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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Des Moines Area is a public college located in Ankeny, Iowa in the Des Moines Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,644 undergraduate students. The Des Moines Area acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Welding, and Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN). Graduating 27% of students, Des Moines Area alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,700.
About Des Moines Area Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,385/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,263/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,744/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,897/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,662/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,918/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,644Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
37%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.99 responses
38%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.99 responses
35%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.34 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Des Moines Area Community College Reviews

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DMACC has a very positive and supportive atmosphere with plenty of happy faces ready to help. I do not ever feel as if I am in the dark about anything. There are a ton of activities both on and off campus. The small class sizes make learning more effective and it is so much easier to make friends! With this being my first year of college, DMACC made the transition comfortable and welcoming, and I am very happy I decided to go here first. As someone who will be transferring to a 4-year school, the advisors and teachers are very knowledgeable about which classes I should be taking before I transfer. I feel prepared to move on to my four year after I leave DMACC next year and am confident in my education. DMACC has prepared me in more ways than just my education. Thanks DMACC!
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I am currently taking online classes at DMACC, and I have had an amazing experience. The classes have great instructors. Their online website is quick and easy to navigate. Their advisors are knowledgable, and there administration makes everything easy for the student. They make it very easy for someone to work full time and still succeed in online classes. I would highly, highly recommend enrolling at DMACC if you are interested in continuing your education without too much stress!
The professors are amazing! You would not think that at a community college your education would be as good as at a university, but you would be totally wrong. Class sizes are perfect (especially compared to university gen ed class sizes) and there are so many ways to seek academic help. There is an entire building devoted to helping your studies!