Duke University

Is Duke a Good School for the Money?

Duke University Value Report

What is a Duke degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Duke with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within North Carolina, Duke is a Great Quality for a Fair Price.

Top 50% North Carolina Value
#1 North Carolina Quality

Duke University is ranked #1 out of #56 in North Carolina for quality and #20 out of #50 for North Carolina value.

This makes it a great quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  20 out of 50
Great Value
State Value Score  60.00 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if Duke offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 1% National Quality

Duke University is ranked #576 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Duke University is priced competitvely when compared to other colleges of similar quality. Based on this information we believe it is a good price for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  576 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  60.87 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $180,951 B
Princeton University $181,925 B
Williams College $198,696 B-
Stanford University $198,802 B-
Duke University $211,039 B-
California Institute of Technology $214,065 C+
Harvard University $221,071 C+

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $211,039 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from Duke will cost you about $211,039. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $51,473 and a typical 4.1 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $51,473
Average Years to Graduate 4.1
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $211,039

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Duke student takes 4.1 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Duke degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$129,035 In-State With Aid
$315,409 Avg Cost No Aid
4.1 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Duke.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $315,409 #687 C
All Students $211,039 #576 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $129,035 #111 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $315,409 #20 B-
All Students $211,039 #20 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $129,035 #14 B

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of North Carolina.

About 66% of Duke students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Duke financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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