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Duke Demographics & Diversity

Durham, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very 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 people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Duke University students
Race Percent of Students
White 46%
Black 10%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 22%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 10%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 15% more female students than male students enrolled at Duke University with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Duke has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Duke University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Duke University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,213
Women 9,407

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very 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.

Enrollment by geographic location for Duke University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 13%
Out of State 79%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,468 per year

12% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
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.