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A Part of the Local Community

Kaplan University, Des Moines campus, has its roots in Mason City, Iowa, where the main campus of Hamilton College has operated as a business career college since 1900. The Des Moines campus was added as the third branch campus of Hamilton College in 1988, and in 2007, all seven Hamilton College campuses became part of Kaplan University. Each campus maintains close ties within its surrounding community, resulting in graduates employed throughout the Midwest. The Des Moines campus offers a variety of associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees with the flexible learning options.

Des Moines, Iowa Campus

Why Kaplan University, Des Moines Campus?

We strive to deliver a best-in-class educational experience with an unmatched commitment to your success. We understand that the decision to continue your education could help take your career to the next level. That's why we pride ourselves on being an outcomes-focused institution that offers relevant programs in many of the nation's fastest-growing fields. From day one, our curriculum will help you develop the skills to pursue a new career or advance in your current career.*

Our custom, higher education-based options will give you the tools and support you need to attract and develop your company’s talent. Learn more about the Kaplan Edge.

Student Life at Des Moines Campus

Kaplan University, Des Moines campus, offers a variety of student life activities that could help you further your personal and professional goals.

Medical Club: Members organize field trips and hold fundraisers to support local charities.

Breast Cancer Fund RaiserBusiness Club: This organization is dedicated to students who are interested in the business field and also focuses on fundraising efforts for the community.

IT Club: Students who are interested in technology organize fundraisers and raffles to support local charities.

Criminal Justice/Legal Club: Open to all criminal justice and legal studies students, members organize fundraisers and raffles in the community.

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2017 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

Kaplan University, Des Moines campus, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management.

2017 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

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