Fast Facts

Fast Facts


Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees


Governor Kay Ivey, President

Al Thompson, District 1

Ron Fantroy, District 2

Susan Foy, District 3

Frank Caldwell, District 4

Crystal Brown, District 5

Milton Davis, District 6

Chuck Smith, District 7

Blake McAnally, Member-at-Large

Mary Scott Hunter, State Board of Education Ex-officio Member

Service Area

Madison County
Morgan County


2015-16 Tuition and Fees for Full Academic Year

Out of State
Tuition $3,450.00
Required Fees
  $ 840.00
 $  840.00

Alabama Community College System

Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor

2015 Fall Enrollment

Source: Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE)

Total Enrollment
      Raw Number        Percentage
 Full-Time  484  49%
 Part-Time  512  51%
 Male  430  43%
 Female  564  57%

Summary of Completions - Summer 2014 - Spring 2015

 Source: Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE)

Associate Degrees       76
Certificates  46
Total Awards 122

Historical Highlights

  • Established in 1961
  • Opened September 4, 1962, Huntsville Vocational Technical School
  • Granted Technical College Status August 22, 1973, as J.F. Drake State Technical College
  • Awarded SACSCOC accreditation effective January 1, 2012
  • Official Name Changed to J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College in 2013

2014 - 2015 Program Enrollment

(Source: Drake State)

Program      Headcount
Automotive Service Technology      88
Business Administration      134
Computer Information Systems Technology     86
Culinary Arts / Hospitality Services       97
Electrical Technology       16
Electrical Engineering Technology     37
Engineering Graphics Technology      39
Heating & Air Conditioning Technology   80
Industrial Systems Technology       28
Machine Tool Technology   53
Medical Assisting  110
Practical Nursing  114
Salon Management   92
Welding Technology       121

Placement Rate

The table below lists the average job placement rate for all Drake State students for the identified years.


Average Job Placement Rate









Gainful Employment:

In order to be eligible for funding under the Title IV programs, an educational program must lead to a degree (associate, bachelor’s, graduate, or professional) or prepare students for gainful employment in a recognizable occupation according to the occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET web site at

IPEDS Data Feedback Report

To view a copy of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College's most recent IPEDS Data Feedback Report, click here.

2011-2012 Fall Enrollment

2011-2012 Fall Enrollment