Drake University is a private and independent major university located in an urban setting in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa and its largest city. Enrollment is selective and size is limited. The University is composed of six colleges and schools:
Pre-professional programs in the College of Arts and Sciences meet requirements for admission to schools of church vocations, dentistry, engineering, law, medical technology, medicine, physical therapy, and social work.
Drake University also offers master’s degrees in accounting, business administration, communication, counseling, education, financial management, leadership development, public administration, and law, as well as the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The following joint degrees also are offered: PharmD/JD, PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MPA, PharmD/MSLD, JD/MBA, and JD/MPA.
Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 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 of Colleges and Schools. Drake was granted continuing accreditation in 2008.
In addition to University accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the following Colleges, Schools, and departments have been accredited by the agencies designated:
Drake University is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.