J F Drake State Community and Technical College

Tel: (256)539-8161
1,062 students
Public institution
Drake’s mission is to provide vocational-technical education through academic and occupational training, from basic education through two-year technical programs. Students develop marketable skills in vocational-technical areas at J. F. Drake, one of a network of forty postsecondary institutions of its kind in the state of Alabama. The 30-acre campus houses eight buildings.
School Highlights
J F Drake State Community and Technical College serves 1,062 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
J F Drake State Community and Technical College is one of 4 community colleges within Madison County, AL.
The nearest community college is Huntsville Bible College (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
College J F Drake State Community and Technical College (AL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 53 staff
70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,062 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is equal to the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,062 students 1,398 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
28:1
# Full-Time Students 546 students
869 students
# Part-Time Students 516 students
676 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
1%
2%
% Black
56%
25%
% White
35%
61%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
2%
9%
% Non Resident races
1%
-
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.56 0.56

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,192 is less than the state average of $4,140. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,808 is less than the state average of $7,410. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,192 $4,140
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,808 $7,410
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • J. F. Drake State Technical College is a two-year, state-supported, coed, vocational-technical college founded in 1961. J. F. Drake is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Applied Technology degree. Diplomas and certificates are also awarded. Drake Tech is located in northeastern Huntsville, home of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army Missile Command, Strategic Defense Command, the Redstone Arsenal, and a host of high-technology industrial centers. The area is one of the fastest-growing engineering and technology centers in the South. Huntsville offers students access to museums, shopping, and fine restaurants. The College assists African-American students to find and contact predominantly African- American schools and colleges which provide educational opportunities that are best suited to the individual students academic achievement and financial resources.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,140 per year for in-state students and $7,410 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,995 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Virginia College-Mobile. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.