Colleges Near West Des Moines

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

There 24 colleges within 100 miles enrolling a total of 94,730 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in Iowa with a population of 56,609, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from West Des Moines. Driving time to these schools from West Des Moines should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is Grinnell College in Grinnell which is ranked #49 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is Iowa State University enrolling 30,708 students. In terms of affordability, Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $4,416 per year.

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 West Des Moines.


24 results

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

3 miles from West Des Moines

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

6 miles from West Des Moines

Drake University
D
Des Moines, IA

Drake University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Iowa

  • 4,875enrollment
  • $30,321net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

6 miles from West 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

6 miles from West Des Moines

Mercy College of Health Sciences
M
Des Moines, IA
 

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 951enrollment
  • $21,339net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA

7 miles from West 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

8 miles from West Des Moines

Grand View University
G
Des Moines, IA
 

Grand View University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,757enrollment
  • $19,423net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

9 miles from West Des Moines

Des Moines Area Community College
D
Ankeny, IA
 

Des Moines Area Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 20,536enrollment
  • $9,296net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

13 miles from West Des Moines

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
F
Ankeny, IA
 

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 446enrollment
  • $16,896net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

14 miles from West Des Moines

Simpson College
S
Indianola, IA

Simpson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,218enrollment
  • $20,457net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 890-1280SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

16 miles from West Des Moines

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 30,708enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1083-1330SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

33 miles from West Des Moines

Central College
C
Pella, IA

Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,139enrollment
  • $21,690net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1260SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

45 miles from West Des Moines

Southwestern Community College
S
Creston, IA
 

Southwestern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,542enrollment
  • $9,182net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

46 miles from West Des Moines

Marshalltown Community College
M
Marshalltown, IA
 

Marshalltown Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,754enrollment
  • $7,199net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

54 miles from West Des Moines

Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA

Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,748enrollment
  • $32,091net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

55 miles from West Des Moines

William Penn University
W
Oskaloosa, IA
 

William Penn University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,372enrollment
  • $21,256net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 830-1030SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

60 miles from West Des Moines

Graceland University Lamoni
G
Lamoni, IA
 

Graceland University Lamoni

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,427enrollment
  • $18,434net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 880-1120SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

65 miles from West Des Moines

Iowa Central Community College
I
Fort Dodge, IA
 

Iowa Central Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,009enrollment
  • $9,931net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

69 miles from West Des Moines

FAQ's

The closest community college is Des Moines Area Community College and is 13.1 miles from West Des Moines. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Des Moines Area Community College are $5,220 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.