Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, IA 50323
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Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus is one of the nine private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Iowa. The campus is located in a suburb, in Urbandale.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 760 students attend the school. Every year 43% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus's in-state tuition for the 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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students760
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

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

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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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