Drake has a set of fifteen benchmark institutions, which includes three sets of institutions – direct competitors (undergraduate admission), peer institutions (close alignment on key indicators), and aspirant institutions (high performance on key indicators).
This list is used for benchmarking purposes at the institution level. Individual units can also use this list, while recognizing that specific needs may require the use of a specialized set (e.g., athletics conference).
|Direct Competitors||Peer Institutions||Aspirant Institutions|
|Creighton University||Bradley University||Santa Clara University|
|DePaul University||Butler University||University of Tulsa|
|Loyola University Chicago||Elon University||Villanova University|
|Marquette University||Gonzaga University||Loyola Marymount University|
|University of St. Thomas||Valparaiso University||Texas Christian University|