C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B
J.F. Drake State Technical College is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
3421 Meridian St N
Huntsville, AL 35811

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,428/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,180/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,568/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,828/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,588/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
484Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
55%
Pell Grant
86%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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My Experience at Drake State has been one to remember, kind of don't want it to end. I love this school and all it's staff. It's has giving me hope and the will to believe I can do anything. The first year was rocky for me because I hadn't been in school in a while but besides that little stump in the road it had been an amazing journey. I wouldn't trade this experience for nothing in the world. It has taught me to be driven no matter what the background had to say or how they say you can't you must will to can. The staff had been wonderful and the professors even more Wonderful. This school and all it's amenities has been a fantastic journey and I hope they continue to be even more great after I'm gone, because this truly has been a wonderful experience.
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I have lived in the local area since 2011 and I went to Calhoun because that was deemed the better school than Drake. I hated every minute of it and ended up transferring to Drake not because that was the only option because the staff, faculty, and professors genuinely love doing their job. They love helping their students strive for success and will do anything in their power to help students succeed.
Ours college student body goverment has great interaction with the students. Right now our school king and queen are running for the National African American College Run Offs for Black Colleges. You can find our more about this campain at:

It's time to VOTE FOR YOUR QUEEN!

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entry in the Verizon Wireless Ultimate Reign Competition. This competition brings
awareness to the community service platforms of HBCU queens and kings. They have a
chance to win money and prizes to assist them with their community service
initiatives.
You can vote twice per day: once via Facebook or Twitter, and once online by
creating an account with Verizon. Deadline is November 24th for all voting.
As a thank you for voting and supporting this competition, every day you vote and/or
tweet your support using the hashtag #vzwUltimateReign voters will be automatically
entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win a BlackBerry(r) Z10.

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College is the only two-year college
competing this year.


It's not too late: Your Drake State Queen is in the top 5-let's help her stay there
by voting today!


Thanks in advance,


Yibeli Galindo-Baird
Director of Public Relations
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811
Ph: 256.551.3136
www.drakestate.edu