Forbes Names Duke a ‘Best Employer In U.S.'

University ranked 27th of 500 large employers

Forbes Names Duke as Top Employer
Duke was the second-ranked educational institution among 500 top employers in the country for 2017.

Forbes this week named Duke University among its 2017 list of “Best Employers,” ranking the university 27th of 500 large institutions and companies across 25 industries.

Forbes worked with online statistics partner Statista to survey 30,000 American workers to gather their opinions of their employers. Respondents were asked how likely they were to recommend their employer to family and friends and what other employers they would recommend.  

“We are proud to be listed among the top employers in the nation,” said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration. “It is a reflection of the commitment our faculty and staff bring to their work every day. The quality of our people is why Duke is the exceptional place it is.”

A total of 25 education-based employers, from city school districts to universities, were included in the 500 best large employers. Duke was the second-highest university, behind the University of Miami, which ranked 15th overall.

For years, Duke has been recognized by a variety of publications and organizations as a “Best Employer.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has consistently listed Duke as one of its Great Colleges to Work For, and Duke has also been highlighted by organizations such as AARP, NC Nurses Association, DiversityInc, and Carolina Parent.

For full coverage of Forbes’ list, see this story.