Colleges in Des Moines, Iowa Statistics

Des Moines is a city in Iowa. According to 2019 Census data, the population is 473,957 (estimated). For the academic year 2019-2020, seven colleges are active for serving college programs in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition, there are 13 colleges located within 30 miles from Des Moines.
By school types, all schools are private. By school levels, there are four 4-years (or high) schools and three 2-4 years schools (community colleges) based on the IPEDS data.
Six schools offer undergraduate programs and three schools offer graduate programs. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the schools in Des Moines, Iowa is $21,770 for Iowa residents and $22,685 for out-of-state students.
The average acceptance rate is 85.67% and the average SAT score is 1,120. A total of 9,202 students enrolled in schools in Des Moines, Iowa, of which 1,987 students enrolled in online degree programs exclusively. The average student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

Colleges in Des M Comparison Table

The following table lists 7 colleges located in Des Moines and 7 schools near Des Moines, Iowa ordered by distance from Des Moines. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
You can sort the table by column by clicking/touching column titles. The colleges in light blue rows are located in the city limit and other schools are not located in, but near the city.
All SchoolsPublicPrivate4 Years CollegeCommunity CollegesTechnical Colleges
College NameDistance From Des MoinesUndergraduate Tuition & FeesPopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty RatioGraduate Tuition & FeesAcceptance RateSAT Score
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
1.37 miles$21,9772277%8 to 1---
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1.73 miles$18,33286951%8 to 1-92.00%-
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
1.76 miles$4,00015-8 to 1---
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2.75 miles-1,559--$18,967--
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2.93 miles$44,3664,77478%10 to 1$11,93268.00%1,225
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
3.36 miles$29,7921,87456%12 to 1$9,17097.00%1,015
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
6.36 miles$17,6408983%6 to 1---
La James International College-Johnston
Johnston, IA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
9.02 miles$19,2735459%18 to 1---
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
9.33 miles$10,20023,05131%20 to 1---
Aveda Institute-Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
9.96 miles$21,10017375%15 to 1---
Purdue University Global-Des Moines
Urbandale, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
10.03 miles$14,343760-20 to 1$11,414--
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
11.41 miles$17,65050452%15 to 1$8,26068.00%1,165
Simpson College
Indianola, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
14.52 miles$42,2461,26771%11 to 1$8,86887.00%1,135
PCI Academy-Ames
Ames, IA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
29.41 miles$23,62413968%15 to 1---
Average-$22,6859,20269%9 to 1$13,35685.67%1,120