Facilities and Properties
Operating Revenues, Operating Expenditures
The Campaign for Duke
Duke University Medical Center
John Hope Franklin Center
The Blue Devils
Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences
The Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy
The Nasher Museum of Art
Duke University Press
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
French Sciences Building
Duke University Marine Laboratory
Performing arts at Duke
The Primate Center
The Joseph M. and Kathleen Price Bryan Center
The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then-named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892. In December 1924, the provisions of James B. Duke's indenture created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.
As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.
For more information about Duke's history, see the Duke University Archives.
President: Richard H. Brodhead
Provost: Peter Lange
Chancellor for Health Affairs: Victor J. Dzau, M.D.
Executive Vice President: Tallman Trask III
A more comprehensive listing is available here.
|Schools and Colleges||year established|
|Trinity College of Arts & Sciences||1859|
|School of Law||1904|
|School of Medicine||1930|
|School of Nursing||1931|
|Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences||1938|
|Pratt School of Engineering||1939|
|Fuqua School of Business||1969|
|Students Enrollment (full-time)||Fall 2004|
|North Carolina residents||15%|
|Graduate and Professional||5,993|
|Admissions - Class of 2008|
|Degrees Conferred||(July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)|
|Graduate and Professional||2,037|
|Faculty Fall 2004||(tenure/tenure track)||(other regular rank)*|
|Arts and Sciences||467||133|
* (Includes professors of the practice, research professors, lecturers, clinical professors and medical associates.)
|Faculty - by rank||tenure or tenure track|
|Employees (February 2005)||(full-time and part-time)|
|Schools of Medicine, Nursing||7,527|
|DUHS Clinical Labs||567|
|Duke University Hospital*||5,498|
|Durham Regional Hospital*||1,397|
|Duke Health Raleigh Hospital*||837|
|Duke Health Community Care*|
(includes Duke Community Infusion Services,
Triangle Hospice and Duke Home Care)
|Patient Revenue Management Org.*||1,166|
|Private Diagnostic Clinic*||575|
|Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center*||66|
|DUHS Corporate Services||1,024|
|Duke University Affiliated Physicians*||399|
|Duke Clinical Research Institute*||775|
|*(Duke University Health System)|
|Golf Course (including Washington Duke Inn & jogging trail)||456|
|Marine Lab, Beaufort||15|
(Excludes maintenance and support facilities.)
|Academic and Research||74|
|Athletics and Recreation||13|
|Central Campus Apt. Bldgs.||45|
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2004-2005
Arts & Sciences and Engineering $32,409
Room and Board (average) $ 8,830
Total (Excluding books, supplies and personal expenses) $41,239
Duke University is committed to a need-blind admission policy, which means it admits undergraduates without consideration of their families' ability to pay tuition and other college costs and meets 100 percent of students' demonstrated financial need for four years. Four of 10 undergraduates receive financial aid. Duke expects to administer $55 million for need-based aid and merit aid programs in fiscal 2005-2006, excluding loans and work-study support. For more information, see Duke Financial Aid.
Duke University Health System generated 48 percent of the university's overall $2.81 billion in operating revenues in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004. Other major contributors included: governmental agencies,15 percent; tuition and fees (less aid), 9 percent; investment income, 7 percent; external gift sources, 7 percent; contributions, 4 percent; auxiliary enterprises, 5 percent; Private Diagnostic Clinic, 3 percent; and The Duke Endowment, 2 percent.
Duke University Health System also accounted for the largest portion, 50 percent, of the university's overall $2.73 billion operating expenditures in fiscal 2004. Instruction and departmental research accounted for 18 percent and sponsored and budgeted research for another 16 percent. Other significant operating expenditures included: auxiliary enterprises, 6 percent; general administration, 4 percent; libraries, 2 percent; student services, 2 percent; and scholarships, fellowships and grants, 2 percent.
From the start of 1996 through the end of 2003, the university raised $2.36 billion in the Campaign for Duke. When it ended, the campaign was the fifth largest in the history of American higher education. For more information about giving to Duke, see Duke University Development.
