Des Moines Area Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,530
2.72% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,995
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
17.2%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
22,982
28.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
28.7%
576 Graduates

About

Des Moines Area Community College is a higher education institution located in Polk County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Des Moines Area Community College were .

In 2017, 4,398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Des Moines Area Community College. 51.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,547 degrees), 16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Des Moines Area Community College is $4,530, which is $-2,884 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Des Moines Area Community College is $4,530, which is $-2,884 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,995.

In 2017, 23% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,530
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Des Moines Area Community College was $4,530. The cost of tuition at Des Moines Area Community College is $-2,884 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,995
2017 Value
3.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Des Moines Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,995. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Des Moines Area Community College grew by 3.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,466
Room and Board
$1,526
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Des Moines Area Community College was of $6,466 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,526. The cost of room and board decreased by 8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.81% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
22%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

23% of undergraduate students at Des Moines Area Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 14.8% with respect to 2016, when 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
17.2%
2016 Default Rate
831
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Des Moines Area Community College was 17.2%, which represents 831 out of the 4826 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Des Moines Area Community College has a total enrollment of 22,982 students. The full-time enrollment at Des Moines Area Community College is 6,476 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,506. This means that 28.2% of students enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Des Moines Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 5.91% Black or African American, 4.15% Asian, 1.75% Two or More Races, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0522% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (35.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Des Moines Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,982 students. The full-time enrollment at Des Moines Area Community College is 6,476 and the part-time enrollment is 16,506. This means that 28.2% of students enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Des Moines Area Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Des Moines Area Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    15,887
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,857
  3. Black or African American
    1,358

The enrolled student population at Des Moines Area Community College is 69.1% White, 8.08% Hispanic or Latino, 5.91% Black or African American, 4.15% Asian, 1.75% Two or More Races, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0522% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,238 students (9.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 136 more women than men received degrees from Des Moines Area Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Des Moines Area Community College are white (3,547 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Des Moines Area Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Des Moines Area Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (434 degrees awarded), Agriculture (146 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,942 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Des Moines Area Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (125,531 people), Other managers (60,111 people), Construction managers (38,798 people), Education administrators (29,870 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (29,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Des Moines Area Community College are Precision Production (434 degrees awarded), Agriculture (146 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,942 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), and Human Sciences (85 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Des Moines Area Community College are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Des Moines Area Community College are Precision Production (434 degrees awarded), Agriculture (146 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,942 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), and Human Sciences (85 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Des Moines Area Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (203,671 people), Construction (97,840 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (71,262 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (51,918 people), and Farming (33,096 people).

The most specialized majors at Des Moines Area Community College are Precision Production (434 degrees awarded), Agriculture (146 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,942 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), and Human Sciences (85 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Des Moines Area Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Des Moines Area Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,131
  2. 2,267

In 2017, 2,131 degrees were awarded to men at Des Moines Area Community College, which is 0.94 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,267).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 540 degrees were awarded to men at Des Moines Area Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.734 times less than the 736 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 736 degrees were awarded to women at Des Moines Area Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.36 times more than the 540 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Des Moines Area Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (31.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Des Moines Area Community College is Male and White (31.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.74% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,547 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    221 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    178 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Des Moines Area Community College is white (3,547 degrees awarded). There were 16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

3.87% of degree recipients (170 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,811 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,736 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Des Moines Area Community College is white female (1,811 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,736 degrees).

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Operations

Des Moines Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.74M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $410k (8.64%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Des Moines Area Community College had a total salary expenditure of $156M. Des Moines Area Community College employs 211 Professors, 75 Instructors, and 57 Associate professors. Most academics at Des Moines Area Community College are Male Professors (118), Female Professors(93), and Female Instructors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Des Moines Area Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 122 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 116 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.74M
2017 Endowment
8.55%
growth from 2016

Des Moines Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $4.74M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Des Moines Area Community College grew 8.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.08M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.34M - Federal
  2. $9.65M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Des Moines Area Community College received $6.34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.65M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$72.9M
2017 Salaries
2.11%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Des Moines Area Community College paid a median of $72.9M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($156M) and a 2.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.85% decline from 2015 and a 4.09% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.4M
Instructional Salaries
343
Number of Employees

In 2017, Des Moines Area Community College paid a total of $24.4M to 343 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
211 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
122 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Des Moines Area Community College were Professor with 211 employees; Instructor with 75 employees; and Instructor with 57 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Des Moines Area Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 116 employees; and Service with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Des Moines Area Community College was Male Professor with 118 employees, Female Professor with 93 employees, and Female Instructor with 44 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Des Moines Area Community College.

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