Des Moines Community Colleges

In Des Moines, Iowa, you can find 2 community colleges serving 1,142 students.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Asian).
The student:teacher ratio of 67:1 is more than the 57:1 state average.

Des Moines, IA Community Colleges:

  • College Location Students
  • Des MoinesAIB College of Business
    Private not-for-profit
    2500 Fleur Drive
    Des MoinesIA50321
    921 students
  • Des Moines
    Vatterott College-Des Moines
    Private for-profit
    7000 Fleur Drive
    Des MoinesIA50321
    221 students
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Did You Know?
For Polk County, IA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $11,019 per year for in-state students and $13,014 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,997 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Polk County, IA is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Polk County, 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Polk County, IA is Vatterott College-Des Moines. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.