Duke University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,575

4.04% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,950

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.658%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

10.8%

31,671 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

15,735

95.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

94.6%

1,654 Graduates

About

Duke University is a higher education institution located in Durham County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Duke University were General Economics (205 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (192 degrees), and Computer Science (175 degrees).

In 2016, 5,822 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Duke University. 50.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,494 degrees), 3.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (770 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Duke University is $49,575, which is $23,719 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Duke University is $49,575, which is $23,719 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,950.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,575

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Duke University was $49,575. The cost of tuition at Duke University is $23,719 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$19,950

2016 Value

6.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Duke University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,950. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Duke University grew by 6.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,298

Room and Board

$1,260

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Duke University was of $14,298 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of room and board increased by 7.58% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Duke University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.79% with respect to 2015, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

0.658%

2015 Default Rate

14

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Duke University was 0.658%, which represents 14 out of the 2129 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Duke University received 31,671 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.44% annual growth. Out of those 31,671 applicants, 3,430 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 10.8% acceptance rate.

There were 15,735 students enrolled at Duke University in 2016, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duke University has an overall enrollment yield of 50.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

10.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,430

Accepted Out of 31,671

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Duke University was 10.8% (3,430 admissions from 31,671 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 11.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.44%, while admissions declined by -3.81%.

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SAT Scores

62%

Submission Percentage

1,070

Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Duke University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Duke University has a total enrollment of 15,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Duke University is 14,960 students and the part-time enrollment is 775. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Duke University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.9% White, 14.4% Asian, 7.09% Black or African American, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.534% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0636% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Duke University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (23.6%), followed by White Female (22%) and Asian Male (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (25.2%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and Asian Male (4.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Duke University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Duke University is 14,960 and the part-time enrollment is 775. This means that 95.1% of students enrolled at Duke University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%

2016 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 (83%), Duke University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,544

  2. Asian

    2,268

  3. Black or African American

    1,115

The enrolled student population at Duke University is 47.9% White, 14.4% Asian, 7.09% Black or African American, 5.71% Hispanic or Latino, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.534% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0636% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 429 students (2.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 28 more women than men received degrees from Duke University. The majority of degree recipients at Duke University are white (2,494 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (770 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Duke University is General Economics (205 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (192 degrees) and Computer Science (175 degrees).

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 Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Theology (219 degrees), and Legal (344 degrees).

Workforce

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 Physicians & surgeons (390,829 people), Miscellaneous managers (156,236 people), Postsecondary teachers (142,132 people), Clergy (108,592 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (99,079 people).

The most specialized majors at Duke University are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Theology (219 degrees), Legal (344 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (75 degrees), and Biology (556 degrees).

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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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Duke University are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Theology (219 degrees), Legal (344 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (75 degrees), and Biology (556 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duke University are Hospitals (457,982 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (275,550 people), Elementary & secondary schools (188,125 people), Offices of physicians (154,980 people), and Religious organizations (124,450 people).

The most specialized majors at Duke University are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Theology (219 degrees), Legal (344 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (75 degrees), and Biology (556 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 205 degrees awarded

  2. 192 degrees awarded

  3. 175 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Duke University was General Economics with 205 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,897

  2. 2,925

In 2016, 2,897 degrees were awarded to men at Duke University, which is 0.99 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,925).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 554 degrees were awarded to men at Duke University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.82 times more than the 304 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 304 degrees were awarded to women at Duke University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.549 times less than the 554 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%

100% Completion Time

95%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 87% of students graduating from Duke University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Duke University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.66% of graduates (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,494 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    770 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    689 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Duke University is white (2,494 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (770 degrees).

11.8% of degree recipients (689 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,253 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,241 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    407 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Duke University is white female (1,253 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,241 degrees).

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Operations

Duke University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.3B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $445M (6.09%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Duke University had a total expenditure of $5.17B. Of that $5.17B, they spent $2.19B on salaries and $5.17B on benefits.

Duke University employs 651 Professors, 277 Associate professors, and 238 Assistant professors. Most academics at Duke University are Male Professors (477), Female Professors(174), and Male Associate professors (172).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duke University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1212 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 1019 employees, and Management with 971 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.3B

2015 Endowment

3.69%

growth from 2014

Duke University has an endowment valued at about $7.3B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Duke University grew 3.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.03B 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $512M - Federal

  2. $46.2M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Duke University received $512M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $46.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$2.19B

Salary Expenditure

$5.17B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Duke University had a total expenditure of $5.17B. Of that $5.17B, they spent $2.19B on salaries and $5.17B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Duke University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.19B

2015 Salaries

3.31%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Duke University paid a median of $2.19B in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($5.17B) and a 3.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.27% growth from 2013 and a 5.21% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$187M

Instructional Salaries

1,369

Number of Employees

In 2015, Duke University paid a total of $187M to 1,369 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

651 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1212 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Duke University were Professor with 651 employees; Associate professor with 277 employees; and Associate professor with 238 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duke University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,212 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 1,019 employees; and Management with 971 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Duke University was Male Professor with 477 employees, Female Professor with 174 employees, and Male Associate professor with 172 employees.

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

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