Essay on Analysis Of Drake University And Iowa State University

1871 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
Introduction Differing in structure, governance, and mission, Drake University and Iowa State University are each successful institution. Located only 45 miles from one another, in Central Iowa, these schools are structured to serve their student population, to contribute to society, and to fulfill their own mission statement. This report will review each institution and critically compare their similarities and differences. It will cover the schools mission, culture, administrational differences, organizational structure, and governance. Through this critical analysis an organizational pattern will appear.
Institutional Overviews Drake University is a four-year, private university. In the Carnegie classification they are considered a Master’s college level with larger university programs. The school serves over 5,000 students, of which a majority are undergraduate students. Drake’s mission (2016) revolves around creating an environment where students can develop meaning in their lives, grow professionally, and become responsible citizens. This university prides itself in a collaborative learning between the university’s students and administrations; overall, it wants to integrate professional development and strong curriculum (Drake University Mission, 2016). Core priorities of this school include diversity and inclusion, student leadership, and sustainability (Drake University Mission, 2016). Founded in 1881, the school has a strong history and is nationally recognized…

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