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  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B+
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.
3421 Meridian St N
Huntsville, AL 35811
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J.F. Drake State Technical College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$4,884/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,127/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
312Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
519
Undergrads Over 25
48%
Pell Grant
88%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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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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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.