History at Duke University
Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina and approximately 16,172 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 46 history majors received their bachelor's degree from Duke.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in History section at the bottom of this page.
Duke History Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Master’s Degree in History
- Doctorate Degree in History
Duke History Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks history programs across the country. The following shows how Duke performed in these rankings.
Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The history major at Duke is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for History. 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.
|Best History Master’s Degree Schools||5|
|Most Focused History Master’s Degree Schools||249|
History Student Demographics at Duke
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Duke University.
Duke History Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% more racial-ethnic minorities in its history 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 history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||4|
|Hispanic or Latino||8|
Duke History Master’s Program
In the history master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 60% of degree recipients. That is 32% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Duke University with a master's in history.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
Duke also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 10 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within History
History majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Duke University. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
- Communication & Journalism
- Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies
- Social Sciences
Careers That History Grads May Go Into
A degree in history 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|
|High School Teachers||25,240||$47,580|
|Museum Technicians and Conservators||210||$40,850|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Bjoertvedt under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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