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Applicants by Ethnicity (2000-2009 Archive)

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Archive: 2000–2009 Applicants by Ethnicity

Please Note

Archived data are not comparable to current data.

A historic volume summary of 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 applicants to ABA-approved law schools.
  • “All” 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 74,600 77,200 90,900 99,500 100,600 95,800 88,700 84,000 83,400 86,600
% change from prior year - 3.6% 17.6% 9.5% 1.1% -4.8% -7.4% -5.2% -0.8% 3.8%
Summary of Applicants
American Indian/ Alaskan Native 610 580 640 740 780 760 730 730 730 660
% change from prior year - -5.3% 10.4% 15.7% 6.0% -3.2% -3.2% 0.0% -1.0% -9.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5,280 5,530 6,970 8,060 8,570 7,940 7,220 7,000 7,140 7,530
% change from prior year - 4.7% 26.0% 15.7% 6.3% -7.3% -9.2% -3.0% 2.1% 5.3%
Black/African American 8,500 8,650 9,700 10,600 10,670 10,010 9,340 9,090 9,430 9,880
% change from prior year - 1.7% 12.2% 9.3% 0.7% -6.3% -6.6% -2.7% 3.8% 4.7%
Caucasian/White 48,680 51,190 59,570 64,110 64,870 62,560 58,070 54,180 52,960 55,110
% change from prior year - 5.1% 16.4% 7.6% 1.2% -3.6% -7.2% -6.7% -2.2% 4.1%
Chicano/Mexican American 1,310 1,320 1,490 1,630 1,570 1,410 1,260 1,130 1,230 1,190
% change from prior year - 0.2% 13.3% 9.1% -3.4% -10.4% -10.7% -10.0% 8.6% -2.8%
Hispanic/Latino 2,950 3,020 3,680 4,330 4,560 4,710 4,510 4,690 4,860 5,150
% change from prior year - 2.3% 22.0% 17.5% 5.4% 3.2% -4.2% 3.9% 3.8% 5.9%
Puerto Rican 1,960 1,990 1,890 1,830 1,840 1,760 1,630 1,690 1,690 1,600
% change from prior year - 1.8% -5.0% -3.4% 0.5% -4.4% -7.5% 4.1% -0.5% -5.3%
Other 2,920 3,360 4,030 4,670 4,670 4,640 4,420 4,270 4,220 4,390
% change from prior year - 15.0% 20.1% 15.8% 0.0% -0.6% -4.5% -3.6% -1.1% 4.1%
No Ethnic ID 2,340 1,610 2,880 3,550 3,080 1,990 1,490 1,250 1,120 1,080
% change from prior year - -31.1% 78.6% 23.3% -13.2% -35.4% -25.2% -16.1% -10.3% -3.8%

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

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