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Drake College of Business-Elizabeth

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Introduction

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.

Academics

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

Admissions

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.

Financial Aid

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

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Students

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

Local Community

Drake is located in Elizabeth, New Jersey, specifically within Union County. By population, Elizabeth is considered to be the fourth largest city in the entire state, with many activities and attractions for students to enjoy as a result. The city has the particular distinction of having been rated as one of the “greenest” cities in the US by the magazine Popular Science.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 2 0.16
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.08

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 537 0.43
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 17 0.01
Forcible Rape 38 0.03
Robbery 723 0.58
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,162 0.93
Larceny 2,641 2.11
Vehicle theft 1,296 1.03

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population27,655 (27,655 urban / N/A rural)
Households8,300 (3.07 people per house)
Median Household Income$33,088
Families6,021 (3.55 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAward of less than one academic year
Calendar SystemContinuous
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3408

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 2834th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $14,000 $14,000 $14,000
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $200 $200 $200
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $27,000 $27,000 $27,000
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $17,500 $17,500 $17,500

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,000 $6,900 $4,000 $6,900 $4,000 $6,900
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,000(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,500(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Most Popular Programs

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 453 197 23 10 683
Dental Assisting/Assistant 73 28 5 2 108
Management Information Systems, General 214 95 12 5 326
Medical/Clinical Assistant 166 74 6 3 249

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 33
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits N/A
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