The New International Encyclopædia/Des Moines College
DES MOINES COLLEGE. An institution of higher education, situated at Des Moines, Iowa. It was established in 1865 by members of the Baptist Church, and was affiliated with Chicago University (q.v.) in 1892. The college offers the bachelor's degree in arts, science, and philosophy. It had in 1902 an enrollment of some 320, including students in the musical and preparatory departments. The library contains about 5000 volumes. Owing to large gifts recently made by friends of the institution, it entered in 1902 upon a course of rapid expansion.