orange stripe decoration



Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since that association was established in 1913. Since reorganization of the Association in 2000, Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

North Central Association
Phone: 312-263-0456

School of Education

In addition to University accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, All certification and endorsement programs within the School of Education are approved and accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, pursuant of Chapter 79, Code of Iowa.


Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling are both accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Porgrams (CACREP).  

Accreditation symbol for CACREP.  Updated by CACREP 5.2016 MSR

Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).  

Accreditation symbol for CORE



Education News
October 12, 2016
Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education at Drake University, has received a 2016 Critics’ Choice book award for his book titled Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context.