J.F. Drake State is a public college located in Huntsville, Alabama. As a historically black college, JFDSTC has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 366 undergraduate students. The J.F. Drake State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Culinary Arts and Food Service, Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN), and Medical Assistant. Graduating 16% of students, J.F. Drake State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $18,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
Most Popular Majors
Culinary Arts and Food Service34 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)28 Graduates
Medical Assistant28 Graduates
Machine and Metal Working25 Graduates
HVAC and Refrigeration Engineering Technician22 Graduates
Information Science20 Graduates
Automotive Engineering Technician14 Graduates
Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD)12 Graduates
Electrical Engineering Technician12 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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J.F. Drake State Technical College Reviews
Attending Drake has proven to be quite a milestone in my journey of life. For someone like me, when I first even dreamed of going back to school, "I thought Man you are crazy." Now I'm heading into my Sophomore year and can not wait! I do believe the Instructors at this facility really do wish to see you succeed. The campus is small and cosey offering only the true necessities to learning. I would like to see more sporting types of experiences offered, maybe on a secondary campus in the future.
This is a great institution to get started in higher education. The staff is super friendly, and the campus is small enough to navigate through. If you don’t want to be intimidated by a big college this is the place for you. The only drawback for me is that it doesn’t a have the degree program for social work, so I’ll have to transfer :( but I’m glad I enrolled.
I love attending J.F. Drake it's one of the best 2 year schools in the Huntsville area! If you are looking for a job, career, or simply where the IT services is they will be there for you.