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

    23,526 students
  • 4655 121st Street
    Urbandale IA  50323

    874 students
  • Vatterott College-Des Moines
    Private, for profit
    7000 Fleur Drive
    Des Moines IA  50321

    194 students
Recent Articles
March 11, 2018
Community colleges face many hurdles, ranging from budget constraints to increased enrollment, but a new study pinpoints some of the largest issues - which may surprise you.
March 11, 2018
Be surprised by the results from the first ever national community college survey, which found that students value their internet connection more than their instructors!
March 11, 2018
A nursing student at Johnson County Community College has been expelled for posting a picture of her and a placenta on her Facebook profile. Read about the controversy and the ensuing lawsuits.