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Des Moines Area Community College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

24,658 students

100% admitted

  • 9,629 full time
  • 15,029 part time
  • 4,521 men full time
  • 5,108 women full time
  • open enrollment

16,718 Undergraduates

$4,410 tuition/year

  • 7,940 Non-Degree
  • $4,410 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $7,183 room & board
  • $1,526 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Plains Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Associate's degree
Level of Institution: At least 2 but less than 4 years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Mary from Des Moines, IA
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  • DMACC offers a wide variety of opportunities to a diverse student population. The instructors are very interested in your success and are willing give you extra help as needed. DMACC…

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  • Chad from Indianola, IA
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  • i find dmacc perfect for my needs at this time. it's convenient and accessible. dmacc is small enough that you don't get lost in the crowd but yet it has…

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  • DMACC student
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  • From my personal experiences at DMACC, I have discovered how great it is to start out at the community college level. The professors are very helpful and they have made…

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  • Suzanne from Panora, IA
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  • I am graduating in May from the DMACC Carroll Campus with my Associates Degree. I have greatly enjoyed my experiences here! I have received tremendous encouragement from all of my…

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  • Dillon from Cambridge, IA
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  • DMACC is one of the best community colleges to help students with their dreams. They have so many resources and ideas to help you. They have a dorm and child…

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Mission Statement

MISSION: Creating opportunities for your success.

Des Moines Area Community College
  • Located in Ankeny, IA
  • Public
  • 24,658 students enrolled
  • - admitted
  • $4,410 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Krista from Urbandale, IA
  • I am a current student here

    I do enjoy being here. One thing I really like about this college is that the teachers seem to really care about their students and are willing to take the time to help individual students if they need it. There are many resources that they offer for students to receive extra help for certain subject areas too. Students can also choose from a few different campuses to where they would want to attend. I have had classes at Ankeny and Urban. Personally, I would recommend going to Ankeny, which is the main campus. It's a little bigger (including the campus, student size, library, cafeteria, student lounge, etc.) and they offer a few more classes than at Urban. It all depends on what your preferences would be though. I also think that Des Moines is a good place to be and has a lot to offer. From Ankeny campus, it's probably about a 15 minute drive and the Urban campus is located near downtown.

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  • Sam from Clive, IA
  • I am a current student here

    Each campus is a little different and it took me a while to find my niche. Now that I have found the campus I like, I am around students and faculty that I enjoy being around. It is a great atmosphere to learn and is a great transition from high school to college life.

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  • Kayla from Zearing, IA
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy the classes that I am taking. It helped me to come here while I was trying to figure out what I was wanting to go to college for.

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