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Academics at Duke University - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Duke will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Duke this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 6,682 undergraduate students at Duke University is 1,524 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 6 to 1 which places Duke University among the best concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Duke University , there are 6 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the best regarding instructional attention.
The vast majority of the instructors (93.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (100.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The vast majority of the faculty (93.0% ) are full-time.
A significant percentage of the faculty (43.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

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Most Popular Majors Students Sign Up For

Duke University offers 71 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 56 majors within 20 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Duke University awarded 2,405 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Computer Science0339339
Public Policy0233233
General Biology0165165

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