J F Drake State Community and Technical College in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)
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J F Drake State Community and Technical College offers 121-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 43.2% are women, and 56.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at J F Drake State Community and Technical College is 10048$, that is at the level of national average. 14% of full-time J F Drake State Community and Technical College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $22,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The J F Drake State Community and Technical College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, J F Drake State Community and Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,974
$30,001 - $48,000$9,886
$48,001 - $75,000$12,592
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


775 of J F Drake State Community and Technical College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes J F Drake State Community and Technical College number 53 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Alabama.

Students at J F Drake State Community and Technical College awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in J F Drake State Community and Technical College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


J F Drake State Community and Technical College graduation rate is below the national average.

14% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to J F Drake State Community and Technical College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at J F Drake State Community and Technical College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Number of international students


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Students enrollment in distance education


In J F Drake State Community and Technical College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at J F Drake State Community and Technical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3421 Meridian St N address in Huntsville, Alabama.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of J F Drake State Community and Technical College with 0.28% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

J F Drake State Community and Technical College offers 121 programs in total: 48 are for Associate's degree, 46 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 27 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 94 universities in Alabama state, with one of the highest number of 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate. J F Drake State Community and Technical College is one of the few institutions in Alabama that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Alabama state average data to help you compare.


J F Drake State Community and Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 836 students with 25077 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for J F Drake State Community and Technical College

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I have my bachelor's degree already. However I was wanting to attend here to further my education with certain classes. Admissions 100% ruined any chances of me being here. Some young child who works in admissions was....let's just say, I wasn't about to waste my breath on her. Also, they lost my transcript from UNA and I had it sent electronically. How?? Very flakey people and students were trying to leave drake because "they were not learning anything" while I was in admissions trying to get things fixed. WOULD NOT SUGGEST ATTENDING!!!!

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I cannot recommend this school based on my and our son's experience. My wife and I were involved in the admission process and it was awful. We had to provide the same admission documents multiple times over several months. They continually lost or misplaced them. We had many many calls and visitx to admissions and they very pleasant but didnt seem to know whow to accomplish what we needed. They said everything would be fine and were good for registration. When our son tried to register we couldn't. The system would not let us. They had to do a last minute override to get him registered. It was all very stressful.I also cannot recommend the welding program. My son was planning on transferring to another program because he didn't believe he was getting the necessary training for a number of reasons. The most ridiculous reason was they had run of money for the gas needed to do certain welding.My son was blessed to get a job welding half way through the semester but as his parents who private paid his tuition we were extremely disappointed in the education he received and the administrative problems.

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I started college here in 2015, and graduated in 2017 with an associates in allied health science. I am currently back again, in the process of earning my second degree! This college has a lot of availability for classes that will fit your schedule. The admissions staff are truly caring and willing to help you succeed. The same goes for all of the financial aid staff as well. Both divisions are very competent and willing to help a new student get everything they need to enroll completed in a timely manner. There are several outstanding instructors at Drake as well. Mind you, I was only taught by ones for the area in which I studied, but they really deserve 5 stars! They were always willing to help me study, to help others study and gave clear instructions about what is expected from each student in order to succeed. This is a great college to earn a further education from. The classes are small, which allows more one on one time with instructors. They offer many free resources to better aid in their students success as well. You won't find either of these things at a university. This college can really help people make a better future for themselves, if the students are willing, so is Drake!

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Not sure where they find such unfriendly faculty.

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Practical training for practical jobs. This school is a very diverse place to learn. Every one is accepted as they are. This school will make you future proof. Success will come From your degree you obtain from Drake State Community &Technical College.

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Location & Website

Address: 3421 Meridian St N


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2565398161

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: drakestate.edu

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