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By the Numbers

Stories matter and numbers help us tell our story. The numbers below help us understand who we are and help us capture pinpoints in the life of our community. The numbers also give us direction – we are able to identify successes on which to build and opportunities for improvement.


Who is Drake University?

The Bulldog family is made of students, faculty, and staff. These statistics cannot tell the whole story of our vibrant and unique family, but they provide an overview of who’s a Bulldog and proud of it.

Enrolled Students
Faculty and Staff
Undergraduate Students


Undergraduate Graduation Rates 

In 2013 and beyond several retention initiatives were implemented to increase student of color gradauation rates such as Crew Scholars, Flight Program, and Proactive Advising. The data below was a significant factor in implementing these models and other Equity and Inclusion initiatives.


Undergraduate Graduation Rates by Entering Year

Note: Click on the colored boxes next to each ethnicity below to see how the data fluctuates.


Over 320 students with disabilities receive services

2018 Disabilities Services Annual Report

Racial/ethnic diversity in the student body has grown from 14% to 22% since 2015 and continues to increase.

The Drake Databook

19% of Drake community members identify as LGBTQ+.

2019 Drake Climate Assessment. Includes community members who identify as asexual.


A Global University

The Drake campus is home to students from around to globe and welcomes international students from several countries. Check out the resources that Drake has curated just for its international Bulldogs.



Countries Represented





A Commitment to Diversity

Drake is dedicated to being an inclusive campus for all Bulldogs and is always striving to be better. Diversifying faculty has been a core focus of the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the institution.

Prospective students of color can join our Crew Scholars program here. Current students can join one of Drake’s multicultural organizations.


Note: The pie graphs below are interactive. Select the colored box next to the ethnicity in the key, to see how the graph fluctuates.

Faculty Race/Ethnicity


Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity (Domestic) 2021-2022