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The Drake College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is recognized and accredited by the foremost authorities in the country. To gain and maintain accreditation, the CBPA regularly undergoes reviews by external entities to ensure we are providing our students with the best education possible.

We are one of just 16 universities in the United States to be recognized as a



College of Business and Public Administration is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accredited degrees: All undergraduate programs, Master of Financial Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting. As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. For more information, visit


Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association

July 8, 2018
Robert D. Ray, BN'52, LW'54, died on July 8. Governor Ray proudly served as Iowa’s 38th governor and, later in his career, as the 11th president of Drake University, from April 1998 to May 1999.