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Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution located in Ankeny, Iowa. Ankeny is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Des Moines Area Community College Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, DMACC is ranked #91 out of 1,125 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. DMACC also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

DMACC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DMACC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Computer Software Applications Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards DMACC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best App Specific Computer Programming Schools College Factual
#10 Best Network & System Administration/Administrator Schools College Factual
#12 Best Computer Programming Schools College Factual
#46 Best Information Technology Schools College Factual
#83 Best Associate Degree Schools Course Advisor
#174 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual

Where Is Des Moines Area Community College?

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Contact details for DMACC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
Phone: 515-964-6200
Website: www.dmacc.edu/

How Do I Get Into DMACC?

You can apply to DMACC online at: www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/applyonlinefull.aspx

Since Des Moines Area Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Des Moines Area Community College?

35% Take Out Loans
14.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DMACC, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $4,627 a year. That adds up to $18,508 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DMACC is 14.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,703 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,051 undergraduate students at DMACC, with 5,703 being full-time and 17,348 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 5,703 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Des Moines Area Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 186
Black or African American 272
Hispanic or Latino 410
White 4,049
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 724

Over 53 countries are represented at DMACC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Des Moines Area Community College

11,414 Took All Classes Online
14,612 Took At Least One Class Online
55.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 14,612 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DMACC has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of DMACC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Des Moines Area Community College was 55.1%. This is the #429 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DMACC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at DMACC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at DMACC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
App Specific Computer Programming #15
Computer Programming #26
Information Technology #42
Computer Information Systems #78

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Des Moines Area Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Information Technology 0
App Specific Computer Programming 0
General Computer Programming 0
Web & Multimedia Design 0
Computer & IS Security 0
Network & System Administration/Administrator 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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