Polk County Community Colleges

  • There are 3 community colleges in Polk County, Iowa, serving 24,594 students.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 37:1.

Polk County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • 2006 Ankeny Blvd
    Ankeny IA  50023
    (515)964-6241

    23,526 students
  • 4655 121st Street
    Urbandale IA  50323
    (515)727-2100

    874 students
  • Vatterott College-Des Moines
    Private, for profit
    7000 Fleur Drive
    Des Moines IA  50321
    (515)309-9000

    194 students
Recent Articles
December 01, 2017
Learn about trending community college topics this week such as San Francisco's move toward free tuition at community colleges and the rise in hunger and homelessness among community college students across the country.
December 01, 2017
This summer will be wrapping up before we know of it, and your first semester at community college is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for it?
December 01, 2017
To encourage students to pursue higher education, some states are considering plans to offer zero-tuition programs at public community colleges. These programs could make college a reality for many young people, however, critics argue such programs would cost taxpayers a significant amount of money.