Duke Demographics & Diversity
Racial DiversityVery High
A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Duke are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 54% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
Gender DiversityVery High
There are 4% more female students than male students enrolled at Duke University with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Duke has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery High
Duke serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 87% of the student body residing outside of North Carolina or from other countries.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$78,468 per year
13% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||0.3%|
|Part time Undergrads||0.2%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198419 IPEDS survey data for Duke University.