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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: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,984 (6,639 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 opportunities - graduate level
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty4,807258
Research and public service1,16260
Total graduate assistants-1,491
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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$45,376$47,243$49,241$51,2654.1%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,260$1,260$1,2600.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,902$13,290$14,032$14,4382.9%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$61,748$63,999$66,739$69,1693.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,06962%————
Grant or scholarship aid76244%$32,540,740$42,704
Federal grants21312%$1,606,826$7,544
Pell grants20112%$865,186$4,304
Other federal grants795%$741,640$9,388
State/local government grant or scholarships563%$244,900$4,373
Institutional grants or scholarships74743%$30,689,014$41,083
Student loan aid71041%$4,232,805$5,962
Federal student loans69640%$3,518,930$5,056
Other student loans483%$713,875$14,872
  • 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 aid13,70656%$146,699,555$39,584
Pell grants90314%$3,837,186$4,249
Federal student loans2,69141%$14,491,765$5,385
  • 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.

  • 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$19,116$21,764$21,295
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$6,871$8,777$11,904
$30,001 – $48,000$5,507$11,915$3,317
$48,001 – $75,000$14,207$16,180$7,573
$75,001 – $110,000$25,480$25,085$24,072
$110,001 and more$45,034$41,893$48,841
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment15,984
Undergraduate enrollment6,639
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment23
Graduate enrollment9,345
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
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%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $85
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants31,22015,56815,652
Percent admitted11%12%11%
Percent admitted who enrolled49%49%49%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
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 2015 (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 Critical Reading670760
SAT Math690790
SAT Writing690780
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3035
ACT Math3235
ACT Writing810
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 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
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 2007]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 95%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 93%
Female: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 88%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 93%
Hispanic/Latino: 94%
White: 96%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 93%
Non-resident alien: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies3---
Area Studies, Other10---
East Asian Studies-24--
Women's Studies5---
Category total1824--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17626-
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-08-
Biomedical Sciences, General-28--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-04-
Genome Sciences/Genomics-317-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-010-
Molecular Biology-34-
Molecular Genetics-111-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-95-
Category total32595106-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-7641579
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-100-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-27--
Category total-8011579
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other1---
Computer Science932414-
Category total942414-
International and Comparative Education43---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-12--
Category total4312--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering993331-
Civil Engineering, General12109-
Computer Engineering, General013--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering894631-
Materials Engineering-1--
Mechanical Engineering712111-
Category total27112482-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-180--
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology22--
Category total2182--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3402-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other0118-
Category total341110-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General512-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General800-
French Language and Literature900-
German Language and Literature008-
Italian Language and Literature000-
Portuguese Language and Literature0---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General074-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other2--0
Russian Language and Literature20--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General01--
Spanish Language and Literature6---
Category total379140
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-51610
Bioethics/Medical Ethics-10--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing06735
International Public Health/International Health035--
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-4--
Medical Informatics-24--
Nurse Anesthetist-30-1
Nursing Administration-24-0
Nursing Education-7-1
Nursing Practice--54-
Nursing Science-01-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-2713
Physical Therapy/Therapist--63-
Physician Assistant-89-0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse139---
Category total13936822520
History, General3964-
History, Other2---
Category total4164-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-10130
Category total-1012280
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-2--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-26--
Category total-28--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3826-
Statistics, General23298-
Category total613114-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0---
Category total0---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies4011513-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management-11--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-28--
Category total4015413-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-21--
Religion/Religious Studies7118-
Category total20349-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General36212-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other7---
Geology/Earth Science, General003-
Physics, General2029-
Physics, Other-149-
Category total631833-
Psychology, General1091931-
Category total1091931-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General158666-
Category total158666-
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-0--
Economics, General1808514-
International Relations and Affairs-39-5
Political Science and Government, General691714-
Category total312155415
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education-0--
Theology/Theological Studies-1744-
Category total-183430
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation629-
Art/Art Studies, General-3--
Dance, General2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-16--
Music, General584-
Visual and Performing Arts, General2---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other23---
Category total432913-
Grand total1,8102,474862134
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 30
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 109
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $22,188
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $22,534
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined13181
Field Hockey23
Swimming and Diving3133
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 -  Accredited
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 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession210
Drug law violations9111
Liquor law violations220
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape00
Aggravated assault081
Motor vehicle theft11918
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible5
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape00
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate0.4%0.6%1.1%
Number in default101424
Number in repayment2,2942,2402,120
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)