If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
Find out how many of Drake's 738 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
How are Drake's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out Drake University's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Retention Rates at Drake
With 88.0% of students staying on for a second year, Drake University is one of the best in the country when it comes to freshman retention rates.
- When you attend a school that is high quality and a good fit for you, it is more likely you'll return for another year.Read more about why retention is so important.
- How many students make it past freshman year? You might be surprised at the answer.
Drake University Graduation Rates for Full-Time Students
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Drake.
Out of the 920 degree seeking undergraduates new to Drake University in 2016, 801 (about 87%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Drake University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 65.3% and the overall rate of 73.4% rank Drake University among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Drake University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 76.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Drake University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
26.6% of students at Drake University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?