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Law School Enrollment by Gender (2017 Data)

J.D. students at U.S. law schools - enrollment data by male/female/other

2016 was widely accepted as the first year in history that women outnumbered men enrolled in juris doctor degrees at US law schools. The trend has continued for 2017 enrollment. The data below shows the percentage of female and male J.D. students at each of the 203 ABA-approved law schools in the country. (See our map and ranking of top 20 schools by percentage of female enrollees.)

Total female 56,490

51.27%

Total male 53,645

48.69%

Total other 49

0.04%

Total students 110,184

100%

Gender Distribution of Enrollees

in Juris Doctor Program by Law School

Law School

% Female

% Male

% Other

Akron, University of

46.6%

53.4%

0.0%

Alabama, University of

42.9%

57.1%

0.0%

Albany Law School of Union University

51.1%

48.9%

0.0%

American University

63.3%

36.7%

0.0%

Appalachian School of Law

49.2%

50.8%

0.0%

Arizona State University

43.4%

56.6%

0.0%

Arizona Summit Law School

57.3%

42.7%

0.0%

Arizona, University of

42.9%

57.1%

0.0%

Arkansas, Fayetteville, University of

40.2%

59.8%

0.0%

Arkansas, Little Rock, University of

48.7%

51.3%

0.0%

Atlanta's John Marshall Law Shool

67.7%

32.3%

0.0%

Ave Maria School of Law

54.8%

45.2%

0.0%

Baltimore, University of

52.0%

48.0%

0.0%

Barry University

57.8%

42.2%

0.0%

Baylor University

50.3%

49.7%

0.0%

Belmont University

52.9%

47.1%

0.0%

Boston College

46.0%

54.0%

0.0%

Boston University

55.7%

44.3%

0.0%

Brigham Young University

36.2%

63.8%

0.0%

Brooklyn Law School

52.5%

47.5%

0.0%

California Western School of Law

59.9%

40.1%

0.0%

California-Berkeley, University of

60.1%

39.8%

0.1%

California-Davis, University of

53.4%

46.6%

0.0%

California-Hastings, University of

55.2%

44.7%

0.1%

California-Irvine, University of

55.2%

44.5%

0.2%

California-Los Angeles, University of

51.0%

49.0%

0.0%

Campbell University

50.2%

49.8%

0.0%

Capital University

48.1%

51.9%

0.0%

Cardozo School of Law

53.5%

46.4%

0.1%

Case Western Reserve University

52.4%

47.6%

0.0%

Catholic University of America

54.0%

46.0%

0.0%

Chapman University

55.8%

44.2%

0.0%

Charleston School of Law

54.4%

45.6%

0.0%

Chicago-Kent College of Law-Iit

48.8%

51.2%

0.0%

Chicago, University of

46.1%

53.9%

0.0%

Cincinnati, University of

46.9%

53.1%

0.0%

City University of New York

60.8%

39.0%

0.2%

Cleveland State University

51.1%

48.9%

0.0%

Colorado, University of

49.9%

49.9%

0.2%

Columbia University

48.9%

51.1%

0.0%

Concordia Law School

41.0%

59.0%

0.0%

Connecticut, University of

47.9%

52.1%

0.0%

Cornell University

46.0%

54.0%

0.0%

Creighton University

40.8%

59.2%

0.0%

Dayton, University of

51.9%

48.1%

0.0%

Denver, University of

53.7%

46.3%

0.0%

Depaul University

57.7%

42.3%

0.0%

Detroit Mercy, University of

54.0%

46.0%

0.0%

District of Columbia

63.8%

36.2%

0.0%

Drake University

48.4%

51.6%

0.0%

Drexel University

50.4%

49.1%

0.5%

Duke University

41.3%

58.7%

0.0%

Duquesne University

52.5%

47.5%

0.0%

Elon University

59.8%

40.2%

0.0%

Emory University

50.2%

49.8%

0.0%

Faulkner University

48.0%

52.0%

0.0%

Florida A&M University

61.9%

38.1%

0.0%

Florida Coastal School of Law

53.8%

46.2%

0.0%

Florida International University

54.6%

45.4%

0.0%

