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Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny, IA 2-Year Public
Acceptance RateN.A.
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About Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College Overview

Des Moines Area Community College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Ankeny, Iowa. Des Moines Area Community College was founded in 1966 and enrolls 20,536 undergrads and no graduate students. Des Moines Area Community College ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Des Moines Area Community College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Des Moines Area Community College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Des Moines Area Community College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Des Moines Area Community College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Des Moines Area Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Des Moines Area Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Des Moines Area Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $5,340
Out-of-State $10,680

Is Des Moines Area Community College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Des Moines Area Community College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Des Moines Area Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Des Moines Area Community College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Des Moines Area Community College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Des Moines Area Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Des Moines Area Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Des Moines Area Community College's endowment was valued at $6.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Des Moines Area Community College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Des Moines Area Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Des Moines Area Community College.

Based on this information, does Des Moines Area Community College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Des Moines Area Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Des Moines Area Community College Located?

Des Moines Area Community College is located in the small town setting of Ankeny, Iowa.

If you would like to see Des Moines Area Community College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 and Interstate 35 to Ankeny, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Des Moines International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Des Moines Area Community College and Ankeny are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2006 South Ankeny Boulevard Ankeny, IA 50021-8995

Campus Setting: Small Town

Des Moines Area Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Des Moines Area Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Des Moines Area Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Des Moines Area Community College ACT Scores

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Des Moines Area Community College SAT Scores

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Des Moines Area Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$13,852

In State

$19,192

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,340
$10,680
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$7,702
$7,702
Books
$810
$810

Student Life

Wondering what life at Des Moines Area Community College is like? There are approximately 20,536 students enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College. 26% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from IA and 3% percent of students are from other states.

26%

Full Time

74%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

20,536

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,340

Out-of-State

$10,680

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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