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Leadership gifts push Drake’s comprehensive campaign total to $125 million milestone 

Leadership gifts push Drake’s comprehensive campaign total to $125 million milestone 

Beneficiaries include new University Center capital project, Drake Athletics, Refugee Law Clinic Drake University announced today that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $125 million against its $225 million goal.  “Thank you to the generous donors who have already contributed to The Ones, placing their trust in our vision,” said...

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Drake University’s online master’s programs recognized among best in nation

Two business degrees ranked in the top 100 in their categories and received the highest rank of any school in the state U.S. News & World Report released its 2022 Best Online Programs rankings today (Jan. 25), and three of Drake University’s online graduate degrees were recognized as one of the best in the nation:...

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Drake University adds online classes to lifelong learning program

Drake University adds online classes to lifelong learning program

New courses bring joy to older adults during pandemic When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person education, Drake University made sure its lifelong learners, many of whom are older Iowans, would not be prevented from pursuing their passion for learning. Hundreds of older adults are participating in new online courses from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute...

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Drake University to triple size of scholarship and mentorship program for students of color

Drake University to triple size of scholarship and mentorship program for students of color

Crew Scholars program demonstrates success with graduation rates in the 90% percentile Drake University will greatly expand its Crew Scholars program, which has been successful in helping to close longstanding racial disparities in retention rates, grade point averages and graduation rates. Currently, 20 to 25 first-year students are admitted to Crew Scholars. In Fall 2022,...

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More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

Drake students voted at an almost 15% higher rate than the national average for university students More than eight in 10 (80.4%) Drake University students voted in the 2020 General Election, according to a national study published by Tufts University. Drake student turnout exceeded the national average of 66%. Drake student voter turnout increased almost...

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Drake University launches $225 million fundraising campaign

Drake University launches $225 million fundraising campaign

The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold to bolster campus, community, society Drake University has officially kicked off a $225 million campaign. “This is the most important comprehensive campaign in our history,” Drake University President Marty Martin said. “This campaign reimagines our commitment to our students and society, and will better prepare our...