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IPEDS ID: 198419
OPE ID: 00292000
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Duke University
103 Allen Bldg, Durham, North Carolina 27708
General information:  (919) 684-8111
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,735 (6,609 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty5,022402
Research and public service1,291205
Total graduate assistants-1,465
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$47,243$49,241$51,265$53,5004.4%
Books and supplies$1,260$1,260$1,260$1,2600.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,290$14,298$15,116$14,798-2.1%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$63,999$67,005$69,847$71,7642.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,16668%————
Grant or scholarship aid83849%$40,086,715$47,836
Federal grants23514%$1,345,008$5,723
Pell grants22113%$999,008$4,520
Other federal grants885%$346,000$3,932
State/local government grant or scholarships483%$227,924$4,748
Institutional grants or scholarships82148%$38,513,783$46,911
Student loan aid75444%$4,609,635$6,114
Federal student loans64337%$2,781,024$4,325
Other student loans41324%$1,828,611$4,428
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,62353%$160,684,044$44,351
Pell grants84812%$3,705,892$4,370
Federal student loans2,44136%$12,616,217$5,168
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Duke caps undergraduate student loans at $5000 per academic year.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$21,295$19,950$22,011
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$11,904$4,728
$30,001 – $48,000$3,317$1,302$827
$48,001 – $75,000$7,573$7,880$7,805
$75,001 – $110,000$24,072$22,049$21,879
$110,001 and more$48,841$48,925$52,081
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment15,735
Undergraduate enrollment6,609
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment24
Graduate enrollment9,126
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 46%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 12%
Out-of-state: 75%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 3%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $85
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
Number of applicants33,07716,22616,851
Percent admitted10%10%10%
Percent admitted who enrolled54%53%54%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670750
SAT Math710790
ACT Composite3135
ACT English3235
ACT Math3035
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 99 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 95%
8-year: 96%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 94%
Female: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 90%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 96%
Two or more races: 94%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 94%
Non-resident alien: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 95%
Received award in 8 years: 95%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
Received award in 6 years: 86%
Received award in 8 years: 93%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies3---
Area Studies, Other13---
East Asian Studies-8--
Women's Studies5---
Category total218--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General168412-
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-29-
Biomedical Sciences, General-44--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-112-
Genome Sciences/Genomics-121-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-08-
Molecular Biology-08-
Molecular Genetics-117-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-05-
Category total291119140-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-775190
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-80-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0--
Category total-783190
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism, Other1---
Category total1---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other2---
Computer Science112256-
Category total114256-
International and Comparative Education37---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-30--
Category total3730--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1224638-
Civil Engineering, General161316-
Computer Engineering, General09--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering964733-
Materials Engineering-1--
Mechanical Engineering781615-
Category total312132102-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-171--
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology42--
Category total4173--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3306-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other0411-
Category total33417-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General203-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General500-
French Language and Literature1100-
German Language and Literature214-
Italian Language and Literature000-
Portuguese Language and Literature0---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General084-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other1--0
Russian Language and Literature00--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General00--
Spanish Language and Literature6---
Category total339110
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-122414
Bioethics/Medical Ethics-19--
Critical Care Nursing---3
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing090912
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator---1
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-1--
International Public Health/International Health035--
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-10--
Medical Informatics-60--
Nurse Anesthetist--170
Nursing Administration-36-1
Nursing Education-12-1
Nursing Practice--53-
Nursing Science-013-
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist---20
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-2723
Physical Therapy/Therapist--74-
Physician Assistant-88-0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse137---
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing-13-3d
Category total13751327958d
History, General3278-
History, Other5---
Category total3778-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-9640
Category total-962310
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-39--
Category total-40--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General31010-
Statistics, General293312-
Category total603322-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies2---
Category total2---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies38521-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management-6--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-21--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-141--
Category total3817321-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-36--
Religion/Religious Studies21013-
Category total124815-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General34325-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other12---
Geology/Earth Science, General007-
Optics/Optical Sciences-1--
Physics, General12313-
Physics, Other-174-
Category total582449-
Psychology, General1051127-
Category total1051127-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General194687-
Public Policy Analysis, Other1---
Category total195687-
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics19210218-
Economics, General100-
International Relations and Affairs-58-3
Political Science and Government, General941811-
Category total353194503
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education-0--
Theology/Theological Studies-1786-
Category total-1906-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation847-
Art/Art Studies, General-1--
Dance, General0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-12--
Music, General434-
Visual and Performing Arts, General3---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other17---
Category total362011-
Grand total1,8792,7001,02161
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Recognized student veteran organization
  • provides links to various student veteran organizations.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 25
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 199
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $22,818
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $29,418
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,750
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined11872
Field Hockey24
Swimming and Diving3032
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1895 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)10/1/1987 - 12/31/2003Expired
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1931 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist11/7/1943 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/23/1948 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels10/21/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels10/7/2000 - 2/14/2014Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 - 2/14/2017Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
214 Page Building - Counseling and Psychological Services
3/1/1982 - 7/16/2017Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession105
Drug law violations1117
Liquor law violations202
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault818
Motor vehicle theft91811
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate0.7%0.4%0.6%
Number in default161014
Number in repayment2,2102,2942,240
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)