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Des Moines Area Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Des Moines Area Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Des Moines Area Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Des Moines Area Community College was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

DMACC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DMACC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Des Moines Area Community College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Des Moines Area Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Des Moines Area Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Des Moines Area Community College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Des Moines Area Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

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 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at DMACC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 22,982 undergraduates at DMACC with 6,476 being full-time and 16,506 being part-time.

DMACC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

DMACC scored 48.28 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  48.28 out of 100
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How Much Does Des Moines Area Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of DMACC is $10,084. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DMACC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,966 $8,665 $10,881 $12,760 $13,061

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.

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.

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How Much Money Do DMACC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from DMACC make about $34,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 14% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution situated in Ankeny, Iowa. DMACC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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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

Des Moines Area Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Des Moines Area Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DMACC

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 2017-2018, 7,141 students took at least one online class at Des Moines Area Community College. This is an increase from the 6,680 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,141 3,589
2016-2017 6,680 3,661
2015-2016 6,015 2,937
2014-2015 5,666 2,737
2013-2014 5,526 2,598

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