Des Moines Area Community College Overview
Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution situated in Ankeny, Iowa. 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 highest award offered at DMACC is the associate's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
Des Moines Area Community College Rankings
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.
|#55||Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#72||Best Associate’s 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.
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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At DMACC, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $4,301 a year. That adds up to $17,204 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at DMACC is 17.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 6,430 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 49% are male and 51% 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||315|
|Hispanic or Latino||497|
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 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of DMACC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Des Moines Area Community College was 8.8%. This is the #1,405 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|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||44%|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||44%|
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.
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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