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DMACC Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Inexpensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Des Moines Area Community College Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for Des Moines Area Community College, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. In this DMACC cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does DMACC Charge for Tuition?

$5,220 In-State Tuition & Fees
$10,440 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

Combined out-of-state tuition and fees at Des Moines Area Community College for the 2020-2021 academic year was $10,440 for undergraduates. Those who hail from the state of Iowa get a discount and only needed to pay $5,220 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does Des Moines Area Community College cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do DMACC Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. Des Moines Area Community College compares well with this national average since its average yearly cost in tuition and fees was $10,440 for out-of-state students.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. Undergraduates who hail from Iowa pay an average of $5,220 a year to attend DMACC, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

The chart below shows how DMACC compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

NationwidePlains StatesIowa
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Des Moines Area Community College Financial Aid.

DMACC Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.72% In-State Tuition Increase
3.72% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$23,749 Est. 4-Year Cost

In-state DMACC tuition and fees grew with an average annual rate of 3.72% over the past five years. Iowa residents may pay an estimated $5,616 this school year.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at DMACC would be $11,441, and $23,749 for four years.

During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 3.72%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $11,232 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.

This would result in a total cost of $22,881 for two years and $47,498 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at DMACC.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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