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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
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Test Scores and GPA for Kaplan University - Des Moines

Cost

Net Price
$17,881/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,034/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,395/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,960/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,675/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,179/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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
431Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
71%
Pell Grant
92%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%

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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.
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Great flexibility and lots of opportunities to get assistance with assignments and tutoring. The lectures were interesting and the professor's seem to actually care about your succuss! I was quite impressed with my whole experience.
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.