Quick Statistics about Duke University

Year Tuition Enrollment Faculty Budget Endowment
    Undergrad Graduate (full-time)    
1875 $60 140 41 5 n/a n/a
1880 $65 117 25 5 n/a n/a
1885 $50 146 0 8 n/a n/a
1890 $60 176 1 13 n/a n/a
1895 $60 127 0 13 n/a n/a
1900 $64 139 18 22 n/a n/a
1905 $68 263 30 24 n/a n/a
1910 $68 334 29 34 n/a n/a
1915 $68 501 29 41 n/a n/a
1920 $80 621 43 67 n/a n/a
1925 $90 1,307 89 152 n/a n/a
1930 $250 1,858 974 354 n/a n/a
1935 $250 2,614 1,704 353 n/a n/a
1940 $250 2,796 1,823 476 n/a n/a
1945 $350 3,711 1,135 508 n/a n/a
1950 $500 3,464 808 614 n/a n/a
1955 $600 3,754 800 584 n/a n/a
1960 $1,000 3,984 1,247 828 n/a n/a
1965 $1,237 4,064 2,347 795 n/a n/a
1970 $2,000 4,668 2,309 984 n/a n/a
1975 $2,780 5,252 2,803 1,161 n/a n/a
1980 $4,230 5,824 3,466 1,368 n/a n/a
1985 $7,380 6,042 3,343 1,424 n/a n/a
1990 $12,800 6,009 4,087 1,620 n/a $505,031,000
1991 $13,760 6,126 4,359 1,658 n/a $527,454,000
1992 $14,700 6,055 4,475 1,679 n/a $590,849,000
1993 $15,700 6,033 4,583 1,720 $939,000,000 $669,074,000
1994 $16,720 6,100 4,737 1,763 $957,000,000 $699,002,000
1995 $18,590 5,975 4,749 1,988 $1,006,000,000 $790,584,000
1996 $19,500 6,104 4,832 2,011 $1,100,000,000 $1,008,872,000
1997 $20,520 6,114 4,884 2,063 $1,600,000,000 $1,190,460,000
1998 $21,550 6,109 4,838 2,094 $1,200,000,000 $1,432,703,000
1999 $22,420 6,125 4,789 2,146 $1,900,000,000 $1,759,636,000
2000 $24,040 6,202 4,969 2,159 $2,100,000,000 $2,754,261,000
2001 $24,890 5,990 5,273 2,243 $2,583,418,000 $2,440,878,000
2002 $26,000 5,916 5,588 2,290 See notes below
2003 $27,050 6,095 5,689 2,364
2004 $28,475 6,066 5,999 2,477
2005 $29,770 6,137 6,022 2,524
2006 $32,845 6,244 6,844 2,518
2007 $34,335 6,294 6,447 2,730
2008 $36,065 6,340 7,117 2,877
2009 $39,075 6,400 7,262 3,031
2010 $40,575 6,504 7,744 3,138
2011 $40,665 6,526 8,220 3,200
2012 $42,308 6,484 8,107 3,262
2013 $45,620 6.495 8,105 3,340

Notes:

  • Figures from 1990 onward are given for the fall semester of the year indicated and were taken from the university's annual reports and financial statements. Earlier figures are taken from bulletins and other sources as available. Due to differences in accounting methods, figures prior to 1990 are not always comparable with the figures for later years.
    • The tuition figure is for first-year students in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and does not include room, board and fees. Tuition in the graduate and professional schools varies.
    • The figures for faculty and students are full-time equivalent (FTE) figures for the fall semester.
  • For financial data since 2002, see past financial reports at Year in Review and the current financial report.
    • The value given for the endowment is the market value at the time the annual report is released. The figure does not include the value of funds held by other parties (e.g., The Duke Endowment).