Purdue University Global-Des Moines

4655 North West 121 Street
Urbandale, IA 50323
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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 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Purdue University Global-Des Moines(IA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty19 staff95 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 increased from 39:1 over five years.
The Purdue University Global-Des Moines diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment760 students2,221 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio40:118:1
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# Full-Time Students318 students994 students
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# Part-Time Students442 students1,227 students
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# Undergraduate Students257 students1,120 students
# Graduate Students61 students20 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
6%
7%
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% White
49%
72%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
36%
8%
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Diversity Score0.620.46
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,400$36,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $15,352 is more than the state average of $5,984. 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 $6,485. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,352$5,984
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Out-State Tuition Fees$15,352$6,485
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$28,646$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Purdue University Global-Des Moines is Des Moines Area Community College (9.7 miles away).
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