Duke University

Durham, NC

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,815
Graduate Enrollment: 10,737
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 5.89%

Male/Female: 45% / 55% (2017)

First generation college students: 13.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 4.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2015)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,516
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1468 - 1558

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 53.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 48.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 45.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 43.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 40.0%
Black: 8.0%
Hispanic: 10.6%
Asian: 21.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 6.4%
Non-resident alien: 8.6%
Unknown race: 4.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $78,176
In-State tuition: $60,244
Out-of-State tuition: $60,244

Estimated books and supplies: $1,434 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,206 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,976 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,200 (2006)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,680 (2006)

Average Family Income: $114,332 (2017)
Median Family Income: $61,560 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 13.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 16.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $138 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $2,945
$30k-48k $4,301
$48k-75k $10,304
$75k-110k $18,753
$110k+ $47,805

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 89%
6-year graduation rate: 96%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,125 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $8,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 90.3% (2015)
@3 year 91.2% (2017)
@5 year 93.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 83.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 84.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $69,932 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $92,741 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 13
Doctoral Degree Music. 2
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 9
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 155 $550 $65,463 ($5,455) $79,569 ($6,631)
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 10
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 17 $74,534 ($6,211)
Master's Degree Forestry. 5
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 16
Master's Degree Area Studies. 17
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 9
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 8
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 282 $13,500 $143 $120,664 ($10,055) $159,845 ($13,320)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 46
Bachelor's Degree International and Comparative Education. 45 $8,000 $85 $43,571 ($3,631) $57,321 ($4,777)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 14
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 99 $13,894 $147 $66,273 ($5,523) $100,584 ($8,382)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 61 $78,826 ($6,569) $97,542 ($8,129)
First Professional Degree Law. 224
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 89 $141,642 ($11,804) $190,118 ($15,843)
First Professional Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 18
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 30 $15,362 $163 $65,074 ($5,423)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 15
Bachelor's Degree Literature. 15
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 21 $48,088 ($4,007) $73,920 ($6,160)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 164 $12,500 $133 $28,314 ($2,360) $62,963 ($5,247)
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 1
Master's Degree Biology, General. 42 $745 $24,603 ($2,050)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 6
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 14
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 34 $12,000 $127 $27,179 ($2,265) $72,902 ($6,075)
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 29 $121,605 ($10,134)
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 4
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 1
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 2
Master's Degree Genetics. 1
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 25 $58,847 ($4,904)
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 179 $609 $42,866 ($3,572) $56,085 ($4,674)
Doctoral Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 5 $291 $81,061 ($6,755) $78,778 ($6,565)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Theology and Religious Vocations, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 36 $8,457 $87
Master's Degree Chemistry. 5
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 21 $70,482 ($5,874)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 12
Master's Degree Physics. 38 $121,820 ($10,152)
Doctoral Degree Physics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 142 $15,415 $163 $42,009 ($3,501) $72,857 ($6,071)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 13
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 176 $10,500 $111 $56,889 ($4,741) $97,427 ($8,119)
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 88 $755 $74,559 ($6,213) $92,408 ($7,701)
Doctoral Degree Public Policy Analysis. 8
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 24 $41,247 ($3,437) $65,916 ($5,493)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 45 $12,500 $133 $36,610 ($3,051)
Master's Degree Public Health. 41 $987 $53,383 ($4,449) $69,421 ($5,785)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 76 $1,839 $66,327 ($5,527) $75,476 ($6,290)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 35 $521 $117,056 ($9,755)
Master's Degree Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 19 $783 $86,853 ($7,238)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 146 $29,000 $199 $69,187 ($5,766) $71,426 ($5,952)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 207 $1,018 $104,121 ($8,677) $109,928 ($9,161)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 87 $1,195 $141,842 ($11,820) $134,539 ($11,212)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 79 $891 $114,898 ($9,575)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 960 $917 $159,709 ($13,309) $180,698 ($15,058)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 13
Master's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 2 $141,333 ($11,778)
First Professional Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 6
Master's Degree International Business. 49 $1,335 $176,454 ($14,705) $225,820 ($18,818)
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 44 $11,875 $126 $34,028 ($2,836) $56,777 ($4,731)
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 27 $125,061 ($10,422)
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 25
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 19
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 119 $14,500 $154 $104,953 ($8,746) $137,144 ($11,429)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 19
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 94
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 28
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 70 $10,000 $106 $77,120 ($6,427) $101,532 ($8,461)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 41
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 12
Master's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 2
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 149 $484 $99,449 ($8,287) $131,407 ($10,951)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 35 $48,377 ($4,031) $76,134 ($6,345)
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Master's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Doctoral Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 22 $59,604 ($4,967)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Doctoral Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 8
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 2
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 29
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 5
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 92 $12,645 $134 $38,192 ($3,183) $69,441 ($5,787)
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 11
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 50 $13,000 $101 $99,927 ($8,327)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 1
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 17
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 39 $13,500 $143 $89,333 ($7,444) $113,854 ($9,488)
Master's Degree Statistics. 39
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 20
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 7
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 24 $43,864 ($3,655) $41,297 ($3,441)
Doctoral Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 218 $13,437 $140 $98,008 ($8,167) $153,139 ($12,762)
Master's Degree Economics. 80 $124,851 ($10,404)
Doctoral Degree Economics. 11
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 44
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 106 $14,016 $149 $49,312 ($4,109) $84,950 ($7,079)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 21
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 13
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 31 $52,292 ($4,358) $53,607 ($4,467)
Master's Degree Sociology. 3
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 1
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 13
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 9 $50,324 ($4,194)
Doctoral Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 22 $37,623 ($3,135)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 88 $1,552 $110,269 ($9,189)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 119
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 379 $761 $86,455 ($7,205)
Bachelor's Degree History. 56 $13,000 $138 $43,929 ($3,661) $83,943 ($6,995)
Master's Degree History. 2
Doctoral Degree History. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $152,964
Full time faculty: 91%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 6.0

School's endowment start of year: $8,474,071,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $12,692,472,000 (2022)