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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    B+
DMACC is a public college located in Ankeny, Iowa in the Des Moines Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,430 undergraduate students. The DMACC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Welding, and Nursing. Graduating 34% of students, DMACC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,300.
2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,239/ 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
$4,337/ 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
19:1
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.98 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,430Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
17,044
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
38%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.104 responses
39%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.104 responses
41%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.39 responses

After College

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

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I have thus far enjoyed DMACC, it has been a great transition for me. Coming from a very small high school I was worried about going to college and having to enter the very big classes. DMACC gives a small school feel with professors who truly care that you are learning and retaining the information. The campus is easy to navigate and there is friendly staff everywhere. There is also many places to study such as the library or the Academic Achievement Center, where tutoring is free! Whether you are staying for 2 years then transferring to a 4 year college, or getting a degree at DMACC it is a great and affordable choice!
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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.
I have taken online classes a few times, once in the summer of 2019 and during the outbreak of the COVID. Both times pushed me to be better at managing time and to make sure I'm on top of my work. Online classes on DMACC is actually done well IF taken care of properly by the professor, which 9/10 they are because they do try. I was able to succeed both times when it comes to online class and not only that, it prepared me for any more future online classes that I might partake in!