Welcome to the Des Moines Campus

We are committed to your future success.

Earning a career-focused degree at Kaplan University, Des Moines, is the first step toward a successful and rewarding future.*

History and Community

What began in Mason City, Iowa, a century ago has expanded into a multicampus educational community. Since 1900, the main campus of Hamilton College has operated as a business career college, and a third branch was added in Des Moines in 1988. In 2007, all seven Hamilton College campuses became part of Kaplan University. Each campus maintains close relationships with its surrounding community, resulting in Kaplan University graduates employed throughout the Midwest. Today, the Des Moines campus offers a variety of associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees with flexible options to fit students’ personal and professional lives.

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, and  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 profession or advance in your current field.*

For employers, 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 can help you further your personal and professional goals such as:

Breast Cancer Fund Raiser

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

We are committed to helping our servicemembers pursue their educational and career goals.

Military

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

Student Alumni Testimonials

Jason Darr

"Going to Kaplan [University] was one of those decisions that helped me to take control over my future."

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