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 students of color. 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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very 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.

Male to female gender ratio for Duke University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Duke University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,137
Women 8,469

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 76%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

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.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
16,606
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.

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