Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Des Moines (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Iowa. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Des Moines University (DMU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Des Moines University (DMU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 118 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. DMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.