Drake Student Outcomes

 

Drake University is committed to transparency and providing information to the public.  We think the following results are noteworthy compared to our peers but we are not satisfied and are striving to improve on our performance.

NSSE 2010 Selected Results by Drake Mission Emphasis

Exceptional Learning Environment

   First-Year  Seniors
Rate educational experience at Drake as 'good' or 'excellent'

82%

79%

Drake contributed 'quite a bit' or 'very much' to thinking critically and analytically

89%

91%

Drake provided 'quite a bit' or 'very much' support needed to help succeed academically

82%

78%

Exams challenged to do best work

92%

83%

Made at least 1 class presentation

93%

95%

Collaborative Learning among Students, Faculty and Staff

   First-Year  Seniors
Worked on a research project with a faculty member outside of class requirements

5%

25%

Discussed ideas from class with faculty outside of class

64%

72%

Preparation for Meaningful Personal Lives

   First-Year  Seniors
In the current school year, included diverse perspectives in class discussions or writing assignments.  (% saying 'often' or 'very often')

64%

56%

In the current school year, examined strengths or weaknesses of own views on a topic or issue.  (% saying 'often' or 'very often')

52%

59%

Drake has contributed to learning effectively on your own.  (% saying 'quite a bit' or 'very much')

74%

81%

Drake has contributed to developing a personal code of values and ethics.  (% saying 'quite a bit' or 'very much')

63%

63%

Preparation for Professional Accomplishments

   First-Year  Seniors
Drake contributed 'quite a bit' or 'very much' to knowledge and skills in working effectively with others.

79%

81%

Drake contributed 'quite a bit' or 'very much' to acquiring job or work-related knowledge & skills

78%

77%

Drake contributed 'quite a bit' or 'very much' to knowledge and skills in solving complex, real-world problems.

60%

68%

Completed a practicum, internship, or field experience

12%

77%

Drake contributed to ability to write clearly and effectively. (% saying 'quite a bit' or 'very much')

77%

73%

Drake contributed to ability to speak clearly and effectively. (% saying 'quite a bit' or 'very much')

66%

75%

Responsible Global Citizenship

   First-Year   Seniors
Participated in community service or volunteer work while enrolled at Drake.

56%

78%

Had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than your own. (% saying 'often' or 'very often')

50%

40%

Had serious conversations with students who are very different from you in terms of their religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values.  (% saying 'often' or 'very often')

63%

53%

Drake contributed to knowledge, skills and personal development to contribute to community (% saying 'quite a bit' or 'very much')

50%

51%

Participated in study abroad

2%

22%

Integration of the Liberal Arts and Sciences with Professional Preparation

   First-Year  Seniors
Drake contributed to acquiring a broad general education (% saying 'quite a bit' or 'very much')

85%

90%

'Often' or 'very often' this past year worked on a paper that required integrating ideas or information from various sources.

83%

86%

'Often' or 'very often' put together ideas or concepts from different courses when completing an assignment or participating in a class discussion

60%

74%

2011 Drake Student Survey Selected Results

Overall Drake experience (% Undergraduates responding 'very satisfied' or 'satisfied')

 

First-Year

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Overall

Academic Advising

74%

73%

74%

74%

74%

Experience with Faculty

84%

90%

88%

89%

87%

Quality of Classes

86%

88%

84%

84%

86%

Overall Drake Experience

89%

85%

84%

86%

86%

Drake Graduates

Information taken from Drake University Class of 2009-10 Graduate Report

2009-10 Accomplishment Rate*:

Bachelor Degree Recipients: 96.1%

Graduate Degree Recipients: 97.2%

* Accomplishment rate is defined as the percentage of graduates who are employed, enrolled in graduate or professional school, involved in an activity related to professional goals (internship, volunteerism, residency, fellowship, etc.) or elected not to pursue professional goals at this time.

18.8% of Bachelor degree recipients enrolled in graduate / professional school or other educational pursuits within 6 month of graduation.  They are pursuing graduate education in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Arts and Sciences disciplines
  • Fine Arts
  • Theology
Examples of graduate / professional schools in which 2009-10 grads enrolled: Top employers of 2009-10 graduates:
Drake Law or other Drake graduate programs Walgreens
University of Iowa (law, dentistry, medicine) Des Moines Public School District
Iowa State University Wells Fargo
University of Virginia Nationwide Insurance
Indiana University Principal Financial Group
University of Illinois Hy-Vee Corporation
Des Moines University Target Corporation
Union Theological Seminary Drake University
Washington University in St. Louis West Des Moines Community Schools
University of Wisconsin Pioneer Hi-Bred International
University of Amsterdam CVS Pharmacy
Eastman School of Music Chinese Cultural Exchange Program

2009-10 Drake graduates are located in 36 states and 16 countries. 56.3% of bachelor's degree recipients remained in Iowa.

Nations in which 2009-10 Drake graduates are engaged in employment, education or service are:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Ghana
  • Honduras
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Nepal
  • Scotland
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Tawain

Drake Law School Graduates, 2009-10

    Iowa Bar Exam Pass Rate on first try:  July 2011 = 92% 
    February 2011  = 76%

Drake PharmD Graduates, 2009

    Iowa Board of Pharmacy, NAPLEX Pass Rate:  98%

    Multi-state Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam Pass Rate:  96%

University News
April 15, 2014
Drake University’s Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host a discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative in collaboration with the Iowa Energy Forum. General James Jones, a former national security advisor, will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative.
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