Kaplan University - Des Moines

558 reviews
  1. Urbandale, IA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A+
Kaplan University - Des Moines is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Cost

Net Price
$18,706/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,173/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,255/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,866/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,675/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,179/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
470Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
69%
Pell Grant
90%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Kaplan University - Des Moines

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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Reviews

558 reviews
  • Excellent
    227
  • Very Good
    201
  • Average
    113
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    7
As I have said, professors were great for the most part. A couple of the small 2 credit courses were treated like 2nd jobs and then they would nail you with a 10 page paper. When I had my beginning programming class, it should have been a finalization program to give you a taste of the terminology and creating motion. The professor was a complete perfectionist and would look to mark points off, without giving advice on what to do right. He was honestly out to fail people. What's really bad is that he was the only person who taught the class so people would get failed again! That was the beginning of the end for me.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
One would probably think that because this is an online school, there wouldn't be as many job or intern opportunities, but that would be further from the truth. Most companies that I have either applied to, or have talked to is quite impressed that I am able to attend a reputable online university, and is able to do really well in it. From this school, I have gotten several job interviews, and a lot of good possibilities for the future. There is also a career center that set students up with professionals who is dedicated to helping them get internships, job interviews, and hopefully help find jobs. I am very satisfied with it with this University.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
This university really takes the idea of student success and runs with it. The professors are great and are very knowledgeable and are passionate about the classes in which they are teaching. The courses are really informative, and I feel like I come out of every course learning something that will benefit me when I am working within my career. Sometimes, the class sizes are pretty large online, but the professors go out of their way to let you know that you can contact them with anything that you may be concerned with. There is a live seminar every week, so you are able to connect directly with your professors and your classmates.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago