Colleges Near Des Moines

Colleges and universities near me in the Des Moines, Iowa area

There are 5 colleges in Des Moines and 26 colleges within 100 miles enrolling a total of 101,794 students.

Located in Iowa with a population of 203,433, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Des Moines. Driving time to these schools from Des Moines should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is Grinnell College in Grinnell. The largest college in the area is Iowa State University enrolling 31,822 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Des Moines.


26 results

AIB College of Business
A
Des Moines, IA
 
AIB College of Business

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 348enrollment
  • $12,440net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

2 miles from Des Moines

Mercy College of Health Sciences
M
Des Moines, IA
 
Mercy College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 869enrollment
  • $21,339net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA

1 miles from Des Moines

Drake University
D
Des Moines, IA
Drake University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Iowa

  • 4,774enrollment
  • $30,321net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1340SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

3 miles from Des Moines

Grand View University
G
Des Moines, IA
 
Grand View University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,874enrollment
  • $19,423net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

3 miles from Des Moines

Vatterott College Des Moines
V
Des Moines, IA
 
Vatterott College Des Moines

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 34enrollment
  • $18,401net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Des Moines

Des Moines Area Community College
D
Ankeny, IA
 
Des Moines Area Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 23,051enrollment
  • $9,296net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Des Moines

Purdue Global Des Moines Campus
P
Urbandale, IA
 
Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 760enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

10 miles from Des Moines

University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus
P
West Des Moines, IA
 
University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Des Moines

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
F
Ankeny, IA
 
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 504enrollment
  • $16,896net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 980-1350SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

11 miles from Des Moines

Simpson College
S
Indianola, IA
 
Simpson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,267enrollment
  • $20,457net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

15 miles from Des Moines

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

31 miles from Des Moines

Central College
C
Pella, IA
Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,120enrollment
  • $21,690net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 993-1173SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

38 miles from Des Moines

Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,493enrollment
  • $32,091net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1353-1538SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

48 miles from Des Moines

Marshalltown Community College
M
Marshalltown, IA
 
Marshalltown Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,836enrollment
  • $7,199net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

47 miles from Des Moines

Southwestern Community College
S
Creston, IA
 
Southwestern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,503enrollment
  • $9,182net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

53 miles from Des Moines

William Penn University
W
Oskaloosa, IA
 
William Penn University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,350enrollment
  • $21,256net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

53 miles from Des Moines

Ellsworth Community College
E
Iowa Falls, IA
 
Ellsworth Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 731enrollment
  • $10,983net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

68 miles from Des Moines

Graceland University Lamoni
G
Lamoni, IA
 
Graceland University Lamoni

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,517enrollment
  • $18,434net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 15-26ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

68 miles from Des Moines

FAQ's

The closest community college is Des Moines Area Community College and is 9.2 miles from Des Moines. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Des Moines Area Community College are $5,100 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Des Moines Area Community College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.