J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Huntsville, AL

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How much is the Drake State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Drake State's tuition & fees is $5,130 for Alabama residents and $8,940 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $19,130 for Alabama residents and $22,940 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Drake State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$5,130
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,940
Books & Supplies Costs$2,000
Off-campus Room & Board$8,100
Off-campus Expenses$3,900
2023-2024 Estimates
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$5,449
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,381

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Drake State' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Alabama, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $14,073.
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College$5,130$8,940
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alabama 2-4 Years Colleges$15,034
Public Schools$7,408$14,073
Private Schools$15,848

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Drake State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical CollegeHuntsville, AL$5,130$8,940
Jefferson State Community CollegeBirmingham, AL$5,040$8,850
Northwest-Shoals Community CollegeMuscle Shoals, AL$5,071$8,881
Bishop State Community CollegeMobile, AL$5,280$9,090
Shelton State Community CollegeTuscaloosa, AL$5,067$8,877
Bevill State Community CollegeJasper, AL$4,678$8,234
Remington College-Mobile CampusMobile, AL$15,002$20,476

Financial Aid and COA

At J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College, 811 students (93%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,757.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Drake State is $19,183 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 51 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,261.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$19,130$22,940
Tuition & Fees$5,130$8,940
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,000$14,000
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,373$19,183
Average Financial Aid$3,757$3,757
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship81193%$3,757
Pell Grants40546%$4,864
Federal Student Loan00%-
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid5189%-
Grants or Scholarships4986%$6,261
Federal Grants4986%$5,767
Pell Grants4172%$5,697
Other Federal Grants2951%$1,690
State/Local Grants59%$360
Institutional Grants712%$3,196
Student Loan Aid0--
Federal Student Loans0--
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level4040$6,940
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College has a total of 976 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 374 male students and 498 female students attending Drake State. The school offers online degree programs and 100 students enrolled online exclusively (10.25% of all students).
Undergraduate872 374498

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, AL
Degree & Programs
Program Offered35 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population976
Graduation Rate12%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate47% (Full-time), 23% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties24 (Full-time), 20 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs66 (Full-time), 41 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$54,761
Average Staff Salary$62,329