Vatterott College-Des Moines

Tel: (515)309-9000
  • Vatterott works to promote a fresh kind of education: training you could use to change the direction of your life. Whether your plan is to become an IT professional or take your place in business operations, enroll in a diesel mechanics program or earn a diploma in paralegal studies, Vatterott can help prepare you for a new career path. The following are the award levels available at the various Vatterott locations. Please note that not all programs are available at all campuses. At Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, Vatterott Education Center, L’Ecole Culinaire, or The Court Reporting Institute, you could earn a degree or diploma that could equip you with the skills employers are looking for. Through hands-on training from our instructors, flexible program hours and customized career service assistance, Vatterott can help you fit the education you need into your busy schedule.
School Highlights
  • Vatterott College-Des Moines serves 194 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Vatterott College-Des Moines is one of 5 community colleges within Polk County, IA.
  • The nearest community college is AIB College of Business (2.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Vatterott College-Des Moines (IA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 8 staff 67 staff
Vatterott College-Des Moines Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 194 has declined by 36% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment 194 students 2,094 students
Vatterott College-Des Moines Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 33:1
Vatterott College-Des Moines Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 194 students 844 students
Vatterott College-Des Moines Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Vatterott College-Des Moines Enrollment Breakdown IA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Vatterott College-Des Moines American Indian/Alaskan (2012-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
5%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
14%
10%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Black (2007-2016)
% White
66%
69%
Vatterott College-Des Moines White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Vatterott College-Des Moines More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
9%
11%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.53 0.50
Vatterott College-Des Moines Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
53%
28%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,000 $36,200
Vatterott College-Des Moines Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,745 is less than the state average of $15,773. The private state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $12,745 $15,773
Vatterott College-Des Moines In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79% 88%
Vatterott College-Des Moines % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $20,895 $12,000
Vatterott College-Des Moines Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,334 $6,334
Vatterott College-Des Moines Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 75% 59%
Vatterott College-Des Moines Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

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  • AIB College of Business
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    2.901,014
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    Clive IA  50325
    (515)327-5500
    9.20147
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    Urbandale IA  50323
    (515)727-2100
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    Ankeny IA  50023
    (515)964-6241
    16.0023,526
  • n/a students | 37.60 Mitest test
    asd IA  12355
    4137741400
    37.60n/a
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