Explore the Community
Palmer College has campuses located in Davenport, Iowa; Port Orange, Florida and San Jose, California, providing students with three unique campus experiences and one distinct doctor of chiropractic degree. Get to know the communities around our campuses.
Living in the Quad Cities
Palmer’s main campus is located in Davenport, Iowa, which is part of the Quad Cities, a mid-size bi-state region along the Mississippi River comprised of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. Just a short walk down the hill from our campus, you can catch a minor league baseball game at Modern Woodmen Park, pick up local produce from the farmer’s market or hang out with friends at a local brewery. You’ll also find the renowned Figge Art Museum and enjoy unique, locally-operated music venues as well as the TaxSlayer Center, which attracts national names in entertainment.
Learn more about the Quad Cities.
Studying in the Sunshine state
Palmer Florida is located in Port Orange, a family-friendly suburb of the Greater Daytona Beach area. There are miles of beaches just minutes from campus, countless outdoor and recreational opportunities, more than a dozen theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios just an hour’s drive away. Plus, you’ll find many pro-sports teams throughout Florida. No wonder B.J. Palmer had early visions of opening a campus in Florida!
Learn more about the Port Orange area.
Palmer West is in San Jose, California, a young, diverse community of more than 1 million. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley among the headquarters of Facebook, Apple and Google, the Palmer West campus offers a small, supportive student body that stays connected well beyond graduation.
The bay area offers a year-round mild climate and abundant recreation. Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Basin State Park, Big Sur Coast, the Monterey peninsula and the Napa Valley are all within easy driving distance for weekend excursions and recreational outings. Plus, two Light Rail transfer stations near campus make getting around easy.
Learn more about San Jose.