For the 23rd year in a row, Duke University has placed in the Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual ranking of national universities that offer doctoral degrees.
In this year's ranking, Duke placed 10th. Last year, Duke was among three universities claiming positions 9 through 11.
U.S. News singled out Duke this year in four of eight categories of "programs to look for," which it described as programs education experts consider especially important for helping undergraduates achieve success. Duke was cited in the categories for study abroad, service learning, writing in the disciplines and undergraduate research/creative projects.
In addition, Duke was ranked ninth in a category called "great schools, great prices," for which the magazine compares a school's academic quality with the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. "The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal," the magazine said.
In a survey of high school guidance counselors conducted by the magazine, Duke is among four national universities claiming positions 9 through 12.
Additional information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings is available at www.usnews.com/.