J F Drake State Community and Technical College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
|J F Drake State Community and Technical College||(AL) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||53 staff||73 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,062 students||1,756 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||546 students||1,004 students|
|# Part-Time Students||516 students||752 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|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|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$26,300||$29,700|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 138 students | 1.80 Mi904 Oakwood Ave
Huntsville,  AL  35811
- 597 students | 4.20 Mi2021 Drake Avenue, SW
Huntsville,  AL  35801
- 10,802 students | 22.80 Mi6250 U S Highway 31 N
Tanner,  AL  35671
- 2,708 students | 40.70 Mi138 Highway 35
Rainsville,  AL  35986
- 4,758 students | 43.90 Mi6015 Ledford Mill Road
Tullahoma,  TN  37388
December 01, 2017
Learn about trending community college topics this week such as San Francisco's move toward free tuition at community colleges and the rise in hunger and homelessness among community college students across the country.
December 01, 2017
This summer will be wrapping up before we know of it, and your first semester at community college is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for it?
December 01, 2017
To encourage students to pursue higher education, some states are considering plans to offer zero-tuition programs at public community colleges. These programs could make college a reality for many young people, however, critics argue such programs would cost taxpayers a significant amount of money.