Drake third among Midwest regional universities in 2019 U.S. News rankings

Drake University is one of the Midwest’s best universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges rankings. For the tenth year in a row, the University placed third among all Midwestern regional universities.

“The U.S. News Best Colleges rankings reaffirm what all Bulldogs know,” said Drake University President Marty Martin. “Drake has distinguished itself as one of the best educational institutions in the Midwest, setting itself apart from its peers by creating a distinguished culture of innovation and learning.”

Drake received honors in a number of additional categories:
• Drake placed second among Midwest regional universities for veterans
• Drake ranked fourth for innovation among Midwest regional universities
• On a list of the best undergraduate teaching, Drake ranked 11
• On the Midwest Regional Universities Best Value list, Drake placed 17

Regional universities, as categorized by U.S. News, are those which award both undergraduate and master’s degrees, with at least 50 percent of undergraduate degrees being awarded in liberal arts disciplines.

U.S. News is not the only institution to recognize Drake for its exceptional academics, value, and culture. The University is consistently highly ranked by organizations including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Princeton Review, and The Brookings Institution.

Prospective students are invited to learn more about Drake’s programs and schedule a campus visit at www.drake.edu.