What is the Cost of Living at Drake?
Make the right college choice for you by understanding all of your college expenses. Start by knowing just how much you'll be paying each year for room, board, and other living expenses.
Rooms, Meals and College Necessities: What it Costs
Housing and dining plans are priced out separately at Drake. The standard student spent $5,486 for housing and $4,672 for dining in 2017 - 2018.
Discover Drake University costs for both on-campus and off-campus housing, and dining plans in addition to other charges in the the next table.
|Expense||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Room and Board||$10,158||$10,158|
|Other Living Expenses||$3,700||$3,700|
|Books and Supplies||$1,100||$1,100|
Over 4 Years You Will Spend About $64,854 on Housing, Food and Other Stuff
There has been an average 3.1% cost change every year for the last five years in Drake room & board costs. If the latest trends go on, this year's incoming freshman will spend $15,660 in room, board and additional costs in the first year of attendance. Those students would wind up having to pay $16,023 in their 2nd year, and $16,395 in their 4th year.
Students obtaining their bachelor's degree will wind up having to pay a total sum of $64,854 in living costs by the time they complete their degree, while students obtaining their associates degree may pay a total sum of $31,684.
Details on Your Campus Living Situation and Meal Plan
|Are Freshmen Required to Live On Campus?||No|
|On-Campus Housing Capacity||2,772|
|Max Number of Meal-Plan Meals Per Week||N/A|
Cost to Live On Campus is Average
Students who live on campus at Drake University pay as much as $14,958 for room and board. This price is similar to the national average of $14,604.