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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.
About J.F. Drake State Technical College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
3421 Meridian St N
Huntsville, AL 35811
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,834/ 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
    $5,420/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,934/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,403/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,588/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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
366Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
48%
Pell Grant
80%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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J.F. Drake State Technical College Reviews

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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.
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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.