Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering | Facts and Stats

Facts & Stats

Duke ECE Rankings

#1 in U.S. faculty research productivity in computer engineering

#5 in U.S. faculty research productivity in electrical engineering

Top 20 U.S. graduate electrical engineering and computer engineering programs

Top 25 U.S. undergraduate computer engineering program

Top 10 Graduate Engineering Programs Popular with Women

Top 15 US college that pays off the most for engineering students

Duke is #6 university worldwide in AI/machine learning research

Sources: Academic Analytics v. 2020, U.S. News & World Report, CNBS, NeurIPS Publication Index


Duke Electrical & Computer Engineering

At a glance

  • 40 tenured or tenure-track faculty
  • $32 million in new research awards, fiscal 2020
  • 192 PhD students
  • 204 Master's students
  • 235 Undergraduate students
  • 88 BSE graduates in the Class of 2020 (May graduates, ECE first major only)

Duke ECE Undergraduate

  • Average graduating class size: 85 (2016–2020)
  • Double majors: Computer Science, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Economics
  • Minors offered in ECE and AI/Machine Learning
  • Duke, Pratt, Chambers Fellowship award winners
  • SmartHome, Electric Car, Robotics competitions engage early in research

Duke ECE Master's and PhD

  • 192 PhD students
  • 168 Master of Science students
  • 36 Master of Engineering students
  • Funding sources are DoD, NSF, NIH, SRC, industry and other foundations
  • Students eligible for highly competitive Duke University and Pratt School of Engineering fellowships

Updated March 30, 2021