Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University

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

A- Excellent
4.05 Based on 10 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
B+

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Drake University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

347 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
22
19
 
 
Accounting and Finance
 
26
 
 
 
Accounting and Related Services, Other
 
7
 
 
 
Advertising
 
12
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
24
47
 
 
Business Statistics
 
52
 
 
 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
 
5
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
3
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
12
 
 
 
Economics, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
7
 
 
 
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
 
6
1
 
 
Finance, General
 
39
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
14
 
 
 
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
49
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

320 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
13
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
6
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
1
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
25
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
42
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
 
 
3
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
88
0
30
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
19
11
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
20
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
4
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
12
 
 
 
Rhetoric and Composition
 
6
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
1
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
15
22
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
1
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

190 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
65
 
 
 
Astronomy
 
3
 
 
 
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
 
50
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
22
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
14
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
18
 
 
 
Neuroscience
 
11
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
7
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

179 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology, Other
 
5
 
 
 
History, General
 
9
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
34
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
4
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
20
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
35
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
57
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
6
 
 
 
Sociology
 
9
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

177 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
7
 
 
 
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
 
4
 
 
25
Pharmacy
 
 
 
 
105
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
 
36
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

97 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
 
1
 
 
 
Communication and Media Studies, Other
 
 
21
 
 
Journalism, Other
 
36
 
 
 
Printmaking
 
1
 
 
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
37
 
 
 
Radio and Television
 
1
 
 
 

58 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commercial and Advertising Art
 
9
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
6
 
 
 
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
8
 
 
 
Drawing
 
3
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
8
 
 
 
Music, General
 
6
 
 
 
Painting
 
1
 
 
 
Writing, General
 
17
 
 
 

54 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
41
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
13
 
 
 

21 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Environmental Science
 
15
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
6
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Drake University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.1 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    pharmD, Class of 1994

    resume/cv builder, interview skills

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 2005

    Professors who work in the field with various contacts

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1973

    internships, athletic events, magazines and newsletters, a seemingly endless variety of things that aren't of much interest to me.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics/Political Science, Class of 1993

    They have on-campus job fairs with employers attending from all over the Midwest and further looking for qualified grads.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary education , Class of 2001

    Early opportunities to be in the classroom.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Biology, Class of 1994

    there was a career center but I didn't use it

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 1988

    Top notch professors, facilities, and curriculum.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 2005

    Des Moines is a great city with a lot of opportunity.

    3 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 2005

    Typical liberal arts, a mix of intellectuals, athletes. Ambitious students

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1973

    Upper middle class, 1/3 from Iowa, 1/3 from the Chicago area, 1/3 from around the country and the world. I had a roommate from Thailand.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics/Political Science, Class of 1993

    Diverse, happy, exciting, marketplace of ideas

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary education , Class of 2001

    It is a small campus with a diverse student population

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Biology, Class of 1994

    heavily into the greek system.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 1988

    Laid back but professionally educated.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 2005

    A little bit of something for everyone.

    3 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.4 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 2002

    The education building labs and facilities were good. I can't speak for the others. There weren't really options when it came to dining halls.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics/Political Science, Class of 1993

    Up to date with the latest technology; small classes that enable much one-on-one interaction with our professors

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary education , Class of 2001

    They are nice and several improvements have been made since I graduated.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Biology, Class of 1994

    every student received their own MacIntosh computer which was pretty good for the early '90s

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 2005

    It's been so long since I graduated that my answer to this question is likely no longer relevant.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Pharmacy , Class of 2000

    At the time quite nice but have since improved

    5 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.7 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1973

    I couldn't tell you the current ones. I know the variety is endlss.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary education , Class of 2001

    Street painting and the drake relays.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 2005

    It's been so long since I graduated that my answer to this question is likely no longer relevant.

    3 Rated January 2016
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