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Duke Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Is Duke really diverse? College Factual's <nil> diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at Duke. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Duke Student Population

16,172 Total Students
6,572 Undergraduates
8,780 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Duke University?

Duke total enrollment is approximately 16,172 students. 6,572 are undergraduates and 8,780 are graduate students.

Duke Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Duke undergraduate population is made up of 51% women, and 49% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Duke Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,661
Asian 1,397
Hispanic 669
Black or African American 576
International 527
Multi-Ethnic 380
Unknown 325
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Duke Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 53% of full-time grad students are women, and 47% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Duke Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,055
International 2,258
Asian 806
Black or African American 551
Hispanic 506
Unknown 304
Multi-Ethnic 273
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Duke Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,106
International 2,954
Asian 2,284
Hispanic 1,211
Black or African American 1,175
Unknown 692
Multi-Ethnic 685
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 10

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Duke University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 12,954
Black or African American 2,950
Asian 1,791
Multi-Ethnic 213
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 24
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Duke.

Duke Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 8,515 female students and 7,657 male students at Duke.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Duke is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  79.41 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about Duke faculty.

There are approximately 11,275 female teachers and 7,424 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

83.53% Out of State
9.63% Out of the Country

Duke ranks 25 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

83.53% of Duke students come from out of state, and 9.63% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  98 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
North Carolina 207
California 167
New York 151
Florida 125
Texas 96

International Students at Duke

Students from 126 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at Duke.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
39.15% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  78.70 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Duke, 39.15% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
25-29 3,975
22-24 3,305
20-21 3,165
18-19 3,150
30-34 1,389
35 and over 1,034
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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