Scores last updated on January 27, 2023
4-year Graduation Rate
Average Undergraduate Students Aid
In-State Tuition and Fees
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees
Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Drake University, located in Des Moines, IA is a private, 4-year university set on 150 acres within the city limits. Founded in 1881 by former faculty of Oskaloosa College including Francis Marion Drake, the “Old Main” building is the oldest structure on campus dating back to 1883. It is currently used for administrative offices. Drake Law School is among the oldest legal educational institutions in the country, contributing to the rich and colorful history of the University. Additional history involves the bombing of Ingham Hall during nationwide student protests in 1970; it was repaired, but the blast damaged several other nearby buildings. Notable alumni include many politicians including the current Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad.