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Education

In Downtown Des Moines (DSM), education is a priority. As a state, Iowa puts an emphasis on elite learning opportunities, and Downtown DSM is no different. According to the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics, Iowa has the highest graduation rate in the nation, more than 8 percent higher than the U.S. average. From elementary through high school, college and beyond, Downtown DSM helps Iowa be a national leader in education.

Schools in Downtown DSM include:

Des Moines University, one of the nation’s premier medical schools, located just minutes away from Downtown DSM. Drake University, a private, 120-acre campus, is located in the center of the region and recognized as one of the top higher learning institutions in the Midwest. Grand View University is just minutes from Downtown DSM and reports a placement rate of more than 90 percent of graduates remaining in DSM.