Adult Learners

Welcome, and congratulations on pursuing the education and training you need to get the new job or promotion you deserve!

DMACC helps thousands of nontraditional students, so you’ll see people of all ages in our classrooms. While enrollment is large, our classes are small, averaging fewer than 18 students to one professor. That means you get a personalized education by faculty who care about you.

Please take a moment to review the information and resources available to you. If you are interested in setting up a time to visit campus, please click here to request a tour

You are also invited to attend a Returning to Learning information session. Learn more and sign up here.

Or, if you are ready to apply, you can get started here with information about applying to DMACC.

Are you looking for noncredit or professional development courses? Start here with DMACC’s Continuing Education department.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, at (515) 964-6474 or

All of us at DMACC look forward to helping you achieve your educational and career goals!


Bobby Nalean
Coordinator, Des Moines Area Community College 

DMACC in the News

Des Moines mom goes to college with her daughters
Des Moines Register - June 8, 2017 

6 tips for adults thinking about going back to school
Des Moines Register - June 8, 2017 

38% of the 17.6 million undergraduates enrolled in higher education are over the age of 25.     
Livetime earnings of an Associate's Degree graduate is $1.6 million. $400,000 more than a high school graduate earns.