With its primary campus located in Elizabeth, New Jersey and another branch campus in Newark, New Jersey, Drake College of Business has been offering business-oriented post-secondary programs since the institution’s founding in 1883. The school is privately owned and operated on a for-profit basis, offering programs at the certificate of completion level.
The academic accreditation of the entirety of Drake’s programs is given by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a national accrediting body that is recognized by the US Department of Education.
The school frequently refers to the academic development obtained by students as training. In any case, certain standards apply, academically speaking, for students’ studies/training: specifically, students must maintain passing grades in all courses, or else be placed on probation. If, after a month of probation has elapsed, the student has not progressed and improved the non-passing grades, they will be dismissed from the school.
All academic programs at Drake fall into the following four major departments/divisions: Medical Office Technology; PC/LAN Specialist; Microsoft Office User Specialist; and Dental Assisting. There is a very high level of successful job placement within the field related to a graduate’s chosen program, and the staff at the college is very active in helping students prepare for post-graduation by identifying many different job opportunities.
Most Popular Fields of Study
The admissions policy in place at the the college is open, and therefore virtually all qualified and eligible candidates will be admitted, though during semesters where a given program is very popular, not all applicants are admitted to that specific program. The only basic requirement that people need to meet to be considered eligible for admission is to possess a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED; nonetheless, minimum scores may be stipulated on placement exams in order to be admitted to one of the more academically challenging programs.
The application procedure is as follows: first, the prospective student must submit the application form itself, which is available online. Then, an interview is scheduled during which the applicant will get to explore their academic goals and refine their choice of program at Drake.
Students at Drake have access to various financial assistance opportunities; the college is participates in the federal Title IV financial assistance program. Beyond the limited disbursements of Pell Grants and other state or institutional grants/scholarships, the majority of financial aid received by students at Drake College of Business is comprised of need-based loans that must later be repaid. To be considered for such loans, students and applicants must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and do so as early as possible, as funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Student Financial Aid Details
The student body at Drake usually hovers at around 500. There are two interesting trends regarding the student body at the school: first, women vastly outnumber men; and second, minorities represent a much larger portion of the total pie than in most schools. In fact, African Americans students comprise over 50% of the total student body.
All of the students at Drake are necessarily enrolled on a full-time basis pursuant to the school’s standards and policies. There is no student housing available on campus, though other amenities do exist, such as student parking and lunch facilities. The school’s library and resource center is available for all students to use during flexible hours. Finally, student organizations exist on campus and frequently the student body, which is known for being fairly tight-knit, arranges for excursions such as theater trips, ski trips, etc.
Student Enrollment Demographics
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