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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 312 undergraduate students. The J.F. Drake State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Manufacturing Engineering Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN), and Nursing Assistant. Graduating 16% of students, J.F. Drake State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,100.
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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
Manufacturing Engineering Technician47 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)37 Graduates
Nursing Assistant26 Graduates
Cosmetology Instruction and Salon Management20 Graduates
HVAC and Refrigeration Engineering Technician18 Graduates
Information Science10 Graduates
Culinary Arts and Food Service6 Graduates
Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD)6 Graduates
Machine and Metal Working6 Graduates
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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.
I'm still at Drake State Community College so as far as experience its been good. I think my in time there its been great and it gets better, and will continue. As far as improvements is concerned, i think Drake is doing a phenomenal and exceptional job. the students are learning and ready for the workforce and being productive so I'd say everything is fine and will only better.
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.