In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
DMACC landed the #501 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when DMACC held the #868 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Out of the 40 colleges in Iowa, DMACC is ranked at #12.
Des Moines Area Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Des Moines Area Community College, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Des Moines Area Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Des Moines Area Community College this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,051 undergraduates at DMACC with 5,703 being full-time and 17,348 being part-time.
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DMACC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
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 30% of students took out student loans averaging $4,717 a year. That adds up to $18,868 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at DMACC is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Contact details for DMACC are given below.
|2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2020-2021, 10,251 students took at least one online class at Des Moines Area Community College. This is a decrease from the 14,538 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Took at Least One Online Class
|Took All Classes Online
*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.