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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.

5,414 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,340 Avg In-State Tuition

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

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Can I Afford DMACC?

$5,340 In-State Tuition
30% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2021-2022 academic year, part-time DMACC students paid $178 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $356 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,340 $10,680
Books and Supplies $810 $810
On Campus Room and Board $7,702 $7,702
On Campus Other Expenses $2,196 $2,196

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 30% of students took out student loans averaging $4,717 a year. That adds up to $18,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DMACC is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,414 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,536 undergraduate students at DMACC, with 5,414 being full-time and 15,122 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 5,414 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 47% are male and 53% 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 190
Black or African American 221
Hispanic or Latino 376
White 3,834
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 751

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

5,710 Took All Classes Online
10,251 Took At Least One Class Online
55.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 10,251 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.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of DMACC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 10%

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
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 517 0 17 534
Welding Technology/Welder 190 0 50 240
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 104 6 0 110
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 35 37 8 80
General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 0 16 49 65
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Management & Recycling Technology 35 14 10 59
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 16 14 23 53
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 25 20 45
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 25 11 36
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 19 5 7 31
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 12 16 28
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 27 27
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 0 14 11 25
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 22 0 22
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 21 0 0 21
Laboratory Technician 0 20 0 20
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 10 8 18
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 9 8 18
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 8 8 16
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 14 0 14
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 13 13
Electrician 0 0 11 11
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 8 0 10
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 2 7 9
Automation Engineer Technology 0 9 0 9
Surgical Technology 0 0 9 9
Energy Systems Technology/Technician 0 8 0 8
Health Care Management 5 1 0 6
Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology 0 4 0 4
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 3 0 3
Civil Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Telecommunications Technology 1 0 0 1
Hydraulics & Fluid Power Technology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 946 290 313 1,549

Des Moines Area Community College Trades

In 2021-2022, Des Moines Area Community College awarded 3,830 undergraduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards by award type for each trade program. Basic certificates are awards that are completed in less than a year, and undergraduate certificates are those awards that take between one and four years.

Major Basic Certificates Undergrad Certificates Associate’s Bachelor’s
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 13 0 0
Allied Health Professions 104 9 20 0
Carpentry 0 7 2 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 2 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 21 0 20 0
Culinary Arts 0 20 25 0
Dental Support Services 0 27 22 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 24 22 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 11 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 11 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 11 14 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 4 0
Energy Systems Technologies 0 0 8 0
Environmental Control Technology 35 10 14 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 49 16 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 26 7 14 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 1 8 9 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 517 17 0 0
Precision Metal Working 206 73 17 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 35 27 70 0
Total 2,170 866 794 0

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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