Job Training
Des Moines Area Community College offers businesses access to an array of training and consulting services. More information on this as well as local and state resources available on the assistance and incentives page.

Higher Education
  • Des Moines Area Community College: Iowa’s largest community college, with over 35,000 credit students and 40,000 continuing education students, has 3 campuses serving Urbandale.
  • Iowa State University: Major research university located 30 minutes north of Urbandale. Known for its programs in science, engineering, and agriculture.
  • Drake University: In neighboring Des Moines, Drake is renowned for its undergraduate programs in business, law, and pharmacy, as well as graduate programs including business administration and law.
  • Kaplan University: Satellite campus based in Urbandale which has multiple professional accreditation programs.
Links to Additional Workforce Resources