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From degrees, diplomas and certificate programs - to academic programs that prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university - DMACC offers you many advantages over other educational institutions Here are some major factors why you should consider DMACC:


  • DMACC tuition costs are low and will save you thousands of dollars over other educational institutions.
  • You may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your current employer. We'll
    help you find out.
  • If your employer offers tuition reimbursement benefits, DMACC now offers adeferred tuition plan that lets you take classes and delay the billing until the class is over.
  • We'll assist you in developing a payment plan to meet your needs and budget.
  • DownloadDMACC's free "Financing your Education" brochure.


  • Schedule your classes when they're most convenient for you - from morning to evening.
  • There's a DMACC campus near you - in Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Downtown Des Moines and West Des Moines. The DMACC Success Center at 800 Porter Avenue offers both credit and ESL/GED classes. The DMACC Hunziker Center, located at the crossroads of 1-35 and Highway 30 in Ames, is available for credit classes at night.
  • DMACC offers programs in more than 80 exciting career areas.
  • From applying for admission, registering for classes, even finding a parking place while you attend classes (always free!), count on DMACC to make going to college as easy as possible. We have counselors on hand who understand the unique needs of Adult Learners and are ready to help "pave the way" for you.
  • DMACC's new Signature Series of online classes are visually appealing, easy to navigate, and offer enhanced features such as instant tutoring.
  • For busy schedules, DMACC offers adult-focused programs at all DMACC campuses.


  • You won't be alone. Thousands of adult students have discovered DMACC offers an attractive learning environment. Classes are small, and DMACC faculty members are committed to helping you succeed.
  • DMACC Counselors and Advisors are available to help you plan your educational program, weigh transfer options, and make sure you fulfill graduation requirements—to help you make the best use of your valuable time and resources.
  • Free tutoring is provided in the Academic Achievement Center on all six DMACC campuses.
  • DMACC strives to provide an informal and flexible atmosphere that's dedicated to your career goals.
  • Former Iowa Attorney General and U.S. Circuit Court Judge and DMACC graduate Bonnie Campbell has said many of her lifelong friends came from her time at DMACC. "I'm forever grateful for the experience that I had there. I have a wonderfully warm spot in my heart for DMACC," Campbell says.

Invest in Yourself at DMACC!