Ankeny Features

What makes Ankeny Campus special? Campus life and amenities. Check out all that Ankeny campus has to offer.

Student Housing


Convenient student housing: Near the DMACC Ankeny Campus are some privately owned and operated student housing options, including Campus View, Campus Town and Prairie Pointe, all located within a short walk to classes on campus.

Campus View is the only DMACC affiliated Student Housing property and is located on the Northwest part of the DMACC Ankeny campus. Campus View offers DMACC students fully furnished apartments (living room and bedroom) with private and shared bedroom and bathroom options, roommate matching, individual leases with terms based on the academic calendar, and resident assistance. Rent includes all utilities, cable and wireless internet. The apartments include a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, and ample storage. Campus View also offers a number of amenities including: monthly social events, lifestyle center, fitness center, theater room, quiet study rooms, game rooms, courtyard with grilling areas.

This housing option is privately owned and operated by Bluffstone. For more information please contact the Community Manager, at 515-964-7474. Visit the Campus View Apartments website.

Campus Town is the Premier Student Housing property located right across the street to the south of DMACC Ankeny campus. Campus Town offers private and shared bedroom and bathroom options with lease terms based on the academic calendar and roommate matching. Campus Town has fully furnished apartments (living room and bedroom) with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, electronic locks, video surveillance, balconies and full-size washer and dryer. Rent includes all utilities, cable, and internet. Amenities include: scenic rooftop terrace, café lounge, 3,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness club, indoor basketball court/gymnasium, study area, movie theatre room, game room, and social & community events.

This housing option is privately owned and operated by Bluffstone. For more information, call the Campus Town Community Manager at 515-289-0700 or visit the Campus Town Apartments website.

Located next to the DMACC Ankeny campus, privately owned and operated by Haverkamp Properties. Inc., Prairie Pointe is just a short walk away from class. These 3 & 4 bedroom apartments feature private bedrooms, private bathrooms, furnished living rooms, and in-unit laundry. Kitchen includes two refrigerators, dishwasher and large pantry closet for ample storage. The clubhouse hangout includes a coffee bar, theater room, tanning booth, and fitness center-all included in your monthly rent. Rent includes all utilities and 1 Gig internet in each bedroom

This housing option is privately owned and operated by Haverkamp Properties, Inc. For more information, contact the Community Manager at 515-422-9882, or visit the Prairie Pointe website.

Ankeny Housing Statement of Disclosure
This list of Ames and Ankeny housing options is provided to assist students in obtaining possible housing while attending DMACC. Students are responsible to inspect the property as DMACC is not endorsing any specific Ames or Ankeny properties for students through this listing. DMACC disclaims any responsibility for, but not limited to, the condition of any premise, or the terms of any lease of any landlord. Any concerns regarding a lease should be taken to the property's management.

Student Center

student center

An Expanded Student Center lets students, eat, play, meet, relax, workout, and more!

  • Food Court - includes coffee shop and food options
  • Games Area - table games and TV area with gaming access
  • Study Booths
  • Black Box Theatre

Campus Fitness & Recreation


  • 1.2 mile on campus bike trail loop around the campus lake that connects to a network of Ankeny and Des Moines trails
  • Intramurals, extramurals and club sports. group fitness, personal training and activities. Current Students - view Campus Recreation information
  • Trail Point Aquatics & Wellness

Campus Chronicle

The Campus Chronicle office at DMACC's Ankeny Campus

The Campus Chronicle is Ankeny's online student news publication. Access to the website is free to the public.

Advisor: Andy Lanager,, 515-964-6435

Ankeny Theatre

Ankeny Theatre

DMACC Ankeny Theatre is a professionally oriented theatre program providing opportunities through education and performance. Along with various educational programs available including a Theatre Transfer Major (AA) as well as an Acting Certificate, the Ankeny Theatre department provides opportunities to train in a focused and objective training environment through production experience - onstage and offstage. Any student is welcome to explore performance and production opportunities with the 4-5 productions put on throughout the year.

Whether onstage, backstage, or in the audience - come see any of our FREE productions throughout the year.

Ankeny Theatre

Public Safety Training Facilities

Criminal Justice Training Center

DMACC's Public Safety Training Facilities provide realistic settings, complete with cutting-edge technology, immersive simulations, and expert-led instruction, ensuring the highest level of preparedness and proficiency among our firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, and other essential personnel.

Public Safety Training Facilities

Iowa Culinary Institute (ici®)


Dine at the ici® - Bistro, Gourmet Dinners, and other Special Events where ici students gain real-world experience.

Visit ici

Fashion Show

The annual DMACC Fashion Show was born in the spring of 2015 to create a deeper more meaningful experience for students. Students who enroll in the Fashion Events & PR course work together to plan, organize, produce and promote this event each year.

Fashion Show

DMACC Fashion Show

FFA Enrichment Center

FFA Enrichment Center

FFA partnered with DMACC to build a 57,000 SF 2-story building on the Ankeny Campus (17-acre portion of the former Iowa State University research farm near the southwest side of the new Prairie Trails development). DMACC donated the land and is responsible for maintaining the facility. In return DMACC has some dedicated classroom space and some shared use space. The expansion included:

  • FFA Classrooms and Laboratories
  • 8,000 SF Exhibit Hall
  • FFA staff offices
  • Greenhouses
  • Large Conferencing Center designed for 450 people
  • DMACC Veterinary Technician program
  • DMACC Water Environmental Tech program
  • DMACC Agriculture programs

For reservations and facility information, please contact the FFA Center Event Coordinator.

FFA Enrichment Center