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Drake third among Midwest regional universities in 2018 U.S. News rankings

Drake University is one of the Midwest’s best universities, with an exceptional commitment to undergraduate teaching, according to U.S. News & World Report 2018 "Best Colleges" rankings released today. 
September 11, 2017

Students thrive in beautiful new academic buildings

As the fall semester picks up steam at Drake University, students are effusive in their praise of Drake’s two new academic buildings. Collier-Scripps Hall and the Science Connector Building opened this fall as the centerpiece of Drake’s $52 million STEM@DRAKE initiative.
September 7, 2017

Off the Books

This alumnus redefined accounting and used his Drake education to launch a wildly successful and varied career.
August 3, 2017

Young African leaders, visiting Drake this summer, have already changed lives

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brings 25 young professionals to Drake's campus who have already changed thousands of lives in their home countries.
June 12, 2017

Drake internal auditing course partners with ISCPA and YESS

A new course in Drake’s Master of Accounting program introduces students to the field of internal auditing through real-world partnerships with two community organizations.
May 12, 2017

Ullem, Zimpleman to receive honorary degrees during Drake commencement

Drake University will award 1,199 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies. A highlight of the undergraduate ceremony will be the presentation of honorary degrees to Benjamin B. Ullem and Larry D. Zimpleman.
May 9, 2017

Drake CBPA honors faculty, students, and alumni during 2017 awards ceremony

Drake's College of Business and Public Administration honored the accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni with an awards ceremony on April 19.
May 5, 2017

Drake students win Principal marketing challenge for second straight year

For the second consecutive year, Drake University students won a marketing competition that pits them against teams from five other Iowa universities to solve a real and timely challenge for Principal Financial Group.
May 1, 2017

Dean's statement in memory of David J. Noble

Terri Vaughan, dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, issued the following statement in memory of philanthropist David J. Noble.
April 17, 2017

Four Drake students named Fulbright Finalists for 2017–2018

Four Drake University students have been selected as finalists for prestigious 2017–2018 Fulbright Scholarships. This year’s Fulbright recipients join a lengthy list of Bulldogs to have been offered the scholarship at Drake, which is often recognized as one of the nation's top producer of Fulbright scholars.
April 17, 2017

Drake announces Pre-M.Acc., Pre-M.F.M., and Pre-M.P.A. admissions options

Drake University today announced the launch of Pre-M.Acc., Pre-M.F.M., and Pre-M.P.A. programs that allow students to begin coursework toward a master’s degree before completing entrance exams and submitting formal transcripts.
April 17, 2017
President John F. Kennedy, Congressman Neal Smith, and President Lyndon B. Johnson

Daniel Connolly, PhD, named dean of Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Daniel Connolly, PhD, has been named dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, effective June 30, 2017.
April 11, 2017

Drake honors Pi Alpha Alpha inductees

Drake University’s chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a global honor society for public affairs and administration, inducted 25 new members and recognized a few students with special honors during an awards ceremony last month.
April 10, 2017

Drake University to initiate global partnership with Republic of Kosovo

Top officials from Drake University and the Republic of Kosovo will hold a signing ceremony on Wednesday, April 5, to formalize a new partnership between the Des Moines, Iowa, university and the nation in Southeastern Europe.
April 4, 2017

Scholarships available for Iowa women seeking MBAs

The Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship for Women MBAs covers up to half the cost of tuition for current and incoming Drake M.B.A. students who are unable to participate in a tuition reimbursement program through their employer.
March 28, 2017