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Is Des Moines Area Community College a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. So we've gathered facts about Des Moines Area Community College veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Des Moines Area Community College G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on DMACC:

How Does DMACC Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Des Moines Area Community College at #728.The school also ranked #12 in our Best for Vets in Iowa ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how DMACC fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 273

You can also see how specific majors at DMACC fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best General Office Occupations and Clerical Services Colleges for Veterans 2
Best General Office Occupations and Clerical Services Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Agricultural Economics & Business Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Hydraulics & Fluid Power Technology Colleges for Veterans 4

How Many Veterans Go to DMACC?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 500 G.I. Bill® students at DMACC. Since the total enrollment at the school is 23,051, approximately 2.17% of the students at DMACC are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at DMACC

Des Moines Area Community College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does DMACC Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
If you have particular knowledge gained through life experience, DMACC may offer offer credit for that. Check with the school for more details.

DMACC might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

DMACC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at DMACC.

Complaints to the VA About DMACC

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

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