Duke University

Durham, NC 27708

Established in 1838, Duke University is a private university in Durham, North Carolina. The campus was originally located in Trinity and moved to Durham in 1892. The university has a sprawling campus spread over 8,600 acres on three connected campuses. The main campus includes the 210-foot Duke Chapel, which is in the center of campus. Duke University is regularly recognized as a top university in national rankings. In 2017, Duke ranked 8th in the nation in the US News & World Report ranking of best colleges. It is also on the list of the top ten universities to produce Forbes 400 billionaires.

Duke University offers undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs that are accredited by the CCNE. The undergraduate programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The graduate programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. The accelerated BSN program lasts for 16 months and is designed for students with an undergraduate degree and the prerequisite courses. The accelerated and traditional BSN programs include close to 800 hours of clinical experiences at multiple facilities connected to the Duke University Health System and other healthcare facilities in the region.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate97%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 139
Nursing Administration Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 3
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 5
Nurse Anesthetist Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 10
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 1
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 51
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 30
Nursing Administration Master's degree 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 67
Nursing Education Master's degree 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 4
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nursing Science Master's degree 0
Nursing Education Master's degree 7
Nursing Administration Master's degree 24
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 27
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 54
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Duke University

Averett University
47.61 miles away
Methodist University
59.76 miles away
Barton College
60.4 miles away
University of Mount Olive
73.52 miles away
Pfeiffer University
83.18 miles away
Liberty University
94.05 miles away
Lynchburg College
97.32 miles away
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
100.79 miles away
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
103.33 miles away
Wingate University
110.04 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1895 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1987 - 12/31/2003
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/21/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/07/2000 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading680 to 770
SAT: Math700 to 800
SAT: Writing690 to 780
ACT Composite31 to 34
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,728
30k to 48k$1,302
48k to 75k$7,880
75k to 110k$22,049
Over 110k$48,925
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,549.00 $1,549.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $2,875.00 $2,875.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Duke University
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC 27708

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