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The Drake Commitment

Drake University provides the life-defining opportunities you need to launch into a career, service, grad school, or whatever big dreams you imagine. This unique approach is so successful that we’ve made it official — our commitment to you.

98.8% Accomplishment

98.8% of Drake’s 2017 bachelor’s degree recipients had a job or graduate school acceptance within six months of graduation.

17th Nationally

Drake ranks 17th nationally for return on investment—alumni earnings that are above expectation, in the 98th percentile of all four-year, non-vocational American colleges. (The Economist)

Median Earnings $55,700

The median earning of Drake graduates within 10 years of entering Drake is $55,700—that’s almost $20,000 more than the national average, and the highest in Iowa. (Department of Education College Scorecard).

97th Percentile

A Drake degree adds more than 32 percent to projected mid-career earnings for graduates, placing Drake in the 97th percentile among ALL four-year institutions (The Brookings Institution).

93% Are Prepared

93 percent of alumni said Drake prepared them for their career.

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Personal mentorship.

Drake surrounds you with dedicated faculty and staff who support and guide you while you are at Drake, and serve as mentors for life.

Opportunity to Serve

Drake provides dynamic service experiences — on campus, across Des Moines, and around the world — that expose you to diverse perspectives and allow you to make a difference in the lives of others.

Power of Community

Drake connects you with diverse learning experiences, a dynamic city, and a vast network of alumni eager to help you succeed.

Lifetime of Value

Drake delivers hands-on academic and co-curricular experiences that prepare you to make an impact in your community and navigate an increasingly complex world.


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