Options

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.

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

Calvin Gaston
Advising Coordinator

Calvin has worked for Kirkwood since 1994. He became an Academic Advisor in 1998. As an Advisor, he helps students in determining their educational goals, and helps navigate students toward other student services that foster success. In 1994, Calvin earned a Liberal Arts A.A. degree from Kirkwood after transferring from the University of Iowa. He then transferred back to Iowa to obtain his B.A. in Psychology which he earned in 1997. Calvin also has a Masters in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University.


Becky Koch
Academic Advisor

Becky earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from Central College in 2014 and her Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration with a Certificate in Academic Advising from University of Central Missouri in 2017. Before her career in academic advising, Becky worked in residence life. Becky’s professional and personal interests include working with first-year students, student transitions (from high school to college, from college to the workforce), knitting/crocheting, and spending time with her family and dog.


Katie Anderson

Katie is a Kirkwood graduate, earning her Associate of Arts in 2009 before transferring on to the University of Iowa to receive her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 2011. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in School Counseling in 2015. Katie has worked with TRIO Upward Bound preparing high school students for their transition to post-secondary education and now has found her fit working with first-year college students and transfer students. In Katie’s spare time she enjoys farming, spending time outdoors and with her family.

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

Kirkwood Counseling Services is free and confidential to all enrolled Kirkwood students. Due to current restrictions of meeting in-person, all counseling appointments take place virtually, via Zoom appointments. Any of the Kirkwood counselors can meet with students from the Iowa City campus. To schedule with one of our counselors, contact the OneStop at (319) 887-3658.

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.

All currently enrolled Kirkwood students are invited to receive pre-packaged perishable and non-perishable grocery items from our Student Food Pantry once-a-week – at NO cost.

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.

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.

Student Life at the Kirkwood Community College Iowa City Campus features FREE events every week of the semester!  Live music, games, guest speakers, annual celebrations, club sponsored events and more! Check out the event details on MyHub Events Iowa City.  Also, follow the Student Life Kirkwood Iowa City Facebook group for campus reminders and announcements.

There are also opportunities to join a student club or organization to enhance your college experience through meeting new people, building leadership skills, expanding your resume, and fostering learning about shared interests in a relaxed and fun environment.

Get excited! Get involved!

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.

See for Yourself

To schedule an official visit to Kirkwood's Iowa City Campus, please email Kristie Leeman, Student Life Advisor at Kirkwood Iowa City.


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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