Des Moines Area Community College Computer Science Programs
Located in Ankeny, Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution. Ankeny is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
Des Moines Area Community College Rankings
We have ranked DMACC as #58 out of 408 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% 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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DMACC.
Where Is Des Moines Area Community College?
Contact details for DMACC are given below.
|Address:||2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3993|
How Do I Get Into DMACC?
You can apply to DMACC online at: www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/applyonlinefull.aspx
Can I Afford Des Moines Area Community College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DMACC, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $4,301 a year. That adds up to $17,204 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at DMACC is 17.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Des Moines Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 6,146 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Des Moines Area Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||340|
|Hispanic or Latino||446|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at DMACC has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of DMACC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Des Moines Area Community College was 8.8%. This is the #1,011 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DMACC regardless of major.
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||Basic Certificate||Associate’s||Undergraduate Certificate||TOTAL|
|Network & System Administration/Administrator||0||36||0||36|
|App Specific Computer Programming||0||25||0||25|
|Web & Multimedia Design||4||11||6||21|
|Computer & IS Security||0||0||1||1|
|Other Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other||0||0||0||0|
*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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