Purdue University Global – Des Moines Campus

4655 121st Street, Urbandale, IA

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World-Class Education Online

Purdue Global offers 180 programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Our innovative approach to teaching and modern curriculum give you the skills you need to make an immediate impact on your career. But, more than that, you'll gain the edge to get ahead in this fast-changing world economy. Because this is education designed for today and tomorrow. This is Purdue Global.

No matter which program you select, you'll find:

  • A career-focused curriculum built on the latest industry trends
  • Courses taught by highly respected faculty members who are experts in their fields
  • Hands-on, interactive learning in some of the most in-demand fields, including business, IT, nursing, health sciences, education, criminal justice, psychology, and public administration

Flexibility Built Around the Needs of Working Adults

Purdue Global puts you in control of your education, offering innovative learning options that let you choose what, how, and where you learn. Our Advisors work closely with you to understand your personal learning needs. They also evaluate your academic, professional, or military experiences to help you transfer as many credits as possible. Together, we'll help you determine the fastest, most affordable path to your degree.

  • Traditional classroom – Learn 100% online from anywhere in the world. You can also visit one of our regional ground locations to take advantage of local, onsite support and services. Our virtual classroom lets you experience course materials and collaborative tools that provide the best elements of any traditional, campus-based instructional approach. Courses include interactive live seminars where you meet with your instructor and classmates from around the world in a virtual classroom to review and discuss important weekly topics. This collaborative and structured learning environment is ideal for students who want a schedule of learning activities and regular interaction with faculty and peers.
  • Competency-based ExcelTrack– If you're a self-motivated student with college credits and/or career experience, our ExcelTrack™ online programs allow you to use that experience to earn your degree faster and for less money. Leverage your knowledge and skills to speed past the topics you already know and spend time only on subjects you still need to learn. With ExcelTrack™, you can move at your own pace and take as many classes as you want each term, all for one flat tuition rate.
  • Open College at Purdue Global – Open College provides access to free and low-cost open, online resources that can help you translate your work or life experience into credit at Purdue Global. There are three primary avenues to earn credit toward an Open College degree: prior learning assessment, open courses from any institution (MOOCs), and Purdue Global courses. This individualized approach to education integrates technology and personalized support to help you maximize your experience and meet your academic and career goals affordably.

One-on-One Support

We work with students just like you every day who are juggling work and family responsibilities while pursuing their education. By looking at every student individually, we ensure you will never be alone on your educational journey. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are here with you every step of the way to help you achieve your goals, providing one-on-one mentoring and personalized assistance on everything from coursework to career searches.

Our full range of services include:

  • Individual educational advising
  • Hands-on learning through our interactive online classroom
  • No-cost tutoring in math, science, and writing
  • Comprehensive career counseling services before and after graduation, including career planning, job searching, networking, and more

For additional information about Purdue University Global, simply visit their website at or complete the forms on the page to have a representative contact you directly about programs that are right for you.

Urbandale Location

The Urbandale branch of Purdue University Global is located at 4655 121st Street. This campus has graduated close to a thousand students in recent years. This location offers services for students in the form of remedial education courses for licensure preparation or admissions requirements, career counseling to help students define their goals, and online distance learning for students outside the school's service area. To learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting .

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Purdue University Global – Des Moines Campus. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

Get more information about the programs offered by Purdue University Global – Des Moines Campus by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Natural Resources and Conservation


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. In order to calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range is around $15,000-$18,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $410-$490 per unit
  • Required fees: $26

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $10,000 per year for graduate students
  • Per unit charges are around $420 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $930

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$7,209
Receiving Student Loans92%$5,034

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