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Applicants by Gender/Sex (2000-2015 Archive)

Sep 15, 2017, 14:55 PM

Archive: 2000–2015 Applicants by Gender/Sex

Please Note

Archived data are not comparable to current data.

A historic volume summary of applicants by gender/sex 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.”
  • Data starting in 2016 include applicants for all terms and do not include deferrals; therefore, archived data are not comparable to current data.
  • 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.

2010–2015 Archives

Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
All 87,900 78,500 67,900 59,400 55,700 54,500
% change from prior year 1.5% -10.7% -13.5% -12.5% -6.2% -2.2%
Summary of Applicants
Female 41,520 37,500 33,200 29,370 27,800 27,580
% change from prior year 0.0% -9.7% -11.5% -11.6% -5.4% -0.8%
Male 45,900 40,400 34,440 29,870 27,790 26,710
% change from prior year 3.1% -12.0% -14.7% -13.3% -6.9% -3.9%
Declined to Respond 490 570 220 150 130 180
% change from prior year -17.8% 16.2% -61.4% -32.4% -13.5% 43.8%

2000–2009 Archives

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
Female 36,880 38,230 44,040 48,170 48,680 46,050 42,500 40,960 40,780 41,510
% change from prior year - 3.7% 15.2% 9.4% 1.1% -5.4% -7.7% -3.6% -0.4% 1.8%
Male 36,520 37,890 44,510 49,690 50,720 48,640 45,370 42,480 41,960 44,470
% change from prior year - 3.7% 17.5% 11.6% 2.1% -4.1% -6.7% -6.4% -1.2% 6.0%
No Gender ID 1,150 1,120 2,300 1,650 1,210 1,070 800 580 630 600
% change from prior year - -2.7% 105.4% -28.3% -26.7% -11.4% -25.6% -27.1% 9.1% -6.0%

Due to significant changes in data collection methods, race/ethnicity data collected after 2009 are not directly comparable to prior data. Ethnicity data from 2000–2009 and race/ethnicity data from 2010–2015 are archived separately.

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