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Populations Profile

Sep 25, 2014, 15:51 PM

Populations Profile

US Population* 2016 Bachelor’s Degrees Conferred** 2015–2016 ABA Applicants*** 2017 ABA Matriculants*** 2017 JD Degrees 2016–2017 Lawyers‡ 2017
Sex
Male 49.2% 42.8% 46.3% 47.4% N/A 62.6%
Female 50.8% 57.2% 53.2% 52.1% N/A 37.4%
Race/Ethnicity
White 61.3% 62.3% 62.2% 69.6% 62.3% 88.6%
Black 12.4% 10.1% 15.0% 9.9% 8.0% 5.6%
Hispanic 17.8% 12.2% 13.1% 11.7% 11.3% 4.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.7% 7.2% 11.0% 10.5% 7.0% 4.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.7% 0.5% 2.3% 2.0% 0.7% N/A

* White, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native counts are of non-Hispanics indicating only one race/ethnicity

** Bachelor’s degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions

*** Data use maximum reporting for race/ethnicity and include data for all terms excluding deferrals

‡ Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic may be of any race


Sources

  • US Population: US Census Bureau, Population Division (PEPSR6H)-2016
  • Bachelor’s Degrees Conferred: National Center for Education Statistics’ Digest of Education Statistics: 2017; Table 322.20
  • ABA Applicants: LSAC, National Decision Profile. These data display Academic Year. Academic year reflects the law school enrollment year. For example, academic year 2016 or 2016–2017 would indicate the academic year beginning in fall 2016 and extending into spring 2017.
  • ABA Matriculants: LSAC, National Decision Profile. These data display Academic Year. Academic year reflects the law school enrollment year. For example, academic year 2016 or 2016–2017 would indicate the academic year beginning in fall 2016 and extending into spring 2017.
  • JD Degrees: American Bar Association
  • Lawyers: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Current Population Survey

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