Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering | Facts and Stats

Facts & Stats

Duke ECE: at a Glance

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

Rankings

  • #1 in U.S. faculty research productivity in computer engineering (Academic Analytics v.2020)
  • #5 in U.S. faculty research productivity in electrical engineering (Academic Analytics v.2020)
  • Top 25 U.S. undergraduate computer engineering program—U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 20 U.S. graduate computer engineering program—U.S. News & World Report
  • #4 STEM University for Women (Forbes)
  • #6 university in the U.S. and #8 worldwide in AI/machine learning research (NeurIPS 2017 Publication Index)
  • #7 in the U.S. in electrical engineering (College Factual)
  • Top 10 Best School for Engineering Majors by Salary Potential (Payscale.com)
  • Top 15 US college that pays off the most for engineering students (CNBC)
  • Top 10 Graduate Engineering Programs Popular with Women (U.S. News & World Report)

Undergraduate Program

  • 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

Graduate Program

  • 192 PhD students
  • 168 MS students
  • 36 MEng 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 October 2, 2020