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Des Moines Area Community College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

24,658 Students

100% Admitted

  • 22,982 full time
  • 15,029 part time
  • 4,521 men full time
  • 5,108 women full time
  • open enrollment

22,982 Undergraduates

$4,410 Tuition/Year

  • 7,940 Non-Degree
  • $4,410 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $7,302 room & board
  • $1,322 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
  • SAM from Ankeny, IA
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  • As long as you do the work it is not a difficult course load. So far I have only had to write one essay, less than two pages long, and…

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  • Elias from Ankeny, IA
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  • DMACC has an excellent variety of courses and programs. The teachers are, in my experience, knowledgeable and hard working. The campus and facilities are a little dated, but adequate.…

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  • 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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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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  • 4
  • 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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