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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.

154 Undergraduate Degrees

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#101 Most Popular Computer Science Associate’s 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
#2 Best Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Des Moines Area Community College?

Location of Des Moines Area Community College

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?

44% Take Out Loans
17.2% Loan Default Rate

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

6,146 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,258 undergraduate students at DMACC, with 6,146 being full-time and 17,112 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  DMACC

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,146 full-time undergraduates at DMACC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  DMACC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of DMACC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 202
Black or African American 340
Hispanic or Latino 446
White 4,280
International Students 87
Other Races/Ethnicities 791

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

3,589 Took All Classes Online
7,141 Took At Least One Class Online
8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,141 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 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
Information Technology 67 0 4 71
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
TOTAL 71 72 11 154

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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