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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.

Work closely with professors in your field to access the classes and experiences you need to stand out as a professional—and still graduate on time.

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Learning through service.

Broaden your world view and gain valuable experience while making a difference in the local community or around the world.

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Building a great résumé.

Dive deeply into fascinating topics on campus or around the world with a tuition-free, three-week January Term course, and come away with new knowledge, skills, and perspectives that set you apart.

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Flexibility to explore interests

Learn by doing through high-caliber internships, undergraduate research, and service-learning opportunities, and get the professional preparation you need to reach your goals after graduation.

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