Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

4655 121st Street, Urbandale,
IA, 50323
Tel: (515)727-2100
838 students
Private for-profit
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School Highlights:
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus serves 838 students (65% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 838 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
838 students
1,360 students
# Full-Time Students
544 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 294 students
1,014 students
# Undergraduate Students 776 students 1,253 students
# Graduate Students 62 students 42 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 5%
7%
% Black 6%
11%
% White 87%
66%
% Two or more races -
2%
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
0.44

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $6,030. 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 $10,175. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,352 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,352 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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