Duke University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$60,435
4.05% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,694
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.198%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
6.35%
50,016 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
18,023
96.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
96.6%
1,664 Graduates

About

Duke University is a higher education institution located in Durham County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Duke University were Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (1,138 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (280 degrees), and Theological Studies (129 degrees).

In 2022, 6,863 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Duke University. 52.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,771 degrees), 2.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (965 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Duke University is $60,435, which is $30,285 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Duke University is $60,435, which is $30,285 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,694.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Duke University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 17% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$60,435
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Duke University was $60,435. The cost of tuition at Duke University is $30,285 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$23,694
2022 Value
13.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Duke University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,694. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Duke University grew by 13.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,484
Room and Board
$1,434
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Duke University was of $17,484 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,434. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
17%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Duke University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.85% with respect to 2021, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.198%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Duke University was 0.198%, which represents 4 out of the 2017 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Duke University received 50,016 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.63% annual growth. Out of those 50,016 applicants, 3,174 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.35% acceptance rate.

There were 18,023 students enrolled at Duke University in 2022. 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duke University has an overall enrollment yield of 55%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

6.35%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,174
Accepted Out of 50,016

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Duke University was 6.35% (3,174 admissions from 50,016 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 5.89%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.63%, while admissions grew by 8.44%..

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SAT Scores

49%
Submission Percentage (2022)
859
Scores Submitted (2022)

49% of enrolled first-time students at Duke University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Duke University had a total enrollment of 18,023 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Duke University is 17,425 students and the part-time enrollment is 598. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Duke University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.7% White, 13.4% Asian, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Black or African American, 4.96% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Duke University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.7%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Asian Male (10.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Asian Female (5.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Duke University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,023 students. The full-time enrollment at Duke University is 17,425 and the part-time enrollment is 598. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Duke University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Duke University was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Duke University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,796 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    2,420 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,425 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Duke University is 37.7% White, 13.4% Asian, 7.91% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Black or African American, 4.96% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0832% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 687 students (3.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 311 more women than men received degrees from Duke University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Duke University is white (2,771 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (965 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Duke University is Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (1,138 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (280 degrees) and Theological Studies (129 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Duke University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Legal (352 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (65 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duke University are Software developers (451,908 people), Physicians (423,979 people), Other managers (398,909 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (348,678 people), and Civil engineers (281,282 people).

The most specialized majors at Duke University in 2022 are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Legal (352 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (65 degrees), Engineering (646 degrees), and Biology (599 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duke University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Duke University are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Legal (352 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (65 degrees), Engineering (646 degrees), and Biology (599 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duke University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (525,864 people), Computer Systems Design (496,756 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (446,335 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (446,047 people), and Construction (314,524 people).

The most specialized majors at Duke University are Theology (166 degrees awarded), Legal (352 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (65 degrees), Engineering (646 degrees), and Biology (599 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Duke University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,138 degrees awarded
  2. 280 degrees awarded
  3. 129 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Duke University was Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods with 1,138 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,276
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,587
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,276 degrees were awarded to men at Duke University, which is 0.913 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,587).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 630 degrees were awarded to men at Duke University in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 1.22 times more than the 517 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 517 degrees were awarded to men at Duke University in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 0.821 times less than the 630 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
96%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 88% of students graduating from Duke University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 96% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 96% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Duke University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.76% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,771 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    965 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    471 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Duke University is white (2,771 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (965 degrees).

3.9% of degree recipients (268 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,518 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,253 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    502 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Duke University is white female (1,518 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1253 degrees).

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Operations

Duke University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.1B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.8%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Duke University had a total salary expenditure of 7.75B. Duke University employs 714 Professors, 278 Associate professors and 223 Assistant professors. Most academics at Duke University are Male Professor (508), Female Professor (206), and Male Associate professor (156).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duke University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,183 employees, Management, with 1,117 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 847 employees.

Endowment

$12.1B
2022 Endowment
4.54%
decline from 2021

Duke University has an endowment valued at about $12.1B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Duke University declined 4.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.7B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.25B
2022 Salaries
6.58%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Duke University paid a median of $3.25B in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($7.75B) and a 6.58% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$237M
Instructional Salaries
1,434
Number of Employees

In 2022, Duke University paid a total of $237M to 1,434 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.29% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
714 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,183 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Duke University were Professor with 714 employees, Associate professor with 278 employees, and Assistant professor with 223 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duke University were Business and Financial Operations with 1,183 employees, Management with 1,117 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 847 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Duke University was Male Professor with 508 employees, Female Professor with 206 employees, and Male Associate professor with 156 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Duke University.

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