Des Moines Area Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

2006 South Ankeny Boulevard

Ankeny, IA 50023-3993

(515) 964-6241

(800) 362-2127

Fax: (515) 964-6391

Contact: Michael Lentsch

Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address

2006 South Ankeny Boulevard

Ankeny, IA 50023-3993

(515) 964-6200

Total undergrads: 18,695

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,199

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,443


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for dental hygiene, commercial art, nursing, CAP programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Supplies A,C
Agricultural/Food Processing C
Crop Production C
Horticultural Services A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography C
Commercial/Advertising Art A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology A,C
Apparel/Accessories Marketing A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A,C
Retailing C
Sales and Distribution A
Sales/Selling Skills C
Small Business Administration C

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Information Technology A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A
Electrician C


Surveying Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Language Interpretation/Translation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Dietician Assistant C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Health System Administration A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Respiratory Therapy A
Veterinarian Assistance A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Communications Systems A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Electronics A
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science C

Precision Production Trades

CabinetmakingMillwork C
Machine Tool Technology A
Tool/Die Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy A,C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Police Science A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Des Moines Area Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (515) 964-6200
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 23,258
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 15,535 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,800
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,600
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 70%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,342

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Des Moines Area Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Des Moines Area Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 199
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 55
Construction Trades 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 119
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 159
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 34
Legal Professions and Studies 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 65
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Precision Production 62
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Visual and Performing Arts 62
Grand total 8557

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Des Moines Area Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,800
Out-of-state $9,600
Books and supplies $904

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,228 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 930 53% $4,342
Student loan aid 697 40% $4,890

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,223 22% $3,794
Federal student loans 4,257 18% $5,176

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Des Moines Area Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Des Moines Area Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Des Moines Area Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 23,258
Undergraduate enrollment 23,258
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Des Moines Area Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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