Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny

Ankeny, IA

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Overview

Des Moines Area Community College offers 370-degree programs and 22 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. 47% are women, and 53% are men. 1% percents of international students. Des Moines Area Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Des Moines Area Community College is 11171$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $10278 and $17632 per year. 19% of full-time Des Moines Area Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Des Moines Area Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$11,171
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Des Moines Area Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,445
$30,001 - $48,000$10,176
$48,001 - $75,000$12,263
$75,001 - $110,000$14,034
$110,001+$14,241

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4400

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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9%

Types of financial aids

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6748 of Des Moines Area Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 29 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Des Moines Area Community College number 18 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

Students at Des Moines Area Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.16%
$5,359
$30,001 - $48,000
93.58%
$4,513
$48,001 - $75,000
80.37%
$2,453
$75,001 - $110,000
42.07%
$866
$110,001+
30.43%
$468

Salary After Attending

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$34,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Des Moines Area Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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19%
BELOW AVERAGE

Des Moines Area Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

19% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Des Moines Area Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Des Moines Area Community College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

17:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

412
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Des Moines Area Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Des Moines Area Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Iowa.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Des Moines Area Com. Col. - Ankeny Campus

The campus located by 2006 South Ankeny Blvd. address in Ankeny, Iowa.

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Des Moines Area Com. Col. - Ankeny Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Des Moines Area Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Des Moines Area Com. Col. - Ankeny Campus is aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Des Moines Area Community College offers 370 programs in total: 146 are for Associate's degree, 125 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 99 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 22 distance learning programs that are provided in the Des Moines Area Community College: 12 are for Associate's degree, 7 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Iowa state average data to help you compare.

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Des Moines Area Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 14879 students with 446365 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Des Moines Area Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Loved my college

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Teachers are lazy, uncompasstionet people. Councelers offered very little help through out my 2years and the school life was not very active for students.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Diverse students, not just young kids that disrupt class. Good teachers.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I went to school here and graduated from here onto Simpson College. Great place. Caring professors. Many opportunities to network. Very clean campus. Always a spot for free parking. People only rated this college negatively because they probably aren't very good students either. I know so many great people went to school here and graduate onto doing something amazing. Also provides a lot of jobs for students!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The quality of the teachers varies wildly, from extremely poor to slightly above average. At any rate avoid the online courses.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2006 Ankeny Blvd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5159646241

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: dmacc.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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