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Admitted Applicants by Ethnicity (2000-2009 Archive)

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Archive: 2000–2009 Admitted Applicants by Ethnicity

Please Note

Archived data are not comparable to current data.

A historic volume summary of admitted applicants by ethnic group is available below. Please note:

  • 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.
  • The following data include applicants for the fall term only and also include deferrals. Deferrals are defined as “applicants admitted for a prior term who were granted a postponed enrollment to the current term.”
  • Due to significant changes in data collection methods, race/ethnicity data collected after 2009 are not directly comparable to historic data. Therefore, the current volume summary and data from 2010–2015 are listed separately.
  • These data reflect final end-of-year counts of admitted applicants to ABA-approved law schools.
  • “All” admitted applicants are rounded to the nearest hundred. All other volumes are rounded to the nearest ten.
  • % change from prior year is computed on unrounded counts.
Fall
2000
Fall
2001
Fall
2002
Fall
2003
Fall
2004
Fall
2005
Fall
2006
Fall
2007
Fall
2008
Fall
2009
All 50,300 51,800 56,500 56,800 55,900 56,100 56,000 55,500 55,500 58,400
% change from prior year - 2.9% 9.1% 0.6% -1.6% 0.3% -0.2% -0.9% 0.0% 5.1%
Summary of Admitted Applicants
American Indian/ Alaskan Native 380 370 380 400 430 410 400 450 440 400
% change from prior year - -3.9% 2.7% 4.5% 7.8% -3.1% -3.1% 11.5% -0.7% -10.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3,590 3,750 4,370 4,610 4,800 4,720 4,560 4,640 4,780 4,890
% change from prior year - 4.3% 16.6% 5.5% 4.3% -1.8% -3.5% 1.9% 3.0% 2.2%
Black/African American 3,720 3,770 3,770 3,630 3,720 3,660 3,920 3,890 3,980 4,180
% change from prior year - 1.4% -0.1% -3.7% 2.5% -1.5% 7.1% -0.7% 2.2% 5.1%
Caucasian/White 36,290 37,670 40,660 40,230 39,150 40,020 39,850 39,050 38,820 40,890
% change from prior year - 3.8% 7.9% -1.1% -2.7% 2.2% -0.4% -2.0% -0.6% 5.3%
Chicano/Mexican American 850 840 840 820 760 720 720 670 780 740
% change from prior year - -0.4% -1.1% -2.3% -7.1% -5.0% 0.0% -6.5% 16.2% -5.5%
Hispanic/Latino 1,800 1,810 1,920 2,160 2,170 2,400 2,480 2,670 2,760 3,010
% change from prior year - 0.5% 6.4% 12.2% 0.6% 10.4% 3.3% 7.8% 3.4% 8.9%
Puerto Rican 710 930 860 900 890 860 820 870 860 870
% change from prior year - 32.1% -7.9% 4.1% -0.8% -3.2% -5.2% 6.4% -0.8% 1.5%
Other 1,900 2,110 2,360 2,560 2,510 2,600 2,690 2,710 2,660 2,820
% change from prior year - 10.8% 11.9% 8.3% -1.8% 3.8% 3.7% 0.6% -1.6% 6.0%
No Ethnic ID 1,040 510 1,320 1,540 1,520 740 610 600 460 570
% change from prior year - -50.8% 159.4% 16.7% -1.7% -51.1% -17.9% -1.3% -24.1% 25.4%

Gender/sex data from 2000–2015 are archived separately.

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