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Des Moines Area Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Des Moines Area Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Des Moines Area Community College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

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.

Des Moines Area Community College was awarded 518 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is agricultural/farm supplies retailing and wholesaling.

Overall Quality

DMACC is ranked #525 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

DMACC also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DMACC?

Acceptance Rate

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.

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Des Moines Area Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

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 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

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%.

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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 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

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Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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.

How Much Does Des Moines Area Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of DMACC is $10,076. 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 +
$7,776 $8,543 $10,468 $12,709 $13,179

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 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.

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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. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Des Moines Area Community College make the most money.

Location of Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution situated in Ankeny, Iowa. Ankeny is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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 2019-2020, 14,612 students took at least one online class at Des Moines Area Community College. This is an increase from the 7,723 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 14,612 11,414
2018-2019 7,723 3,977
2017-2018 7,141 3,589
2016-2017 6,680 3,661
2015-2016 6,015 2,937

Learn more about online learning at Des Moines Area Community College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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