Florida State University

50.7%

49.3%

0.0%

Florida, University of

48.2%

51.8%

0.0%

Fordham University

52.4%

47.6%

0.0%

George Mason University

47.8%

52.2%

0.0%

George Washington University

52.9%

47.1%

0.1%

Georgetown University

51.8%

48.2%

0.0%

Georgia State University

50.9%

49.1%

0.0%

Georgia, University of

48.5%

51.5%

0.0%

Golden Gate University

62.2%

37.8%

0.0%

Gonzaga University

46.6%

53.4%

0.0%

Harvard University

48.9%

51.1%

0.1%

Hawaii, University of

46.6%

53.4%

0.0%

Hofstra University

54.3%

45.7%

0.0%

Houston, University of

45.3%

54.7%

0.0%

Howard University

69.4%

30.6%

0.0%

Idaho, University of

43.5%

56.5%

0.0%

Illinois, University of

39.4%

60.6%

0.0%

Indiana University - Bloomington

46.9%

52.9%

0.2%

Indiana University - Indianapolis

50.1%

49.9%

0.0%

Inter American University of Puerto Rico

60.0%

39.7%

0.3%

Iowa, University of

44.3%

55.5%

0.2%

John Marshall Law School

51.8%

47.4%

0.8%

Kansas, University of

46.4%

53.6%

0.0%

Kentucky, University of

45.2%

54.8%

0.0%

Lewis And Clark College

55.5%

44.5%

0.0%

Liberty University

44.4%

55.6%

0.0%

Lincoln Memorial

46.8%

53.2%

0.0%

Louisiana State University

49.3%

50.7%

0.0%

Louisville, University of

45.8%

53.6%

0.6%

Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles

53.5%

46.5%

0.0%

Loyola University-Chicago

57.0%

43.0%

0.0%

Loyola University-New Orleans

50.6%

49.4%

0.0%

Maine, University of

52.7%

47.3%

0.0%

Marquette University

44.1%

55.9%

0.0%

Maryland, University of

53.8%

46.0%

0.2%

Mcgeorge School of Law

55.8%

44.2%

0.0%

Memphis, University of

43.9%

56.1%

0.0%

Mercer University

51.1%

48.9%

0.0%

Miami, University of

48.4%

51.6%

0.0%

Michigan State University

51.7%

48.3%

0.0%

Michigan, University of

46.7%

53.3%

0.0%

Minnesota, University of

47.3%

52.7%

0.0%

Mississippi College

49.4%

50.6%

0.0%

Mississippi, University of

45.1%

54.9%

0.0%

Missouri-Kansas City, University of

45.4%

54.6%

0.0%

Missouri, University of

43.0%

57.0%

0.0%

Mitchell|Hamline

50.2%

49.6%

0.2%

Montana, University of

50.0%

50.0%

0.0%

Nebraska, University of

44.5%

55.5%

0.0%

New England Law | Boston

60.8%

39.2%

0.0%

New Hampshire University of

50.0%

50.0%

0.0%

New Mexico, University of

53.9%

44.7%

1.4%

New York Law School

58.9%

41.1%

0.0%

New York University

53.4%

46.6%

0.1%

North Carolina Central University

61.5%

38.5%

0.0%

North Carolina, University of

47.9%

52.1%

0.0%

North Dakota, University of

44.5%

55.5%

0.0%

Northeastern University

65.0%

34.8%

0.2%

Northern Illinois University

45.6%

54.4%

0.0%

Northern Kentucky University

50.8%

49.2%

0.0%

Northwestern University

50.8%

49.2%

0.0%

Notre Dame, University of

45.0%

55.0%

0.0%

Nova Southeastern University

54.1%

45.9%

0.0%

Ohio Northern University

51.2%

48.8%

0.0%

Ohio State University

44.8%

55.2%

0.0%

Oklahoma City University

54.4%

45.6%

0.0%

Oklahoma, University of

42.4%

57.6%

0.0%

Oregon, University of

52.1%

47.7%

0.3%

Pace University

54.9%

45.1%

0.0%

Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law

39.4%

60.1%

0.5%

Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law

46.4%

53.6%

0.0%

Pennsylvania, University of

47.7%

52.3%

0.0%

Pepperdine University

52.8%

47.2%

0.0%

Pittsburgh, University of

46.8%

52.5%

0.7%

Pontifical Catholic University of P.R.

