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Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

The Des Moines Area Community College is a community college situated in Iowa. It offers classes in Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, and Des Moines (which make up the Urban Campus) and in Newton and West Des Moines (which are the components of the West campus). DMACC also offers a wide variety of online classes.

DMACC has major areas of focus in the fields of nursing, computing and vocational training, with more than 75 career programs. The college enjoys close ties with the three major regent universities in Iowa - Iowa State University, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa.

The sports teams of DMACC are nicknamed the Bears. They compete in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Contacting Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College
2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny , IA 50023-3993
General Phone: (515) 964-6241
http://www.dmacc.edu

Des Moines Area Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts758language translation, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management282business management, accounting, accounting technology, small business management, marketing, sales and marketing, retail, sales, apparel marketing ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine246EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology148dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair145communications install and repair, industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Office and Administration93office management, general office occupations
Production Trades81machinist, tool and die tech, welding, cabinetmaking
Security and Law Enforcement59criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Agricultural Science and Management46agricultural supply
Engineering Technician45civil engineering tech, electronics tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Family and Social Work42child care provider, community organization
Cooking and Culinary Arts38chef training
Medical Administration34health care administration, medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering34information technology, computer applications programming, computer services management, computer support
Landscaping and Horticulture21horticultural business
Photography and Commercial Art21commercial art
Hospitality19hospitality management
Funeral and Mortuary Science18funeral and mortuary
Construction Trades18carpentry, electrician
Law17legal assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13sports and fitness management, dietitian assistant
Media12desktop publishing and imaging
Engineering7surveying engineering
Science5biotechnology

Number of programs and degrees for Des Moines Area Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of less than 1 academic year31129
Associate's degree1,55447
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years33727

Des Moines Area Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Des Moines Area Community College had a total enrollment of 18,320 students (12,372 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 27%
18-19 22%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Iowa97%
(International Students)1%
Minnesota1%

Des Moines Area Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 30 %

Des Moines Area Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Ankeny, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Des Moines Area Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,210
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,420
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Des Moines Area Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 712000)

Des Moines Area Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track174156

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year42$78,37621$78,313
Associate professorcalendar year5$65,8092*
Instructorcalendar year8$58,9222*
All faculty totalcalendar year55$74,40425$75,134

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year54$58,88878$60,309
Associate professoracademic year29$50,85219$50,027
Instructoracademic year36$48,51134$47,974
All faculty totalacademic year119$53,791131$55,616

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Des Moines Area Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total422870
Baseball221133
Basketball20020
All Other Sports01717

Des Moines Area Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling

Business And Management
Accounting
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter
Electrician

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering
Surveying Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Community Organization and Advocacy

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality
Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other

Law
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Media
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Science
Biotechnology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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Des Moines Area Community College Highlights

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What Sets Des Moines Area Community College Apart:

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Number of students
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Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Des Moines Area Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Des Moines Area Community College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Des Moines Area Community College % of degrees in office and administration
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Des Moines Area Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in funeral and mortuary science
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Des Moines Area Community College % of degrees in funeral and mortuary science
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Des Moines Area Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Des Moines Area Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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