Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
IA, 50023-3993
Tel: (515)964-6241
23,685 students
Public institution
The mission of the college is to create opportunities for your success.
School Highlights:
Des Moines Area Community College serves 23,685 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.
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 (11.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Des Moines Area Community College 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

Student Body

The student population of 23,685 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
23,685 students
1,287 students
Des Moines Area Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
8,433 students
832 students
Des Moines Area Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 15,252 students
1,021 students
Des Moines Area Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Des Moines Area Community College sch enrollment Des Moines Area Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Des Moines Area Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Des Moines Area Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
Des Moines Area Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
89%
66%
Des Moines Area Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Des Moines Area Community College More (2009-2012)
Des Moines Area Community College sch ethnicity Des Moines Area Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.20 0.45
Des Moines Area Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,990 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,980 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,990 $5,845
Des Moines Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,980 $10,047
Des Moines Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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Did You Know?
For Polk County public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $11,019 per year for in-state students and $13,014 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,997 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Polk County is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Polk County community colleges have a 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. of 0.22, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Polk County is Vatterott College-Des Moines. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.