Duke Chapel, a symbol of the university, is at the center of the Gothic West Campus. Built in 1932, the chapel is dominated by a 210-foot tower housing a 50-bell carillon. Washington Duke and his sons Benjamin and James are entombed in the Memorial Chapel. Duke Chapel is open to visitors 8 a.m.-10 p.m. during the academic year and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. during the summer. Ecumenical worship services are held every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Duke University Medical Center, established in 1930, comprises clinical, training and research programs. The medical center has one of 40 federally funded comprehensive cancer centers, an eye center, a general clinical research unit and other highly advanced treatment and research facilities. Duke University Hospital is licensed for 1,050 beds. Life Flight, Duke's air ambulance service, flies more than 1,100 times a year to transport critically ill patients.
Duke Hospital is also the flagship of the broader Duke University Health System, which includes two community hospitals -- Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital -- and affiliations with other hospitals in the region, community-based primary care physician practices, home care, infusion services and hospice care.
The Duke libraries, with more than 5 million volumes, rank among the top 10 private research libraries in the United States. The William R. Perkins Library system comprises a main library, seven branch libraries and a state-of-the-art shelving facility. There are also four professional school libraries. Duke's main library houses government documents, maps, newspapers and microforms. Its special collections library contains 11 million manuscripts and other printed and pictorial matter. A $55 million expansion of the main Perkins Library, which began in late 2003, includes the 110,00-square-foot, five-story Bostock Library building and the von der Heyden Pavilion, which are both scheduled to open in October 2005.
The University Archives, part of the Perkins Library system, is the official repository for printed and written materials and photographs that chronicle Duke's past.
The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, named after the acclaimed historian and civil rights advocate, is home to 18 Duke programs in the humanities and social sciences. At the center, scholars, artists and members of the community have the opportunity to engage in public discourse on such issues as race, social equity and globalization. The center is located at Erwin Road and Trent Drive and includes gallery space, state-of-the-art rooms for classes and lectures, and digital and video-editing facilities.
The Blue Devils compete in the 12-member Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and field teams in 26 varsity sports. Duke's men's basketball team consistently is ranked among the nation's elite and won the national championship in 1991, 1992 and 2001. The football program has participated in all four major bowl games and has won or shared the American Football Coaches Association's academic achievement award a nation-leading 12 times for the highest graduation rate in the country, most recently in 2005. The men's soccer team won the national championship in 1986 and reached the NCAA final in 1996; the men's lacrosse team reached the NCAA final in 2005. The Duke women's programs are just as exceptional. The women's basketball team has advanced to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 every year since 1998 and reached the Final Four in 1999 and 2002. The women's golf team won the national championship in 1999, 2002 and 2005. The women's tennis team has won 15 of the past 18 ACC championships, received 16 consecutive NCAA tournament bids, and reached the NCAA final in 1998. The women's field hockey team reached the NCAA final in 2003 and 2004; the women's lacrosse team won the ACC championship in 2005 and reached the NCAA semifinals for the second time. For more information, visit Duke Athletics.
The 322,000-square-foot, $97 million Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (CIEMAS) opened in June 2004. The four-building complex on Science Drive houses the research and teaching activity of bioengineering, the Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications Systems and materials science and materials engineering, as well as an emerging initiative in remote sensing and instrumentation.
The Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy is dedicated to scholarly and scientific inquiry involving interdisciplinary research in genome sciences and policy. The IGSP supports campus-wide research and scholarship that explores the impact of genome sciences on all aspects of life, human health, social policy, law and technology.Programmatically, the IGSP brings faculty together from across the campus, with members drawn from or appointed in Arts & Sciences, Medicine, Law, Business, Engineering, and Environment. The IGSP main offices are located in CIEMAS, with lab and office space also in the 120,000 square foot, $41 million Snyderman Genome Sciences Research Building, which opened in 2003 , the North Building and the Carl Building.
The $35 million, 344-bed residence hall is scheduled to open on East Campus in fall 2005. The residence halls are part of a broader campus initiative to improve students' undergraduate experiences. In addition to moving all sophomores onto West Campus, Duke is strengthening its residential life and academic support services for students and renovating existing West Campus dormitories. The changes build upon the success of the university's 1995-96 initiative to house all first-year students on East Campus and are aimed at building a community across social, civic and academic realms.
