Des Moines Area Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Ankeny, IA

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How much is the DMACC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, DMACC's tuition & fees is $5,550 for Iowa residents and $11,100 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $16,258 for Iowa residents and $21,808 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

DMACC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$5,550
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,100
Books & Supplies Costs$810
On-campus Room & Board$7,702
On-campus Expenses$2,196
Off-campus Room & Board$8,462
Off-campus Expenses$4,356
2023-2024 Estimates
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$5,901
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,802

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, DMACC' tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $11,211.
Des Moines Area Community College$5,550$11,100
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa 2-4 Years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between DMACC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkeny, IA$5,550$11,100
Eastern Iowa Community College DistrictDavenport, IA$4,680$6,299
Iowa Western Community CollegeCouncil Bluffs, IA$6,780$6,930
Marshalltown Community CollegeMarshalltown, IA$5,304$5,808

Financial Aid and COA

At Des Moines Area Community College, 5,073 students (25%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,182.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at DMACC is $17,626 for students living on-campus and $20,546 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,154 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,109 and the average amount of student loans is $4,839.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$16,258$21,808
COA (off-campus)$19,178$24,728
Tuition & Fees$5,550$11,100
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$10,708$10,708
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,628$13,628
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$12,076$17,626
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,996$20,546
Average Financial Aid$4,182$4,182
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,07325%$4,182
Pell Grants3,48117%$3,748
Federal Student Loan2,79714%$5,060
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,15468%-
Grants or Scholarships91754%$5,109
Federal Grants61236%$4,890
Pell Grants61236%$4,725
Other Federal Grants26716%$378
State/Local Grants35421%$3,537
Institutional Grants24815%$1,775
Student Loan Aid49029%$4,839
Federal Student Loans48629%$4,602
Other Student Loans201%$6,733
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level907678$4,082
110,001 or more16243$833

Student Population

Des Moines Area Community College has a total of 21,637 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 8,831 male students and 11,705 female students attending DMACC. The school offers online degree programs and 5,265 students enrolled online exclusively (24.33% of all students).
Undergraduate20,536 8,83111,705

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered174 Programs
Online Program Offered12 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population21,637
Graduation Rate33%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate63% (Full-time), 44% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties357 (Full-time), 661 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs855 (Full-time), 669 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$71,013
Average Staff Salary$69,198