- Des Moines Area Community College serves 24,658 students (39% of students are full-time).
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 73:1 is higher than the college average of 21:1.
- Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body.
- 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 (11.8 miles away).
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|
|Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
|336 staff||63 staff|
|Total Enrollment||24,658 students||1,418 students|
|Student / Staff Ratio||1:73||1:21|
|# Full-Time Students||9,629 students||1,262 students|
|# Part-Time Students||15,029 students||1,508 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||1%||1%|
|% Two or more races||1%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees
|Out-State Tuition Fees
- 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.
- Sports Associations Memberships: National Athletic Association, National Junior College Athletic Association
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