Kirtland Community College

10775 N Saint Helen Road, Roscommon, MI 48653

School Details

Kirtland Community College is a two-year public school located in Roscommon, Michigan. Kirtland was founded in 1966 under the provisions of Michigan's Public Act 188 of 1955. The school’s mascot is the Kirtland Community College Sparky.

Kirtland has extension sites in West Branch and Grayling and established the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) site in Gaylord, Michigan. At the Michigan Technical Education Center, students take general education classes and instructors deliver technical education in fields including electrical technology, heating/ventilation/AC/refrigeration, industrial maintenance, welding and fabricating, cardiac sonography, and practical nursing.

Kirtland Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Distance learning, weekend classes, and evening classes are offered at Kirtland. Degrees and certificates that can be earned completely online include:  Hybrid Certificate in Pharmacy Technology; Certificates in Bookkeeping, General Business, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, and Vascular Sonography; and Associate’s degrees in Arts, Business Administration, Business Management, and Health Information Technology.

Kirtland Community College has 1,815 students (all undergraduates) and 160 faculty members, giving the university a 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 38 teach full-time and 122 teach part-time. About 42% of students study full-time and 58% study part-time. The student body contains 63% female students and 37% male students. About 88% of all students are white with the remaining students being black, American Indian, and Hispanic. About 52% of students are ages 24 and under with 48% of students being ages 25 and above. About 99% of all students are from Michigan and 1% of students are from a foreign country. 

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 51% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 34%. The overall graduation rate is 18% and the overall transfer-out rate is 25% .The overall graduation rate by gender is 14% for males and 22% for females.

The Center for Performing Arts at Kirtland Community College has 846 seats with an average of 4,500 patrons attending each season. About 6 public shows are performed at the center each year.

Remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus day care for students’ children are some services available to students.  

Tuition costs $2,895 for in-district students per year, $3,885 per year for in-state students and $6,255 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,132 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $7,259 per year with $3,305 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 89% of those attending Kirtland Community College receive financial aid.

Kirtland uses an open admissions policy. Regular admission is granted to the following applicants: graduates of an accredited public or private high school, successful completers of the G.E.D. test who are at least 17 years of age, students 18 years of age who meet ATB requirements, home schooled graduates at least 17 years of age, international students under an authorized student VISA (procedures and application materials are available from the college’s designated school official), and guest students from other institutions (a Uniform Guest Student Application, signed by the registrar from the home institution, is required).

To apply to Kirtland Community College, students must do the following: submit a completed application, provide proof of residency, submit a Parental Consent Form (if student is under the age of 18), and submit any official high school or college transcript(s). All new students are required to attend an Orientation, Advising, and Registration (OAR) session to take a placement test, meet an academic advisor, and register for classes. Admission to Kirtland does not ensure enrollment into all courses or programs. There is no application fee.

Kirtland Community College is accredited by the Michigan Commission on College Accreditation and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Michigan Community College Association and the American Association of Community Colleges.




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    Public, 2-year
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    Associate's degree
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