Duke University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 93
Bachelor's
 87
Master's
 91
Doctoral

Duke University's Top Rankings

Duke University is ranked on 15 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Duke University

We calculated a salary score for each of Duke University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Duke University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Duke Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 99 100% Not Reported $37,570 99
Biology, General 11 88% $8,990 $22,330 11
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 95 95% $10,000 $73,320 95
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 56 97% $13,330 $31,940 56
Computer Engineering 100 97% $10,000 $105,310 100
Computer Science 100 97% $10,000 $119,250 100
Economics 100 96% $10,000 $95,120 100
English Language and Literature, General 96 96% Not Reported $39,370 96
History 100 88% $11,250 $52,110 100
International and Comparative Education 24 83% $10,000 $25,190 24
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 92 89% Not Reported $37,780 92
Mathematics 100 96% $7,500 $79,450 100
Mechanical Engineering 99 95% $12,000 $80,290 99
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 71 92% $11,140 $36,990 71
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 58 87% $10,000 $31,040 58
Political Science and Government 98 88% $8,980 $49,210 98
Psychology, General 98 93% $10,000 $39,730 98
Public Health 51 91% $7,500 $35,060 51
Public Policy Analysis 92 97% $8,940 $53,360 92
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 53 99% $18,750 $66,280 53
Sociology 100 100% $14,000 $48,430 100
Statistics 95 100% Not Reported $86,870 95
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 98 87% Not Reported $46,770 98

Salary Scores for Duke Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 73 99% $129,420 $109,760 73
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 41 96% $63,140 $78,340 41
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 68 100% $78,750 $76,460 68
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 97% $82,370 $146,350 100
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 98 100% Not Reported $156,670 98
Engineering-Related Fields 64 100% $53,890 $97,600 64
Fine and Studio Arts 96 100% Not Reported $46,480 96
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9 84% Not Reported $33,990 9
Medical Illustration and Informatics 95 100% $58,090 $97,960 95
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 85 99% $70,410 $60,000 85
Natural Resources Management and Policy 72 96% Not Reported $54,320 72
Physics 9 88% Not Reported $50,440 9
Public Health 21 100% $72,310 $43,800 21
Public Policy Analysis 77 99% $76,030 $68,220 77
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 43 98% $74,070 $96,650 43
Religion/Religious Studies 47 96% Not Reported $45,030 47
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 18 100% Not Reported $40,310 18
Theological and Ministerial Studies 36 95% $57,500 $41,330 36

Salary Scores for Duke Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 9 100% Not Reported $66,170 9
Law 100 98% $139,960 $168,300 100
Medicine 64 100% $154,760 $59,170 64
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 50 100% $95,030 $116,080 50
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 23 100% $166,850 $66,500 23
Theological and Ministerial Studies 58 100% $39,000 $56,230 58

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

Erin Jones 1/17/2020

Duke has been a great disappointment. The program is wholly unorganized. Clinical rotations are NOT guaranteed as they advertise, and the online course structure is a mess. Overall, the program needs an overhaul, communication is clearly lacking among many departments. If I could choose differently all over again, I would.

Keizra Mecklai 8/15/2019

I really enjoyed my time at Duke. It feels like Duke is constantly trying hard to provide a unique set of experiences and opportunities for students. I participated in a number of 'Signature Duke' programs like the FOCUS program for first-years, Duke Engage (a funded internship somewhere around the world), and more - and these really made the school feel unique. Duke also is constantly trying to improve. In the time I was there and during the three years after, Duke has built new dining halls, new dorms, a... Read More