Des Moines University is a private, non-profit medical school and health sciences institution in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is the second oldest osteopathic medical school and the fifteenth largest medical school in the United States. DMU's three colleges – the College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offer nine academic degrees, including master’s and doctorate degrees. The World Directory of Medical Schools lists only the College of Osteopathic Medicine as a US medical school along with other accredited US MD and DO programs.
Annual enrollment is approximately 1,550 students, and the university has more than over 14,000 total alumni in all 50 states.
The unaffiliated Des Moines College used the name Des Moines University during the 1920s until its closure in 1929.