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Ames, Iowa Colleges and Universities

Higher Education Articles March 21, 2013

Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. Other nearby institutions include Grand View University and Drake University, both located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Grand View University – Des Moines, Iowa

In 2008, the school transitioned from being a two-year college to a four-year university and changed its name from its former one, which was Grand View College. Grand View University is located in Des Moines, Iowa that is approximately thirty miles south of Ames, and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The school offers thirty-six majors, including business administration, education, nursing, mass communication, and graphic design. Recently, Grand View University introduced a Master of Science degree program in Innovative Leadership that may be applied to the business, education, and nursing programs.

Contact Information
•Address: 1200 Grandview Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50316
•Phone Number: (515) 263-2800

Drake University – Des Moines, Iowa

Drake University is located in Iowa’s capital city and about thirty miles south of Ames. Through Drake University six colleges, students can select from over seventy majors. The school encourages its students to use their expertise in a real-life situation; approximately eighty percent of students who are enrolled at Drake University partake in internship programs before graduation. According to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences had tied for 5th place among private universities during 2009. Dating back to 1865, the university’s School of Law is one of the twenty-five oldest in the United States, and is home to the Dwight D. Opperman Lecture series (an annual event featuring prominent speakers in the field of law.)

Contact Information
•Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311
•Phone Number: (515) 271-2011

Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa

In 2010, U.S. News & World Report rated Iowa State University among the nation’s 100 best universities, giving the school 88th place on the list. More than 83 Ph.D., 115 master and 90 bachelor degree programs are offered through Iowa State University seven colleges. The university is popularly rated as one of the nation’s best for its business, engineering, journalism and accounting programs.

Contact Information
•Address: 100 Enrollment Services Center, Ames, Iowa 50011
•Phone Number: (515) 294-5836

List of Schools Near Ames, Iowa

School Name Student Enrollments Type of Institution
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines 30 Private, Two-year
Drake University 5,668 Private, Four-year
Grand View University 1,936 Private, Four-year
Iowa Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology 21 Private, Two-year
Iowa School of Beauty 113 Private, Two-year
Iowa State University 26,856 Public, Four-year
ITT Technical Institute-Clive 61 Private, Four-year
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus 540 Private, Four-year
La James International College 181 Private, Two-year
The Salon Professional Academy 116 Private, Two-year

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