DMACC, UNI announce new four-year degree partnership

DMACC President Rob Denson (L) and UNI President Mark Nook (R)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Students who start school at Des Moines Area Community College can finish at the University of Northern Iowa--all without leaving Des Moines.

"Called 'UNI at DMACC,' this program will offer new, affordable and flexible options for our students" says DMACC President Rob Denson .

He says says the new "2+2" program with UNI starts next fall and will be located at DMACC's Urban Campus in Des Moines.

UNI President Mark Nook says they want to raise $5 million to support construction of a new building and scholarships for students in the new program.

The new program must still be approved by the the DMACC Board of Directors and Iowa Board of Regents.