Purdue Global Midwest Locations
Purdue Global provides quality online higher education that’s tailored to the needs of working adults in the Midwest. Several states in the region have set goals to significantly increase the education levels of their workforce beyond high school by 2025. Purdue Global is committed to helping them meet these goals by making higher education accessible and affordable.
World-Class Education Solutions for the Midwest Business Community
Purdue Global has partnered with several organizations to provide greater education opportunities to their workforces in the Midwest and to support the region's goal of a more educated workforce by 2025.* Learn more about our academic alliances and see what we can do for your company.†
DMACC and EICC Community College Partnerships
Purdue Global has built academic partnerships with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC). We offer their graduates tuition reductions and help them transfer smoothly into one of our online bachelor’s degree programs in health sciences or nursing.
Thanks to an innovative partnership, CHI Health employees, specifically those in Nebraska, can enroll in a Purdue Global program at a reduced tuition rate. Select CHI Health employees are able to pursue their associate’s degree in nursing as part of a CHI Health-specific cohort at Purdue Global.
Employees of St. Louis-based SSM Health can now enroll in a Purdue Global program and enjoy a tuition reduction on undergraduate and graduate programs. Nursing students are eligible for a larger tuition reduction on the online RN-to-BSN program.
Guardian Credit Union
Both employees and customers of Guardian Credit Union can take advantage of tuition reductions on undergraduate and graduate programs at Purdue Global.
State of Nebraska
Employees of the State of Nebraska now qualify for tuition reductions on undergraduate programs and graduate programs at Purdue Global.
For years, Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) has maintained locations in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Des Moines. Our locations offer onsite Admissions Advisors, Student Advisors, and Career Services teams to support students throughout their academic journey and beyond. Each location’s team of advisors have become integral members of their communities, involved with several civic, industry, and community organizations, making them attuned to market demands and perspectives that advisors then share with our students.
Why Choose Purdue Global in Iowa?
Each of our Iowa locations has partnered with area organizations to help grow Iowa’s workforce through higher education. Purdue Global is a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMPs), a program that supports Iowa’s military veterans. We also partner with local community colleges in Iowa to provide seamless, affordable pathways for their graduates to advance on to a bachelor’s, and ultimately a graduate, degree.‡
Prelicensure Nursing Program
Both our Des Moines and Cedar Rapids locations offer an associate’s in nursing degree approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Students in this program attend courses and seminars online. Lab and simulation experiences occur at our Cedar Rapids or Des Moines locations. Clinical practice experiences are held at local health care facilities.
Lincoln, Nebraska Location
The Purdue Global Lincoln location provides a team of advisors to support our local students throughout their academic journey, both online and in person. As the state capital, Lincoln is home to many state agencies, as well as several U.S. government agencies and offices. This makes Lincoln an attractive choice for student and graduate job opportunities.§
Why Choose Purdue Global in Nebraska?
Purdue Global has partnered with Nebraska’s civic, private, and industry organizations in an effort to provide their employees or communities with affordable, accessible higher education options, including tuition reductions.
Prelicensure Nursing Program
Our Lincoln location offers an associate’s degree in nursing that includes both onsite labs and local clinical practical experiences as part of the program, The degree is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Our Students Succeed
Upon completing my AS in Nursing program and passing my RN boards, I was interviewed and offered two different positions as a RN. I received a pay increase when I successfully completed my BSN program.
AS in Nursing and BS in Nursing Graduate#
A local office was amazing. Any time that I needed help, I was able to just pop downtown and speak with someone face to face.
BS in Information Technology Graduate#
*Source: A Stronger Nation: Lumina Foundation, "Tracking America's Progress Toward 2025," strongernation.luminafoundation.org/report/2018/.
†Reduced tuition recipients are not eligible for other Purdue Global tuition reductions or ExcelTrack™ pricing.
‡Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. Future transfer credit savings are subject to review and the academic policies of Purdue Global. See the University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy.
§Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
#This testimonial was obtained by Purdue University Global. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.