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Located in Ankeny, Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution. Ankeny is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

5,703 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,100 Avg In-State Tuition

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Des Moines Area Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

DMACC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#112 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DMACC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Funeral & Mortuary Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Funeral & Mortuary Science Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Culinary Arts Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#120 Best Value Allied Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards DMACC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Value Colleges for Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology College Factual
#1 Best Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#29 Best Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#38 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#91 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree

Where Is Des Moines Area Community College?

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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/

Can I Afford DMACC?

$5,100 In-State Tuition
35% Take Out Loans
14.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time DMACC students paid $170 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $340 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,100 $10,200
Books and Supplies $870 $870
On Campus Room and Board $7,276 $7,276
On Campus Other Expenses $1,654 $1,654

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,703 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,051 undergraduate students at DMACC, with 5,703 being full-time and 17,348 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 5,703 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Des Moines Area Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 186
Black or African American 272
Hispanic or Latino 410
White 4,049
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 724

Over 53 countries are represented at DMACC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Des Moines Area Community College

11,414 Took All Classes Online
14,612 Took At Least One Class Online
55.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 14,612 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DMACC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of DMACC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Des Moines Area Community College was 55.1%. This is the #524 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DMACC regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Des Moines Area Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 159 0 74 233
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 173 0 15 188
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 122 4 0 126
General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 0 19 59 78
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 13 43 16 72
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 27 33 60
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 35 5 40
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 30 30
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 16 14 30
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 9 8 9 26
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 20 0 22
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 9 6 7 22
Laboratory Technician 0 22 0 22
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 21 21
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 20 0 20
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 8 11 19
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 12 4 0 16
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 13 0 0 13
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 7 5 12
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 12 12
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 12 0 12
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 6 6 12
Electrician 0 0 11 11
Surgical Technology 0 0 11 11
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 7 3 10
Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology 0 10 0 10
Civil Engineering Technology 0 6 2 8
Health Care Management 6 1 0 7
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 6 0 6
Automation Engineer Technology 0 5 0 5
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 3 2 0 5
Telecommunications Technology 3 0 0 3
Hydraulics & Fluid Power Technology 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 524 295 344 1,163

References

*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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