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Literature at Duke University

If you are interested in studying literature, you may want to check out the program at Duke University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina and has a total student population of 16,686. In 2019, 15 literature majors received their bachelor's degree from Duke.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Literature section at the bottom of this page.

Duke Literature Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Literature

Duke Literature Rankings

The literature major at Duke is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Literature. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Literature Student Demographics at Duke

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the literature majors at Duke University.

Duke Literature Bachelor’s Program

53% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 15 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in literature from Duke in 2019, 47% were men and 53% were women. The typical literature bachelor's degree program is made up of only 26% men. So male students are more repesented at Duke since its program graduates 21% more men than average.

Duke Gender Breakdown of Literature Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 28% more racial-ethnic minorities in its literature bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Duke University with a bachelor's in literature.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Literature Majors at Duke University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 6
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Duke also has a doctoral program available in literature. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Literature Grads May Go Into

A degree in literature can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NC, the home state for Duke University.

Occupation Jobs in NC Average Salary in NC
English Language and Literature Professors 2,720 $64,080
Editors 2,090 $67,450
Writers and Authors 950 $67,250


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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