Ankeny benefits from a strong cradle-to-grave education support system. There are three colleges within Ankeny city limits and four universities within 25 miles.
Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC) main campus is in the heart of Ankeny. Simpson College has strategically located a key satellite campus within blocks of DMACC, offering undergraduate programs. Faith Baptist Bible College is tucked in the northeast section of town just off North State Street. Ankeny sits within a short drive of Iowa State University in Ames, Drake University in Des Moines, Grand View University in Des Moines and Des Moines University (medical school).
Education is a clear priority in the community. Ankeny high schools are ranked among the best in the state and the nation. In addition to the award winning public school district, there are two private options for youth. Ankeny Christian Academy offers K-12 classes and St. Luke Catholic School offers a K-3 program.
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