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Drake University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Des Moines, Iowa. The location of Drake is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

2,776 Full-Time Undergraduates
$47,564 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Drake University?


Contact details for Drake are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
Phone: 515-271-2011

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Can I Afford Drake?

$47,564 In-State Tuition
51% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
During the 2021-2022 academic year, part-time students at Drake paid $1,271 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $47,564 $47,564
Fees $178 $178
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100
On Campus Room and Board $11,570 $11,570
On Campus Other Expenses $3,150 $3,150

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Drake, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $10,212 a year. That adds up to $40,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drake is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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Drake University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,776 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,902 undergraduate students at Drake, with 2,776 being full-time and 126 being part-time.


There are also 1,973 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,776 full-time undergraduates at Drake, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Drake University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 133
Black or African American 165
Hispanic or Latino 205
White 2,028
International Students 113
Other Races/Ethnicities 132

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Drake University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 45 countries are represented at Drake. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Malaysia, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Drake University

462 Took All Classes Online
2,148 Took At Least One Class Online
805.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Drake. In 2020-2021, 2,148 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Drake has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Drake

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Drake University was 805.1%. This is the #85 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Drake regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Drake University Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 34 34
Athletic Training 1 1
TOTAL 35 35

Drake University Trades

In 2021-2022, Drake University awarded 70 undergraduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards by award type for each trade program. Basic certificates are awards that are completed in less than a year, and undergraduate certificates are those awards that take between one and four years.

Major Basic Certificates Undergrad Certificates Associate’s Bachelor’s
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 34
Total 0 0 0 70


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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