If you like corn, state fairs, and friendly faces, you'll be unable to wipe a smile off your face living in Des Moines. As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines is home to 2 major universities, 3 campus colleges, and a handful of community colleges. As a city that has been voted both "number one spot for US insurance companies" and "3rd largest insurance capital of the world," you could guess that insurance is the most popular industry. Other popular industries include agriculture, publishing, and healthcare services with these large companies calling the city home: Wells Fargo & Co., John Deere, Wellmark Inc., Mercy Medical Center, and Meredith Corporation.
Interested in politics? Des Moines is a tipping point for presidential races. Home to the first caucus of the primary election, the state hardly leans toward any political party. Every four years, presidential hopefuls set up campaign headquarters around the city to begin charming the constituents. Now there's more to do outside the classroom than you might think. Attractions in Des Moines include quite a few museums, a reputable Broadway presence and golf courses everywhere you look. Love going to the fair? Des Moines holds the Iowa State Fair every year and proudly hosts the traditional butter cow as well as the largest food department of any other state fair. a political presence, a cultural arts scene, and a number of local attractions make Des Moines a solid Midwest option for your future college goals.*http://www.dmgov.org *www.iowastatefair.org *Wikipedia, "Des Moines" *http://www.catchdesmoines.com
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary offers 21 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 81 students graduated with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Associate's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Drake University Des Moines, IA||16 : 1||4,884|
|American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Des Moines, IA||22|
|Simpson College Indianola, IA||17 : 1||1,355|
|Aveda Institute-Des Moines West Des Moines, IA||181|
|Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny, IA||19 : 1||362|
|Grand View University Des Moines, IA||21 : 1||1,889|
|Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Des Moines, IA||51|
|La James International College-Johnston Johnston, IA||55|
|Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA||14 : 1||795|
|UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology Des Moines, IA||17|
|Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center Des Moines, IA||170 : 1||1,530|