Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Drake University (Des Moines, IA)

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Drake University is ranked 42 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 134 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 8%
Applicants who took ACT 85%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69938%
600+48%

SAT Math Score

700+18%
600-69932%
600+50%

ACT Score

30-3629%
24-2958%
24+87%

Students applied4,959
Students admitted3,419
Admission rate69%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate71%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$38,916
Fees$146
Room and board$10,158
Estimated book expense$1,100
Total cost$50,320

Cost after need-based aid$31,341
Cost after non-need-based aid$35,921

Average debt at graduation$33,649

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$56,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$18,979
Average non-need-based aid$14,399

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,267

Full-Time

Men1,315
Women1,787

Part-Time

Men83
Women82

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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