Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering | Facts and Stats

Facts & Stats


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

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

#6 university worldwide in AI/machine learning research

Top 25 U.S. graduate electrical and computer engineering program

Top 25 U.S. undergraduate computer engineering program

Sources: Academic Analytics v. 2020, U.S. News & World Report, 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