With over 3,400 people on the academic staff and over 2,500 full time faculty members, Duke University has a 6 to 1 student to faculty ratio. A majority of the professors are internationally renowned, with 90% teaching in the undergraduate schools. They are available for assistance with research projects, internships, the Focus Program, and independent studies. Duke also offers programs such as study abroad, ROTC, teacher certification, and distance learning.

After about four years, approximately 89% graduate. A majority of students decide to stay at Duke after completing their first year, resulting in a 98%% retention rate.

Duke is an extremely diverse school within North Carolina, with students coming from all over the United States and the world. However, a majority of students do come from the East Coast as well as Texas and California.

Academic Profile for 2023

Four Year Graduation Rate

Six Year Graduation Rate

Eight Year Graduation Rate

Student to Faculty Ratio
6 to 1

First Year Retention Rate

Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
students in 2020

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information

Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2021 school year

Students Total

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2020 school year

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Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Graduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Undergraduate level programs or courses are offered via distance education
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)



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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1895 - Current

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Agency / Program Period of Accreditation Status
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
[Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program]
10/01/1987 - 12/31/2003
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
[Law (LAW) - Professional schools]
01/01/1931 - Current
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
[Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist]
11/07/1943 - Current
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
[Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs]
02/23/1948 - Current
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
[Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration]
07/01/1989 - 03/11/2010
Loss of Accreditation or Preaccreditation: Voluntary Withdrawal
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 theology]
07/01/1938 - Current
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
[Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels]
10/21/2009 - Current
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
[Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels]
10/03/2003 - Current
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
[Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels]
10/03/2003 - Current
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 levels]
10/07/2000 - Current
Renewal of Accreditation
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
[Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree]
07/01/1942 - Current
Renewal of Accreditation
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
[Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools]
01/01/1991 - Current
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
[(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs]
(Duke University Medical Center)
10/23/1974 - Current
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