Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, IA 50323

Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus is one of the nine private 4-year, for-profit colleges in Iowa. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Urbandale. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Every year 43% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $15,327, and fees were $25. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,327 and $25 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 85
Bachelor's degree 2 19
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0

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89.03 miles away
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108.32 miles away
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus
120.9 miles away
ITT Technical Institute-Omaha
121.59 miles away
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus
161.98 miles away
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
166.69 miles away
National American University-Zona Rosa
171.71 miles away
Colorado Technical University - Kansas City
177.82 miles away
Concorde Career College-Kansas City
182.98 miles away
Research College of Nursing
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Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$405/credit
In State Students$405/credit
Out of State Students$405/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$422/credit
In State Students$422/credit
Out of State Students$422/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $18,225 $18,225 $18,225
ADN 70 $28,350 $28,350 $28,350
BSN 125 $50,625 $50,625 $50,625
FNP 50 $21,100 $21,100 $21,100
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 100% $1,938
Other Federal Grant 100% $50
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 100% $3,167
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$21,848
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first ...

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, ...

Genesis Health Services Gala Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship is for  college students who are seeking admission to, or have been accepted into, a baccalaureate program in nursing at an accredited Iowa or Illinois college or university ...

Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health and/or related fields at a college or school of nursing ...

Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship

Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following ...

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Iowa state board of nursing.

Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323

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