Drake University Rankings by Salary Score

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Drake University's Top Rankings

Drake University is ranked on 3 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Drake University

We calculated a salary score for each of Drake University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Drake University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Drake Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85 97% 97% $23,770 $57,090 85
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 3 100% 100% $26,000 $20,140 3
Biology, General 82 95% 95% $23,600 $33,990 82
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89 92% 92% Not Reported $53,810 89
Computer and Information Sciences, General 56 100% 100% Not Reported $60,090 56
Design and Applied Arts 65 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 65
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 51 100% 100% Not Reported $23,340 51
English Language and Literature, General 73 100% 100% $23,900 $32,930 73
Finance and Financial Management Services 83 87% 87% $23,500 $60,070 83
History 11 100% 100% $25,020 $22,670 11
International Relations and National Security Studies 73 100% 100% Not Reported $41,940 73
Journalism 79 100% 100% Not Reported $36,990 79
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 50 100% 100% $19,500 $33,990 50
Management Information Systems and Services 93 100% 100% Not Reported $71,020 93
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 100 100% 100% $25,000 $85,760 100
Marketing 90 100% 100% $23,500 $50,860 90
Mathematics 74 100% 100% Not Reported $53,360 74
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 31 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 31
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 45 89% 89% $27,000 $39,730 45
Psychology, General 36 91% 91% $26,000 $28,240 36
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 96 97% 97% $20,500 $47,260 96
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 87 98% 98% $26,750 $41,430 87
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 75 100% 100% Not Reported $40,460 75

Salary Scores for Drake Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 53 100% 100% Not Reported $61,680 53
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70 100% 100% Not Reported $82,440 70
Communication and Media Studies 99 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 99
Curriculum and Instruction 85 100% 100% $12,900 $57,320 85
Educational Administration and Supervision 87 97% 97% $21,500 $71,780 87
Public Administration 33 99% 99% $28,720 $49,310 33
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 58 93% 93% $35,690 $46,090 58
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51 100% 100% $28,260 $47,130 51

Salary Scores for Drake Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 44 100% 100% $116,580 $63,750 44
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 40 99% 99% Not Reported $111,700 40

Most Recent Reviews

Leah De Hoet 6/29/2017

Drake is a private, liberal arts college, located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital. A degree from Drake will be considered highly in most career fields. I appreciated the high standards that every professor set for him/herself and for students. I also appreciated the wide variety of student organizations on campus that allowed me to collaborate with fellow students. I would especially recommend Drake's pharmacy, law, and actuarial science programs. Drake is one of the few colleges to offer an actuarial science... Read More

Megan Streit 3/7/2017

My time at Drake far exceeded my expectations. Yes, everyone assumes college will be great but I was pleasantly surprised by how much true community there was at Drake. All my professors knew me and many of them have become my professional colleagues now that I'm continuing my studies and a few are even personal friends. The financial aid is great, J-term and study abroad opportunities are abundant, and you can definitely find a niche. Not great athletics but that's what tv is for.