2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Duke University is $57,633.
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2021-2022 is $57,337.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.51% from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 2.49% from the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($56,942 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$57,931$17,564
2020-2021$57,633$18,002
Change % 2020-2021-0.51%2.49%
2021-2022$57,337$18,451
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees are $59,140 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $61,481 for the academic year 2021-2022.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.51% from the previous year. Its graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($49,302 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$56,888$17,564
2020-2021$59,140$18,002
Change % 2020-20213.96%2.49%
2021-2022$61,481$18,451
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Duke University.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2018-2019$1,680
2019-2020$1,746
2020-2021$1,815
Graduate2018-2019$3,110
2019-2020$3,230
2020-2021$3,355
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $93,200 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $114,500 for Duke University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$93,200$111,600$76,100
7 Years After Graduation$95,000--
8 Years After Graduation$103,200--
9 Years After Graduation$101,100--
10 Years After Graduation$114,500$129,400$100,700

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Duke University?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $241,051.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$58,666$59,718$60,789$61,878$241,051
Class of 2026Fall 2022$59,718$60,789$61,878$62,988$245,373
Class of 2027Fall 2023$60,789$61,878$62,988$64,117$249,772
Class of 2028Fall 2024$61,878$62,988$64,117$65,267$254,250
Class of 2029Fall 2025$62,988$64,117$65,267$66,437$258,808
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $321,774.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Duke University.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$78,395$79,745$81,118$82,515$321,774
Class of 2026Fall 2022$79,745$81,118$82,515$83,938$327,316
Class of 2027Fall 2023$81,118$82,515$83,938$85,385$332,956
Class of 2028Fall 2024$82,515$83,938$85,385$86,857$338,695
Class of 2029Fall 2025$83,938$85,385$86,857$88,356$344,535
Last year, 56% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $139,946.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Duke University.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$32,938$34,288$35,661$37,058$139,946
Class of 2026Fall 2022$34,288$35,661$37,058$38,481$145,488
Class of 2027Fall 2023$35,661$37,058$38,481$39,928$151,128
Class of 2028Fall 2024$37,058$38,481$39,928$41,400$156,867
Class of 2029Fall 2025$38,481$39,928$41,400$42,899$162,707

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Duke University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Duke University 2021 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$57,633$1,434 $18,002
Graduate$59,140 $1,434$18,002


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