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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.
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- 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.98 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,412 Graduates
Agricultural Business124 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)117 Graduates
Information Technology93 Graduates
Commercial and Advertising Art86 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics84 Graduates
Child Care Provider69 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)61 Graduates
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- of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.104 responses
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.104 responses
- of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.39 responses
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Des Moines Area Community College Reviews
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!
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!