• Control: Private
  • Carnegie Classification: Special
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: < 3,000

2019 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Professional/Career Development

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

Des Moines University is an exceptional graduate health sciences institution because of our strong collaborative spirit. We embrace our core values and live a commitment to inclusivity and wellness in all forms. Focusing on quality, we set a standard for excellence in teaching, learning and research. We place the highest emphasis on respect for the dignity and diversity of the entire campus community. The University is a great place to work because the people make us all DMU proud!

Employee Comment

My ability to grow in my job and professionally. I see a clear path to growth and development and I know that is supported by everyone I work with here at DMU. I also value the work life balance here at DMU so highly. I would not be here if it wasn't for that.

Vital Statistics


  • Combined Administration and Exempt Staff: 137
  • Fulltime Faculty: 89
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 95
  • Adjunct Count: 9

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $123,982
  • Administration: $161,174
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $67,000
  • Non-exempt Staff: $48,259

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 4
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 16
  • 3 Years Recognized

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