About Des Moines Area Community College

Founded in 1966, Des Moines Area Community College. is a college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 22,446 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Des Moines Area Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 348 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Des Moines Area Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at DMACC are considered , with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

32% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Des Moines Area Community College.

22%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
24%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
35%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
76%
“I feel extremely safe”
43%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
25%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
54%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
65%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
24%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
22%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
24%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
35%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
76%
“I feel extremely safe”
43%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
25%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
54%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
65%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
24%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Des Moines Area Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    38 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    39 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    41 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    41 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 76 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    41 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    41 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    41 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Des Moines Area Community College?

40 Students rated Des Moines Area Community College

Laura - 09/21/2021

The professors have regular office hours, are responsive to emails, and ask if we have questions in class. They are available to help support our learning and give us case studies to help develop our critical thinking. The clinical experiences and simulations help prepare us to be great nurses. NCLEX pass rates for DMACC are excellent!

Hong - 01/03/2021

I like it here. Most teachers are family. the school is very nice. The class is not so expensive. The food is ok. I love the library. study are very behaved. This is a good school for two years of college. If you thinking want to get to a college that not so expensive. This school is for you.

Olivia

I enjoy my experience at Des Moines Area Community College. I like where I like and I typically enjoy my classes. I have struggled with professors in the past but that was not a big deal. For the prices I pay at Des Moines Area Community College, the quality of the education I receive is outstanding.

Marek

It is a terrific community college with numerous opportunities for extracurricular activities, sports, club involvement, and socialization. The professors are engaged with their students and are extremely knowledgeable in their fields. I may just be a freshman but I think I'm going to enjoy my time at DMACC

Des Moines Area Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Des Moines Area Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Des Moines Area Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back now, I would tell myself to work much harder than I did in high school. I would tell myself that growing up and going to college is not as fightening as it may seem. I know now that leaving my friends and going our seperate ways is not the end of the world. I would make sure to tell myself that it will be much easier to keep my grades up now rather than trying to build them back up later on.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Not overly talkative., most just go to class, sit in class, then leave campus.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Peopl who like smaller classes and lower tution should attend this school.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Des Moines Area Community College is known for its diversity and also how inexpensive college could be. DMACC offers many majors and provides quality education for the surrounding communities. DMACC offers an opportunity for many to start an education no matter what your education background is. I know that people who never recieved a high school diploma has an ability to either recieve a GED or adult high school diploma at DMACC. Without that ability I could see how some people would be discourage to attend college, however, DMACC does offer that chance to any.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Student services people aren't friendly at all, some teachers aren't up to the best standards, but overall, it's an okay school.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    It a great 2 year school that you can get the same education in the fields offered as you would at a 4 year school. It is alot cheaper too.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about this school is probably how others looks down on it. Others think that DMACC is a slacker school for people who aren't smart, therefore, students aren't proud to say they attend at DMACC.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I don't find that there is anything in particular to brag about. I am attending DMACC to raise my GPA before applying to the university I would really like to go to.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Pretty much was told everything that I needed to know.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is just trying to take easier classes.

    Read all  2 answers
  12. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular group to get involved with at the Des Moines Area Community College is the Student Activities Council (SAC). Those who are involved in SAC not only get 1 credit per semester, but they also have a huge say in what activities go on at DMACC. Due to the fact that DMACC is not a university, there isn't a typical drinking/party scene on campus. While there are three different housing units on the Ankeny campus, it is really up to each individual how much partying you're involved with (just like in high school). For the most part, you will not be disturbed by any parties because they are usually taken off campus.

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  13. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of students at DMACC is that we are a bunch of extra poor students who can't afford to go to a university. This stereotype is completely inaccurate. Most students who go to DMACC are simply there because they are choosing to be wise with their money, or lack thereof. In reality, unless your parents are paying your way through college, you are going to be a broke college student no matter what school you attend. However, by attending DMACC, you have the opportunity to have a great first two years of college for a fraction of the cost. This will help you later on in life if you are looking to not acquire debt.

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  14. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing I find in my school is that is has many younger students who are there to get their degree, not as much there to learn and gain perspective on life and how the world works. It's frustrating to want more from these students and to be constantly let down, but I have to learn that you can only help people as much as they allow.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

22,446

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

90%

In-State

9%

International

Organizations

42

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

1%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
71%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

70% of students attending Des Moines Area Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 50% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$8,820

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,526

Books and Supplies

$7,183

Room and Board

17,529

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,263
$30 - $48K
$9,744
$48 - $75K
$11,897
$75 - $110K
$13,662
$110K & UP
$13,918

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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