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

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,105/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,076/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,922/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,982/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,569/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,967/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,931Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
38%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.97 responses
39%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.97 responses
34%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.32 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Des Moines Area Community College Reviews

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Everyone at Des Moines Area Community College is extremely helpful and generous, and extremely nice about everything! They make registration and getting ready for classes non-stressful. Everyone I've met has been extremely well mannered and I am pleased to be a part of this college. It's my freshman year in college, but I highly reccomend this place! They help push you to better yourself and achieve your goals when you think you can't do it. Apply at DMACC! It's a great place to learn and grow as a person, to get to where you want to be in life!
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It is a hit and miss; I would say 70% of professors are absolute geniuses and are amazing people that will go out of their way for a students success. The other 30%, not so much. The courses transfer well to four year universities and the school has many partnerships with other universities that allow smooth transfers and most partnerships offer financial awards. The honors program is phenomenal, and there are so many opportunities to succeed!
One thing I like about DMACC are the ratio of professors to students in the classrooms. If I have any questions, I feel like I have a voice that's heard, even more important - wants to be heard. I'm not just a body in the masses at DMACC, my professors know my name and are more than willing to help me with my assignments if need be.
One thing I wish DMACC had were American Sign Language classes - then DMACC would be perfect!