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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.

2,731 Full-Time Undergraduates
$45,734 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

Can I Afford Drake?

$45,734 In-State Tuition
53% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time students at Drake paid $1,246 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 $45,734 $45,734
Fees $178 $178
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100
On Campus Room and Board $11,288 $11,288
On Campus Other Expenses $3,825 $3,825

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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $10,142 a year. That adds up to $40,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drake is 1.9%. 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.

Drake University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,731 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,848 undergraduate students at Drake, with 2,731 being full-time and 117 being part-time.


There are also 1,926 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,731 full-time undergraduates at Drake, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 138
Black or African American 160
Hispanic or Latino 209
White 2,027
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 112

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

1,430 Took All Classes Online
4,272 Took At Least One Class Online
805.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,272 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 24 24
TOTAL 24 24


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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