Vatterott College-Des Moines

Tel: (515)309-9000
167 students
Private for-profit
Vatterott works to promote a fresh kind of education: training you could use to change the direction of your life. Whether your plan is to become an IT professional or take your place in business operations, enroll in a diesel mechanics program or earn a diploma in paralegal studies, Vatterott can help prepare you for a new career path. The following are the award levels available at the various Vatterott locations. Please note that not all programs are available at all campuses. At Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, Vatterott Education Center, L’Ecole Culinaire, or The Court Reporting Institute, you could earn a degree or diploma that could equip you with the skills employers are looking for. Through hands-on training from our instructors, flexible program hours and customized career service assistance, Vatterott can help you fit the education you need into your busy schedule.
School Highlights:
Vatterott College-Des Moines serves 167 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Vatterott College-Des Moines is one of 5 community colleges within Polk County, IA.
The nearest community college is AIB College of Business (2.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 65% over five years.
Vatterott College-Des Moines Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 9 staff
59 staff
Vatterott College-Des Moines Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 167 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 120:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment
167 students
1,266 students
Vatterott College-Des Moines Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
167 students
810 students
Vatterott College-Des Moines Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
% Black
13%
12%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Black (2006-2013)
% White
69%
57%
Vatterott College-Des Moines White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Vatterott College-Des Moines More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
10%
3%
Vatterott College-Des Moines 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. 0.26 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,839 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,839 is more than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,839 $5,742
Vatterott College-Des Moines In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,839 $10,260
Vatterott College-Des Moines Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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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.