Graduate Survey & Reports

The Career Center​ issues surveys to DMACC graduates to collect data about where graduates go and what they do after graduation. If you have graduated within the last year and not completed your graduate outcomes yet, please complete the survey today.

*Note: all the information on this page is based on data collected from DMACC graduates in our 2014-2015 survey.

98 percent  

DMACC graduates* employed, engaged in military service, or continuing their education

93 percent 

DMACC graduates* employed in Iowa


​Average Beginning Salary by Program**

**Programs not listed weren't reported.

​Accounting Paraprofessional AS​$46,500
​Agri-Business AAS​$40,000
​Architectural Technologies AAS​$41,500
​ASSET Ford AAS​$35,400
​Auto Mechanics Technology AAS​$28,833
​Business Administration AA$41,750
​Business Administration AS​$28,408
​Caterpillar Technology AAS​$43,500
​Civil Engineering Technology AAS​$38,760
​Computer Aided Design Technology AAS​$36,860
​Culinary Arts AAS​$32,800
​Dental Assistant Diploma​$30,180
​Dental Hygiene AAS​$54,000
​Diesel Technology AAS​$43,750
​Early Childhood Education AS​$15,200
​Fashion/Design AAS​$35,000
​Graphic Design AAS​$33,000
​Health Information Technology AAS​$37,200
​Human Services AS​$25,780
​Industrial Electro-Mechanical Technology AAS​$35,867
​Information Technology - Network Administration AAS​$39,447
​Machinist Technology Diploma​$53,500
​Management AAS​$43,333
​Management Information Systems AS​$44,050
​Medical Assistant Diploma​$32,364
​Medical Laboratory Technology AAS​$34,679
​Medical Office Specialist AAS​$25,853
​Mortuary Science ASDPL​$35,000
​Nursing AAS​$43,536
​Nursing - Advanced Standing AAS​$47,500
​Paralegal AS​$38,500
​Practical Nursing Diploma​$32,217
​Respiratory Therapy AAS​$39,850
​Surgical Technology Diploma​$32,500
​Telecommunications Tech AAS​$34,660
​Tool and Diemaking AAS​$44,996
​Veterinary Technology AAS​$24,520
​Welding Diploma​$36,780


Graduates should expect to receive a customized link to their graduate outcomes survey at their personal email address on or around their graduation date. We continue to collect survey responses for up to one year after each graduation date.

If you graduated during the past year, have a customized link to your graduate outcomes survey re-sent to your personal email address. If you need to verify or update your personal email address with our office, please email us at or call us at 515-964-6463. Please note that your name and other personally identifiable information will never be published; graduate data is summarized by program of study and individual information is kept confidential.