Drake University

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)


Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50311-4505

(515) 271-2011  





Mission Statement Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $32,246 $30,889 $29,556
In State $32,246 $30,889 $29,556
Out of State $32,246 $30,889 $29,556
Books and Supplies $1,100 $900 $900
On Campus      
Room and Board $9,270 $9,000 $8,680
Other Expenses $3,700 $3,560 $3,560
Off Campus      
Room and Board $9,270 $9,000 $8,680
Other Expenses $3,700 $3,560 $3,560
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $3,560 $3,560

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Basketball Missouri Valley Conference
Football Pioneer Football League
Cross Country/Track Missouri Valley Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
17.0 % $5,874
State/Local Grant
10.0 % $3,865
Institutional Grants
99.0 % $14,818
Loans 57.0 % $7,387
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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