Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Campus

We are committed to your future success.

Learn how you could earn a college degree and be on the move toward a satisfying, rewarding career at Purdue Global–Cedar Rapids Campus.

A Part of the Local Community

The Cedar Rapids campus has its roots in Mason City, Iowa, where the main campus of Hamilton College has operated as a business career college since 1900. In 1980, the college opened a branch campus in Cedar Rapids, to allow more students to be part of the Hamilton educational experience. In 2007, all seven Hamilton College campuses became part of Kaplan University. That long and proud legacy continues to this day at Purdue University Global. Each campus maintains close ties within its community and surrounding communities, resulting in graduates employed throughout the Midwest.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Campus

Why Purdue Global–Cedar Rapids Campus?

We strive to deliver a best-in-class educational experience with an unmatched commitment to your success. We understand that the decision to continue your education could help take your career to the next level. That's why we pride ourselves on being an outcomes-focused institution that offers relevant programs in many of the nation's fastest-growing fields. From day one, our curriculum will help you develop the skills to pursue a new career or advance in your current career.*

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Student Life at Cedar Rapids Campus

 A variety of program-specific activities are available to students. Here’s what’s happening on and off campus:

Criminal Justice: Bike rodeo, Alzheimer’s walk, tours of prisons and police departments, firearm training simulator (FATS), community service, guest speakers, and mock crime scene investigations.

Medical Assisting: United Way Day of Caring; Juneteenth Health Event; volunteer opportunities with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program and Waypoint Services for Women, Children, and Families; blood drives; job shadowing at externship sites.

Nursing: Tours of mental-health facilities, nursing homes, pediatric clinics, and funeral homes.

Business and Accounting: Local business tours and participation in professional accounting events.

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