Best colleges in Des Moines

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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.

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Best Four Year Universities in Des Moines

Drake University
Des Moines, IA

Drake University offers 84 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,302 students graduated with students earning 694 Bachelor's degrees, 341 Master's degrees, and 267 Doctoral degrees.

Simpson College
Indianola, IA

Simpson College offers 62 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 365 students graduated with students earning 347 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

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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.

Grand View University
Des Moines, IA

Grand View University offers 64 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 467 students graduated with students earning 419 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, and 17 Certificates.

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers 19 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 256 students graduated with students earning 163 Bachelor's degrees, 62 Associate's degrees, and 31 Certificates.

Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center offers 10 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 464 students graduated with students earning 320 Doctoral degrees, and 144 Master's degrees.

List of all colleges in Des Moines

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Drake University Logo Drake University Des Moines, IA
5/5
16 : 1 4,884
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Logo American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Des Moines, IA     22
Simpson College Logo Simpson College Indianola, IA
5/5
17 : 1 1,355
Aveda Institute-Des Moines Logo Aveda Institute-Des Moines West Des Moines, IA     181
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Logo Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny, IA
4/5
19 : 1 362
Grand View University Logo Grand View University Des Moines, IA
5/5
21 : 1 1,889
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Logo Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Des Moines, IA     51
La James International College-Johnston Logo La James International College-Johnston Johnston, IA     55
Mercy College of Health Sciences Logo Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
4/5
14 : 1 795
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology Logo UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology Des Moines, IA
2/5
  17
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center Logo Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center Des Moines, IA   170 : 1 1,530