Duke Listed Seventh in Latest U.S. News Rankings
Duke University climbed from 10th to 7th among national universities that offer doctoral degrees in the latest Best College rankings by US News & World Report that were released on Monday. The university’s undergraduate nursing program was ranked No. 1 in the nation. Duke ranks 2nd in biomedical engineering and 3rd in both Service Learning and Writing in the Disciplines.
Duke also was singled out as being one of the most innovative schools, ranking 10th in the nation.
Some of the factors used to compute the rankings include graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduation rate performance, undergraduate academic reputation as determined by peer assessment, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources per student, alumni giving and graduate indebtedness.
Duke also ranked in several other categories:
- Biocomputing/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology (8)
- Undergraduate Teaching - National Universities (9)
- Co-ops/Internships (10)
- Senior Capstone (10)
- Best Undergraduate Economics (11)
- Best Undergraduate Psychology (11)
- Environmental/Environmental Health (11)
- Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects (12)
- Study Abroad (13)
- Learning Communities (17)
- Best Value - National Universities (17)
- Best Undergraduate Engineering (19)
- Best Undergraduate Computer Science (23)
- First-Year Experiences (32)
The US News & World Report rankings come on the heels of Duke University and Duke University Health System being named among the “Best-In-State Employers” in 2023, according to Forbes. Duke University Health System placed 14th overall in the state. Duke University was ranked 24th.
The schools of medicine and law at Duke no longer participate in the US News & World Report’s graduate school rankings over reservations about the value and validity of the rankings and their influence on education decisions.