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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    A-
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.
About Des Moines Area Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023
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Des Moines Area Community College Rankings

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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$9,995/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$3,909/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,476Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,506
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Outgoing
    40%
  • Stressed
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
38%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.103 responses
40%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.103 responses
42%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.38 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Des Moines Area Community College Reviews

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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.
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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!