58.8%

41.2%

0.0%

Puerto Rico, University of

55.1%

44.9%

0.0%

Quinnipiac University

56.7%

43.3%

0.0%

Regent University

59.3%

40.7%

0.0%

Richmond, University of

53.9%

46.1%

0.0%

Roger Williams University

52.4%

46.9%

0.7%

Rutgers University

45.5%

54.5%

0.0%

Saint Louis University

52.1%

47.9%

0.0%

Samford University

50.0%

50.0%

0.0%

San Diego, University of

52.9%

47.1%

0.0%

San Francisco, University of

53.9%

46.1%

0.0%

Santa Clara University

55.0%

45.0%

0.0%

Seattle University

57.3%

42.7%

0.0%

Seton Hall University

45.9%

54.1%

0.0%

South Carolina, University of

44.4%

55.6%

0.0%

South Dakota, University of

43.0%

57.0%

0.0%

South Texas College of Law Houston

50.1%

49.9%

0.0%

Southern California, University of

48.2%

51.8%

0.0%

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

41.3%

58.7%

0.0%

Southern Methodist University

49.9%

50.1%

0.0%

Southern University

57.5%

42.5%

0.0%

Southwestern Law School

57.5%

42.5%

0.0%

St. John's University

46.9%

53.1%

0.0%

St. Mary's University

48.6%

51.4%

0.0%

St. Thomas University (Florida)

57.6%

42.4%

0.0%

St. Thomas, University of (Minnesota)

53.5%

46.5%

0.0%

Stanford University

48.5%

51.5%

0.0%

Stetson University

52.5%

47.5%

0.0%

Suffolk University

52.5%

47.4%

0.1%

Syracuse University

51.3%

48.7%

0.0%

Temple University

50.4%

49.1%

0.4%

Tennessee, University of

46.2%

53.6%

0.3%

Texas A&M University

50.2%

49.8%

0.0%

Texas At Austin, University of

46.5%

53.5%

0.0%

Texas Southern University

60.1%

39.9%

0.0%

Texas Tech University

42.0%

58.0%

0.0%

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

55.3%

44.7%

0.0%

Toledo, University of

46.1%

53.9%

0.0%

Touro College

51.7%

48.3%

0.0%

Tulane University

49.7%

50.3%

0.0%

Tulsa, University of

43.0%

57.0%

0.0%

University of Buffalo-Suny

52.7%

47.3%

0.0%

University of La Verne

58.6%

41.4%

0.0%

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

51.5%

48.5%

0.0%

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

49.9%

50.1%

0.0%

Unt Dallas College of Law

55.6%

44.4%

0.0%

Utah, University of

46.2%

53.8%

0.0%

Valparaiso University

50.9%

49.1%

0.0%

Vanderbilt University

51.2%

48.8%

0.0%

Vermont Law School

53.6%

46.4%

0.0%

Villanova University

50.9%

49.1%

0.0%

Virginia, University of

46.1%

53.9%

0.0%

Wake Forest University

50.2%

49.6%

0.2%

Washburn University

40.8%

59.2%

0.0%

Washington And Lee University

45.9%

54.1%

0.0%

Washington University

49.3%

50.5%

0.1%

Washington, University of

49.2%

50.8%

0.0%

Wayne State University

44.6%

55.4%

0.0%

West Virginia University

44.7%

55.3%

0.0%

Western Michigan University

58.2%

41.7%

0.1%

Western New England University

58.7%

41.3%

0.0%

Western State College of Law

52.8%

47.2%

0.0%

Whittier Law School

59.7%

40.3%

0.0%

Widener University-Delaware

49.0%

51.0%

0.0%

Widener-Commonwealth

51.3%

48.7%

0.0%

Willamette University

50.3%

49.7%

0.0%

William And Mary Law School

55.3%

44.7%

0.0%

Wisconsin, University of

45.7%

54.3%

0.0%

Wyoming, University of

47.6%

52.4%

0.0%

Yale University

47.8%

52.2%

0.0%

Data source: American Bar Association, ABA Required Disclosures (Standard 509 Reports). The ABA reported (PDF) a total enrollment of 110,156 students as of Dec. 15, 2017. Any mistakes in data reported to the ABA are the responsibility of the reporting school. The figures here are as reported on December 16, 2017. Schools may update their data at any time. Please see the ABA website for up-to-date figures.

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