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 108,926 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 34,992 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
  • 3.09Avg 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

 

  • 727enrollment
  • $20,368net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.12*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

  • 4,869enrollment
  • $30,265net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1370SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

3 miles from Des Moines

Grand View University
G
Des Moines, IA
 
Grand View University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,886enrollment
  • $19,035net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg 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

 

  • 23,474enrollment
  • $9,481net 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

 

  • 353enrollment
  • $15,151net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

11 miles from Des Moines

Simpson College
S
Indianola, IA
 
Simpson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,444enrollment
  • $20,145net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.46*Avg GPA

15 miles from Des Moines

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 34,992enrollment
  • $15,195net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1340SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

31 miles from Des Moines

Central College
C
Pella, IA
Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,117enrollment
  • $23,343net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 975-1235SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

38 miles from Des Moines

Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Iowa

  • 1,716enrollment
  • $29,404net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA

48 miles from Des Moines

Marshalltown Community College
M
Marshalltown, IA
 
Marshalltown Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,931enrollment
  • $7,834net 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

 

  • 1,547enrollment
  • $8,740net 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

#20 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,279enrollment
  • $20,640net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 880-1060SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.02*Avg GPA

53 miles from Des Moines

Ellsworth Community College
E
Iowa Falls, IA
 
Ellsworth Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 796enrollment
  • $11,393net 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

#14 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,993enrollment
  • $17,952net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.28Avg 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 $4,800 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.