Drake University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Drake University ranks better than 76% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Drake University ranks better than only 43% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Drake University's Top Rankings

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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Drake Bachelor's Degrees

Drake ranks higher than 76% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85% $23,770 $57,092 85%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 3% $26,000 $20,140 3%
Biology, General 82% $23,600 $33,993 82%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89% Not Reported $53,810 89%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 56% Not Reported $60,094 56%
Design and Applied Arts 65% Not Reported $38,289 65%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 51% Not Reported $23,340 51%
English Language and Literature, General 73% $23,899 $32,925 73%
Finance and Financial Management Services 83% $23,500 $60,072 83%
History 11% $25,016 $22,667 11%
International Relations and National Security Studies 73% Not Reported $41,937 73%
Journalism 79% Not Reported $36,992 79%
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 50% $19,500 $33,993 50%
Management Information Systems and Services 93% Not Reported $71,015 93%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 99% $25,000 $85,760 99%
Marketing 90% $23,500 $50,856 90%
Mathematics 74% Not Reported $53,358 74%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 31% Not Reported $29,685 31%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 45% $27,000 $39,729 45%
Psychology, General 36% $26,000 $28,236 36%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 96% $20,500 $47,260 96%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 87% $26,750 $41,426 87%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 75% Not Reported $40,461 75%

Salary Scores for Drake Master's Degrees

Drake ranks higher than 66% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 53% Not Reported $61,681 53%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70% Not Reported $82,440 70%
Communication and Media Studies 99% Not Reported $76,460 99%
Curriculum and Instruction 85% $12,899 $57,318 85%
Educational Administration and Supervision 87% $21,500 $71,778 87%
Public Administration 33% $28,715 $49,312 33%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 58% $35,690 $46,087 58%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51% $28,256 $47,129 51%

Salary Scores for Drake Doctoral Degrees

Drake ranks higher than 42% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 44% $116,582 $63,749 44%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 40% Not Reported $111,699 40%

Drake University Reviews

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.