Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at DMACC are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Des Moines Area Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 8%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 24% more female students than male students enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, DMACC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Des Moines Area Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Des Moines Area Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,475
Women 12,999

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

DMACC serves a very low number of students outside of Iowa, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Des Moines Area Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,440 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
23,474
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.3%
Part time Undergrads 50.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153214 IPEDS survey data for Des Moines Area Community College.