For eight consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list has ranked Drake third for overall excellence among Midwest master’s universities.
Drake was named in the top 40 of Kiplinger‘s 2017 list of Best College Values in the Midwest.
Forbes recently identified Drake as the fastest-rising private university in the country in their college/university rankings.
The median earnings of Drake graduates 10 years after enrolling is $55,700, placing Drake first in the state, according to the Department of Education’s College Scorecard.
The Economist ranked Drake 17th nationally for return on investment—alumni earnings that are above expectation—placing Drake in the 98th percentile of all four-year, non-vocational American colleges.
Drake has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars four of the past five years.
Student work from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication earned more than 70 awards during the 2016-2017 academic year, including a national PR award against professional competitors.
A recent survey indicated that 70% of Drake faculty and staff were involved with community service on either a professional or personal level.
In 2016–2017, Drake students came from 45 states and 42 foreign countries.