Des Moines Area Community College Overview
Located in Ankeny, Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution. Ankeny is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Des Moines Area Community College Known For?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at DMACC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Des Moines Area Community College Rankings
DMACC landed the #481 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
DMACC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#83||Best Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DMACC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards DMACC has earned from around the web.
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|#13||Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools||College Factual|
|#91||Best Computer Science Schools||Computer Science Degree|
|#94||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Des Moines Area Community College?
Contact details for DMACC are given below.
|Address:||2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3993|
How Do I Get Into DMACC?
You can apply to DMACC online at: www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/applyonlinefull.aspx
Can I Afford Des Moines Area Community College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DMACC, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $4,627 a year. That adds up to $18,508 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at DMACC is 14.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 5,703 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Des Moines Area Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||272|
|Hispanic or Latino||410|
Over 53 countries are represented at DMACC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Des Moines Area Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at DMACC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of DMACC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Des Moines Area Community College was 55.1%. This is the #626 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DMACC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of DMACC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||32%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||15%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||7%|
|General Sales & Marketing||21%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at DMACC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at DMACC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General Sales & Marketing||#4|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#40|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#48|
|Computer Information Systems||#78|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#133|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#163|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#163|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#184|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#201|
|Business Administration & Management||#390|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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