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School Highlights

Purdue University Global-Des Moines serves 760 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 760 students
  • In-state tuition: $15,352
  • Out-state tuition: $15,352
  • Student:teacher ratio: 40:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Purdue University Global-Des Moines ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Purdue University Global-Des Moines
(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
19 staff
292 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Purdue University Global-Des Moines has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Purdue University Global-Des Moines diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
760 students
2,894 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
40:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
318 students
1,389 students
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# Part-Time Students
442 students
1,505 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Purdue University Global-Des Moines.
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# Undergraduate Students
257 students
1,389 students
# Graduate Students
61 students
519 students
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IA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
411 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
9%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
49%
63%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
36%
9%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.62
0.57
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,400
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $4,866. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $5,422. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$15,352
$4,866
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$15,352
$5,422
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Purdue University Global-Des Moines and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$27,064
$11,375
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Purdue University Global-Des Moines and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
29%
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 760 students
  • In-state tuition: $15,352
  • Out-state tuition: $15,352
  • Student:teacher ratio: 40:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Iowa public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,866 per year for in-state students and $5,422 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,086 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Iowa community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Iowa is Ross College-Quad Cities. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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