Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
Tel: (515)964-6241
23,526 students
Public institution
  • The mission of the college is to create opportunities for your success.
School Highlights
Des Moines Area Community College serves 23,526 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Des Moines Area Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Polk County, IA.
The nearest community college is Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (11.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 634 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
College Des Moines Area Community College (IA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 634 staff
67 staff

Student Body

The student population of 23,526 has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 23,526 students 2,041 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
# Full-Time Students 7,566 students
844 students
# Part-Time Students 15,960 students
1,250 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 202 420
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.32 0.50

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,990 is less than the state average of $4,080. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,980 is more than the state average of $4,848. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,990 $4,080
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,980 $4,848
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Des Moines Area Community College is a publicly supported two-year institution serving the Des Moines metropolitan area and surrounding counties. The College District includes all or major portions of Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Dallas, Guthrie, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story and Warren counties and minor parts of 11 adjacent counties. It encompasses 6,560 square miles or about 11 percent of the land area of the state. Approximately 20 percent of the state's population resides within the district. It operates in the same geographical boundaries as Heartland Area Education Agency 11. Des Moines Area Community College was officially created March 18, 1966, and was designated as Merged Area XI. A nine member Board of Directors was elected and formally installed that same year. The College was established after extensive studies had indicated the need for such an institution. Leading figures throughout the College's District combined their talents and resources to assure proper planning for the College. Des Moines Area Community College anticipates student and community needs, providing quality, learner-centered higher education and workforce development. Our programs and services encourage and develop career success, cultural understanding, social enrichment and life-long learning. We accomplish our mission through a process of responsible use of resources and continuous improvement. DMACC is the largest two-year college program in Iowa. DMACC has over 75 career programs leading to high demand jobs. It's also a great way to complete the first two years of a college education. Students who earn their Associate of Arts degree at DMACC have been very successful after transferring to other colleges and universities. Des Moines Area Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College is also approved by the Iowa State Department of Education and the Iowa Board of Regents.

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