Des Moines Area Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.
The College is also approved by the Iowa State Department of Education and the Iowa Board of Regents.
College transfer curricula meet the requirements of four-year colleges and universities. Both career option and college transfer curricula carry the approval of the United States Department of Education and are approved for veterans.
The College also holds membership in the American Association of Community and Colleges.