For years, Duke has ranked among the best institutions in the country for students and patients as a top university and hospital with some of the best graduate programs. Now, Duke's name is cropping up on prestigious lists that represent a different constituency — the more than 30,000 faculty and staff at Duke.
Duke has been named as a best place to work by several publications and organizations, including Carolina Parent, Computerworld, The Scientist, and the American Association of Retired Persons, among others. The organizations recognizing Duke represent a diverse range of interests, from family-friendly and preventive health to the needs of IT professionals and academic researchers. See the sidebar for details.
Named Durham Regional Hospital one of 50 Best Employers for Workers over 50 years old.
American Heart Association
Duke Medicine recognized by the American Heart Association as a winner of the Start! Fit-Friendly Platinum Award.
Named Duke University and Health System among the top 50 family-friendly workplaces in NC.
CEO Cancer Roundtable
Duke Medicine accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard.
Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education
Duke recognized as an exemplary employer in a survey of junior faculty members. Duke achieved exemplary status in seven of 12 categories, more than all but Brown and Stanford.
Duke named a top university for diversity, among five colleges that "stand head and shoulders above the rest."
Duke named one of America's "Best Employers" in 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 as well as one of the "Best Emplyers for Diversity" in 2019 and one of the "Best Employers for Women" in 2023, 2021 and 2018. Additionally, Forbes named Duke University Health System one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023 and Duke University & Health System as one of the Best In-State Employers in 2023.
Duke Raleigh Hospital was named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
National Center for Transit Research
Duke named to national list of the Best Workplaces for Commuters.
NC Nurses Association
Awarded the Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces award recognizing exceptional workplaces for nurses to Duke Raleigh Hospital, two Durham Regional Hospital units, and the Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Duke Hospital ranked #15 on 2009 Top 100 Hospitals to Work for List.
Named Duke University among the top 15 Best Places to Work in Academia.