Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

Tel: (515)727-2100
902 students
Private for-profit
Kaplan University has everything you need to train for a successful future. Because we value choice, we give you many options for beginning your college education. Through career-focused degree programs, our experienced instructors teach technical skills and inside knowledge that you won’t find in most textbooks. At Kaplan University, we understand your need for options when it comes to school. That is why we offer classes both day and night giving you the flexibility needed to balance your life and your education. You can continue working at your current job while receiving an education that could lead to a successful career. We also offer online courses to create even more balance in your life. Our programs are designed to provide you with knowledge and skills for the professional world, not just for the classroom. With employers increasingly hiring candidates with experience, training, and a formal education, an education from Kaplan University is just what you need. The courses, along with the externship opportunities we offer, can prepare you for the real-life challenges of a new career.
School Highlights:
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus serves 902 students (65% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 23%.
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus is one of 5 community colleges within Polk County, IA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Clive (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 20 staff
59 staff
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 902 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
902 students
1,282 students
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
590 students
810 students
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 312 students
1,017 students
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Part-Time Students (2010-2013)
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 544 students 784 students
# Graduate Students 46 students 23 students
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus sch graduate Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Black (2006-2013)
% White
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Unknown (2006-2013)
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.24 0.53
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,352 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,352 $10,294
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Hamilton College was originally established in Mason City, Iowa, in 1900 as a proprietary career college, and has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating college in the state of Iowa specializing in business education. In 1980, Hamilton opened a campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to allow more students to be part of the Hamilton educational experience. In 1988, the Des Moines, Iowa, campus was added to create a triad of campuses to better accommodate the entire state. Hamilton College recently completed renovations on an additional 8,000 square feet of classroom and nursing lab space. The expansion brings the total campus size to just under 40,000 square feet. The Des Moines, Iowa, campus offers programs in Business, Legal, Information Technology and Healthcare. The 2+2 Bachelor of Science in Management Degree option is an innovative progam that combines the career-oriented focus of a two-year program with the academic curriculum of a four-year program. Hamilton College has a well-established and long-standing reputation for providing hands-on training in a student-centered learning environment. Through the 2+2 option, students receive the same advantages of a two-year program while having an opportunity to expand upon their base knowledge while working toward the Bachelor of Science in Management degree. The 2+2 Bachelor of Science in Managment degree with concentrations in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Management of Information Systems. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
Polk, IA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.22, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Polk, IA is Vatterott College-Des Moines. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.