J F Drake State Technical College

Tel: (256)539-8161
1,000 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 Technical College serves 1,000 students (56% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
J F Drake State Technical College is one of 4 community colleges within Madison County, AL.
The nearest community college is Huntsville Bible College (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
J F Drake State Technical College 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

Student Body

The student population of 1,000 teachers has grown by 45% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,000 students
1,303 students
J F Drake State Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
557 students
832 students
J F Drake State Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 443 students
1,036 students
J F Drake State Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
J F Drake State Technical College sch enrollment J F Drake State Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
J F Drake State Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
J F Drake State Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
64%
11%
J F Drake State Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
29%
66%
J F Drake State Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
J F Drake State Technical College More (2009-2012)
J F Drake State Technical College sch ethnicity J F Drake State Technical College sta ethnicity
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. 0.50 0.44
J F Drake State Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,192 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,808 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,192 $5,845
J F Drake State Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,808 $10,047
J F Drake State Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $3,387 per year for in-state students and $5,931 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 74%. 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 0.50, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Marion Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.