Drake University is a private and independent major university located in an urban setting in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa and its largest city. Enrollment is selective and size is limited. The University is composed of seven colleges and schools:
Pre-professional programs meet requirements for admission to schools of dentistry, engineering, law, medical technology, medicine, physical therapy, and social work.
Drake University also offers several master’s and doctoral degrees. See Law School and graduate catalogs for more details.
Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. Since reorganization of the Association in 2000, Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Higher Learning Commission reaffirmed Drake's accreditation in 2018.
In addition to University accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the following Colleges, Schools, and departments have been accredited by the agencies designated:
Drake University is registered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission on behalf of the State of Iowa. Students who wish to inquire about the school or file a complaint should use the following contact information:
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.