Colleges in Des Moines, Iowa

There are 9 Colleges in Des Moines, Iowa, serving a population of 214,778 people in an area of 89 square miles. There is 1 College per 23,864 people, and 1 College per 9 square miles.

In Iowa, Des Moines is ranked 57th of 1056 cities in Colleges per capita, and 49th of 1056 cities in Colleges per square mile.

List of Des Moines Colleges

Find Des Moines, Iowa colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools.


American College Of Hairstyling-Des Moines 603 East 6th Street Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Area Community College - Evelyn K Davis Center 801 University Avenue Des Moines, IA

Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA

Drake University 2507 University Avenue Des Moines, IA

Grand View University 1200 Grandview Avenue Des Moines, IA

Mercy College Of Health Sciences 928 6th Avenue Des Moines, IA

Unitypoint Health-Des Moines School Of Radiologic Technology 1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines, IA

University of Phoenix-Des Moines Campus 317 6th Avenue Des Moines, IA

Vatterott College-Des Moines 7000 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA

About Des Moines Colleges

Des Moines Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Des Moines, IA. Although there are distinctions between the two, the term College in the United States is typically used to refer to both Colleges and Universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that there are more than 4,700 post-secondary degree-granting institutions in the U.S.

You may contact Colleges & Universities for questions about:
  • Des Moines Public and Private Colleges
  • College admissions and applications
  • Tuition, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificate programs
  • ACT and SAT score requirements

Des Moines College Statistics

Find Des Moines College Enrollment, Educational Attainment (Age 25+), and Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Des Moines College Enrollment
 Des MoinesIowa
College/Grad School Enrollment14,693 (26.1%)221,409 (27.6%)
Des Moines Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Des MoinesIowa
Some College, No Degree29,496 (21.0%)441,087 (21.2%)
Associate's Degree12,869 (9.2%)238,423 (11.5%)
Bachelor's Degree24,970 (17.8%)395,820 (19.0%)
Graduate/Professional Degree11,261 (8.0%)191,197 (9.2%)
Des Moines Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 Des MoinesIowa
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher36,231587,017
Arts, Humanities & Others10,272 (28.4%)121,444 (20.7%)
Business7,622 (21.0%)122,300 (20.8%)
Education4,697 (13.0%)108,830 (18.5%)
Science & Engineering10,806 (29.8%)176,795 (30.1%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields2,834 (7.8%)57,648 (9.8%)