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 6,476 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 32% of students, Des Moines Area alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,300.
Des Moines Area Community College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,942 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)213 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)211 Graduates
Agricultural Business131 Graduates
Commercial and Advertising Art114 Graduates
Information Technology90 Graduates
Child Care Provider85 Graduates
Machine and Metal Working82 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
- of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.103 responses
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.103 responses
- of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.38 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
More opinions are needed to display this poll. Take our survey
Des Moines Area Community College Reviews
I think overall DMACC is a great school! I have only taken online classes so far, but I think the teachers do a good job. I think overall the staff are kind. I feel like overall they do a great job. One thing that could use some work is simply communication with their students. I think it's great to give students responsibility. However, good communication is always a great skill to carry out. I believe that emails are a better way to communicate rather than flyers, especially for important deadlines. That being said, I think that Jocelyn Kovarik is a great nursing advisor who truly cares about each student. In addition, I believe Natalia Thilges, nursing district coordinator, does a phenomenal job of communicating with nursing students.
The last few years in high school, I made fun of the small local colleges. I thought I would never be interested or even seen going to a "community college". I had always just known I would go to a four-year college that all my friends were planning to attend until I took a tour of DMACC with my brother and my family. The classrooms were smaller and had fewer students. The other students seemed so relaxed and happy. The college was really beautiful, I was impressed. I had decided to look into taking a few summer classes and see how I actually felt about the college and go from there. Its been great so far! I am happy for the opportunity to go to college and plan for my future. DMACC is a perfect choose for anyone that wants more one on one opportunities with the teachers and it so cost effective! I didn't need a huge college to feel like I was succeeding in life. I feel like I made the right choice for my future!
Overall good school. Occasional billing and student services issues, many teachers at various campuses are poor. When picking classes suggests looking at teacher reviews prior to select a teacher that is good and whill help you succeed. Many campuses to choose from depending on your location. Advisors are amazing!