Graduate Programs Overview

Drake University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Des Moines, Iowa. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,932 in average for all students.

It offers twenty-two graduate programs: 17 Master's, 5 Doctorate programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 385 students have been conferred Master's degree and 235 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameDrake University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Graduate School Students1,854 students
192 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$11,932
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 22 Graduate Programs
17 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $11,932 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $640.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$640
Books & Supplies$1,100
Room & Board$11,152 (On-Campus) / $11,152 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,700 (On-Campus) / $3,700 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$27,884
Off-Campus Total$27,884
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$10,180$10,310$10,510$11,818$11,932

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Drake University offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 22 major areas - 17 Master's (1 online programs), 4 Doctorate , 1 Post-Master'. 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.
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Human Services
Communication and Journalism
Legal Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,869 students enrolled in Drake University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,854 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 594 male and 1,260 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 926 full-time and 928 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 192 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 42 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students594
Women Students1,260
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students926
Part-time Students928
By race/ethnicity 1,592 White, 55 Black, and 70 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 races33
168 students are younger than 22 and 258 students are older than 65. The school has 1,036 students aged between 22 and 30 and 392 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under168
40 & Over258
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, 192 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 42 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,854
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses192
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses42
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,620
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses192
Iowa Resident147
Other State In U.S.45
Outside of U.S.0

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