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will open its new building designed by architect Rafael Vi?oly on Oct. 2, 2005, creating a major new center for the arts on campus. The $23 million museum will foster multidisciplinary learning and serve the larger Research Triangle community. The former Duke University Museum of Art (DUMA) closed in May 2004. The new museum will inaugurate its two new special exhibition galleries with The Evolution of the Nasher Collection and The Forest: Politics, Poetics and Practice, reflecting the museum's focus on modern and contemporary art. The museum is located at Duke University Road and Anderson Street, adjacent to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Duke University Press publishes about 120 new books each year, as well as more than 30 scholarly journals. These publications are mainly in the humanities andsocial sciences, but some also cover aspects of law, medicine, the sciences and mathematics. While many of the Press's books are intended primarily for scholarly audiences or use in academic courses, others are published for general interest readers. Duke Press is especially noted for its publications in cultural studies ( including popular culture, such as rock, jazz and country music, film, television, art and visual culture), Latin American and Asian studies, history, anthropology, gay and lesbian studies, and studies of globalization.
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 55 acres of landscaped and woodland gardens in the heart of Duke's West Campus, are open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. Each year more than 300,000 visitors enjoy the gardens' five miles of walkways and more than 2,000 species and varieties of plants. The terraces feature seasonal floral displays, perennials, trees and The Terrace Cafe, which offers light meals, snacks and drinks. The H.L. Blomquist Garden has plants native to the southeastern United States; the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum is devoted to plants of eastern Asia. The Doris Duke Center, a 12,000-square-foot educational and visitors center, also houses a gift shop and areas for meetings, receptions and catered events.
The Duke Forest, established in 1931, covers 7,200 acres in the north central Piedmont. It serves as a natural outdoor laboratory for Duke and neighboring universities. The forest is managed for multiple uses, including education, research, protection of wildlife and rare plant species, and demonstration of timber management practices. Selected roads and fire trails are open to visitors for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Two picnic shelters off of N.C. 751 are available for rent. Forest maps showing roads and trails are also available.
The $115 million, 280,000-square-foot French Sciences Building, slated to be completed in 2006, will feature state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories for genomics, biological chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, physical biology and bioinformatics. The building will bring together several Arts & Science disciplines under one roof, providing space for the departments of chemistry and biology, biological anthropology and anatomy, mathematics and physics. The project will also provide six new research greenhouses to house one of the most diverse collections of plants under glass in the Southeast, comprising more than 2,000 different species from many environments.
The Duke University Marine Laboratory at coastal Beaufort, N.C., is a campus of Duke University and a unit within the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. Its mission is education and research in basic ocean processes, coastal environment management, marine biotechnology and marine biomedicine. The faculty offer courses for undergraduate and graduate students during the regular year and two summer sessions. Modern laboratory, field and shipboard facilities are available for use by visiting researchers.
Performing arts at Duke encompass a wide spectrum of events, including music, theater, dance and literary arts presented on both East and West campuses and in Duke Gardens. Page Auditorium is home to the Duke Performances professional series, Broadway at Duke series and the On Stage series, among others. Reynolds Industries Theater hosts Theater Previews at Duke, Chamber Arts Society events major performances and student productions, such as those by Duke Players, Duke Dance and Hoof'n'Horn. Baldwin Auditorium and the Nelson Music Room are sites for most of the musical productions by faculty artists, Duke's resident Ciompi Quartet, and guest jazz, folk and world music artists. Duke also hosts the American Dance Festival, an internationally renowned celebration of modern dance each summer featuring performances and classes. In all, the university offers more than 500 events each year. For tickets and information, go to the University Box Office or call (919) 684-4444.
The Primate Center, the only university-based facility in the world devoted to the study of prosimian primates, is home to the world's largest colony of endangered primates, including more than 250 lemurs, bush babies and lorises. More than 85 percent of the center's inhabitants were born on site. The center has led a program to reintroduce black and white ruffed lemurs to Madagascar, the first return of any prosimian primates to the island nation. The Primate Center is on the edge of Duke Forest along Lemur Lane off Erwin Road. Visits to the center are by appointment; call (919) 489-3364.
The Joseph M. and Kathleen Price Bryan Center is the hub of student activity. The center serves as an expanded student union and home to student organizations and the University Union, which oversees student-run cultural and social activities. It contains theaters, restaurants, a coffeehouse, book and merchandise stores, an information desk, a post office, bank machines and offices.
The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, established in 1983 and located on the second floor of the West Union Building on West Campus, further strengthened Duke's commitment to foster an appreciation of the heritage of black Americans. The center features an art gallery, performing space, a library and lounge and sponsors speakers and events on race, ethnicity and social difference. The center also plays a central role in planning the university's annual week-long commemoration and celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.