Graduate Program Overview

Drake University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Des Moines, Iowa. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,988. It offers twenty-five (25) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameDrake University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Graduate School Students1,926 students
810 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$11,988
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 25 Graduate Programs
19 Master's, 4 Doctorate, 2 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Drake University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $11,988 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $652.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$652
Books & Supplies$1,100
Room & Board$11,288 (On-Campus) / $11,288 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,825 (On-Campus) / $3,825 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$28,201
Off-Campus Total$28,201
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$10,310$10,510$11,818$11,932$11,988

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Drake University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 25 major areas - 19 Master's , 4 Doctorate , 2 Post-Bachelor'. 355 students have been conferred Master's degree and 265 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Communication and Journalism
Legal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Services
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,774 students enrolled in Drake University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,926 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 637 male and 1,289 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 913 full-time and 1,013 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 810 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 728 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students637
Women Students1,289
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students913
Part-time Students1,013
By race/ethnicity 1,641 White, 64 Black, and 60 Asian students are attending at Drake University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races35
160 students are younger than 22 and 312 students are older than 65. The school has 1,048 students aged between 22 and 30 and 404 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under160
40 & Over312
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Drake University, 810 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 728 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,926
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses810
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses728
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses388
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses810
Iowa Resident685
Other State In U.S.125
Outside of U.S.0

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