Points of Pride

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

Drake University is ranked among the top universities in Iowa on U.S. News & World Report‘s 2024 Best Colleges list.1

Drake University is ranked #3 on U.S. News & World Report‘s 2024 Best Education Schools in Iowa list.2

Drake University’s graduate business programs are ranked #1 in Iowa on U.S. News and World Report‘s 2023 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA) list.3

The median earnings of Drake graduates 10 years after enrolling is $73,451, which is 45% higher than the national midpoint for four-year schools.4

In 2023, Forbes ranked Drake #3 in Iowa on its list of America’s Top Colleges.5

Drake was ranked the #22 pharmacy school in the nation in 2023 by Pharmacy Technician Guide.6

Student work from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication won 14 Pinnacle Awards in 2023.7

In 2023-24, Drake students came from 48 states and 50 foreign countries.


  1. https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/ia
  2. https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings/iowa
  3. https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/business/rankings
  4. https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?153269-Drake-University
  5. https://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/
  6. https://www.pharmacytechnicianguide.com/Best-Pharmacy-Schools.html
  7. https://www.drake.edu/sjmc/news/?_gl=1*jqb4dr*_ga*Mzg0NjMwMjM1LjE3MDExMDc1NTY.*_ga_VMY1ZSD761*MTcwMzc3NTMxMS41LjEuMTcwMzc3NjIxNC4xOC4wLjA.https://www.drake.edu/sjmc/news/