Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Des Moines Area Community College

Find Schools Near

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?

3,798 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at DMACC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 99% of the faculty were full-time.

Best Schools

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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Des Moines Area Community College?

Location of Des Moines Area Community College

Contact details for DMACC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
Phone: 515-964-6200
Website: www.dmacc.edu

How Do I Get Into DMACC?

You can apply to DMACC online at: www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/applyonlinefull.aspx

Since Des Moines Area Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Des Moines Area Community College?

44% Take Out Loans
17.2% Loan Default Rate

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

6,430 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,474 undergraduate students at DMACC, with 6,430 being full-time and 17,044 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  DMACC

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,430 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  DMACC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Des Moines Area Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of DMACC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 212
Black or African American 315
Hispanic or Latino 497
White 4,614
International Students 113
Other Races/Ethnicities 679

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

3,589 Took All Classes Online
7,141 Took At Least One Class Online
8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,141 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DMACC has changed over the last few years.

undefined

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
Accounting 34%
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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #10
General Sales & Marketing #15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #21
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #26
Entrepreneurial Studies #35
Marketing #69
Accounting #143
Health & Medical Administrative Services #185
Criminal Justice & Corrections #225
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #257
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #265
Liberal Arts General Studies #265
Business Administration & Management #471

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,384 0 1,384
Precision Metal Working 282 9 82 373
Agricultural Economics & Business 159 61 0 220
Homeland Security 200 4 0 204
Nursing 0 162 0 162
Allied Health Professions 106 18 10 134
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 23 56 40 119
Design & Applied Arts 49 45 22 116
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93 0 0 93
Accounting 62 20 10 92
Computer Information Systems 67 0 4 71
Human Development & Family Studies 26 24 17 67
Culinary Arts 0 32 15 47
Dental Support Services 0 20 26 46
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 22 22 44
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 25 16 0 41
Health & Medical Administrative Services 22 17 0 39
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9 30 0 39
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 7 31 38
Community Organization & Advocacy 3 35 0 38
Information Technology 0 36 1 37
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 6 19 10 35
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 17 12 29
Legal Support Services 10 17 0 27
Business Administration & Management 0 26 0 26
Computer Programming 0 25 0 25
Marketing 17 4 0 21
Computer Software & Applications 4 11 6 21
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 9 10 19
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 10 6 2 18
Carpentry 0 0 17 17
General Sales & Marketing 9 5 1 15
Hospitality Management 0 11 3 14
Electronics Engineering Technology 5 5 3 13
Environmental Control Technology 7 3 2 12
Horticulture 2 8 0 10
Business Support & Assistant Services 4 2 4 10
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 9 10
Civil Engineering Technology 0 6 3 9
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5 4 0 9
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 9 0 0 9
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 9 0 9
Biotechnology 7 1 0 8
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 4 3 7
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 0 3 7
Fire Protection 0 5 0 5
Management Information Systems 4 0 0 4
Graphic Communications 0 0 3 3
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 2 2
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,230 2,195 373 3,798

References

*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.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.