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Drake Demographics & Diversity

Des Moines, Iowa

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Drake are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Drake University students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 7%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 61% more female students than male students enrolled at Drake University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Drake has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Drake University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Drake University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,865
Women 3,004

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Drake serves a high number of out-of-state students with 65% of the student body residing outside of Iowa or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Drake University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 35%
Out of State 64%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,375 per year

17% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4%
Part time Undergrads 3.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153269 IPEDS survey data for Drake University.