Gender Enrollment by Law School (2016 Data)

Percentage of male/female/other J.D. students at U.S. law schools

2016 seems to be widely accepted as the first year in history that women enrolled in juris doctor degrees outnumbered men at US law schools. The data below shows the percentage of female and male J.D. students for each of the 204 ABA-approved law schools in the country. (See our distribution map and Top 15 schools list by percentage of female enrollees. 2017 data now also available.)

Total female 55,766

50.09%

Total male 55,059

49.46%

Total other 502

0.45%

Total students 111,327

100%

Gender Distribution of Enrollees

in Juris Doctor Program by Law School

Law School

% Male

% Female

% Other

Akron, University of

53.7

46.3

0

Alabama, University of

55.3

44.7

0

Albany Law School of Union University

49.7

50.3

0

American University

38.4

61.6

0

Appalachian School of Law

61.5

36.5

2.1

Arizona State University

60.1

39.9

0

Arizona Summit Law School

58.2

41.8

0

Arizona, University of

46.7

53.3

0

Arkansas, Fayetteville, University of

59.1

40.9

0

Arkansas, Little Rock, University of

53.6

46.4

0

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

37.3

62.7

0

Ave Maria School of Law

47.6

52.4

0

Baltimore, University of

50.4

49.6

0

Barry University

43.5

56.5

0

Baylor University

47.9

52.1

0

Belmont University

46.2

53.8

0

Boston College

54.4

45.6

0

Boston University

47

53

0

Brigham Young University

62.7

37.3

0

Brooklyn Law School

48.9

51.1

0

California Western School of Law

40.5

59.5

0

California-Berkeley, University of

41.7

58.3

0

California-Davis, University of

46.5

53.5

0

California-Hastings, University of

44.3

55.7

0

California-Irvine, University of

47.8

52

0.3

California-Los Angeles, University of

50.4

49.6

0

Campbell University

51.7

48.3

0

Capital University

55.6

44.4

0

Cardozo School of Law

55.6

44.4

0

Case Western Reserve University

48.8

51.2

0

Catholic University of America

48.9

51.1

0

Chapman University

45.9

54.1

0

Charleston School of Law

46.3

53.5

0.2

Charlotte School of Law

36.5

63.5

0

Chicago, University of

56.1

43.9

0

Chicago-Kent College of Law-Iit

51.5

48.5

0

Cincinnati, University of

54

46

0

City University of New York

37.3

62.2

0.5

Cleveland State University

51.5

48.5

0

Colorado, University of

50.5

49.5

0

Columbia University

51.8

48.2

0

Concordia Law School

58.3

41.7

0

Connecticut, University of

52.4

47.6

0

Cornell University

56.6

43.4

0

Creighton University

57.3

42.7

0

Dayton, University of

50.9

49.1

0

Denver, University of

47.6

52.4

0

DePaul University

41.5

58.5

0

Detroit Mercy, University of

42.9

57.1

0

District of Columbia

40.1

59.9

0

Drake University

49.2

50.8

0

Drexel University

48.2

51.8

0

Duke University

57.8

41.6

0.6

Duquesne University

46.5

53.5

0

Elon University

42.9

57.1

0

Emory University

50.8

49.2

0

Faulkner University

50.4

49.6

0

Florida A&M University

39.6

60.1

0.2

Florida Coastal School of Law

44.1

55.9

0

Florida International University

48

52

0

Florida State University

53.6

46.4

0

Florida, University of

55.8

44.2

0

Fordham University

49.5

50.5

0

George Mason University

55.8

44.2

0

George Washington University

46.1

53.8

0.1

Georgetown University

50.5

49.4

0.1

Georgia State University

51.1

48.9

0

Georgia, University of

52.8

47.2

0

Golden Gate University

42.3

57.5

0.3

Gonzaga University

55

45

0

Hamline University

48.6

51.3

0

Harvard University

50.6

49.3

0.1

Hawaii, University of

52.3

47.7

0

Hofstra University

45.8

54.2

0

Houston, University of

53.7

46.3

0

Howard University

30.3

69.7

0

Idaho, University of

57

43

0

Illinois, University of

60

40

0

Indiana Tech

50

50

0

Indiana University - Bloomington

55.4

44.4

0.2

Indiana University - Indianapolis

51.1

48.9

0

Inter American University of Puerto Rico

41.8

58.2

0

Iowa, University of

56

43.5

0.5

John Marshall Law School

48.8

51.2

0

Kansas, University of

58.4

41.6

0

Kentucky, University of

53

47

0

Lewis and Clark College

49

51

0

Liberty University

60.1

39.9

0

Lincoln Memorial

53.7

46.3

0

Louisiana State University

54.9

45.1

0

Louisville, University of

55.5

43.5

1

Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles

44.5

55.5

0

Loyola University-Chicago

46.3

53.7

0

Loyola University-New Orleans

46.7

53.3

0

Maine, University of

49.6

50.4

0

Marquette University

58.8

41.2

0

Maryland, University of

48.5

51.1

0.3

McGeorge School of Law

46.4

53.6

0

Memphis, University of

54.8

45.2

0

Mercer University

47.8

52.2

0

Miami, University of

52.9

47.1

0

Michigan State University

50

50

0

Michigan, University of

53.1

46.9

0

Minnesota, University of

55.5

44.5

0

Mississippi College

55.2

44.8

0

Mississippi, University of

55.6

44.4

0

Missouri, University of

59.8

40.2

0

Missouri-Kansas City, University of

56.5

43.5

0

Mitchell Hamline

48.6

51.3

0.1

Montana, University of

48.7

51.3

0

Nebraska, University of

51.5

48.5

0

New England Law | Boston

42.9

57.1

0

New Hampshire University of

57

43

0

New Mexico, University of

47.8

52.2

0

New York Law School

42.6

57.4

0

New York University

48.5

51.4

0.1

North Carolina Central University

38

62

0

North Carolina, University of

51.3

48.7

0

North Dakota, University of

48.7

51.3

0

Northeastern University

36.4

63.2

0.4

Northern Illinois University

51.7

48.3

0

Northern Kentucky University

51.8

48.2

0

Northwestern University

51.5

48.5

0

Notre Dame, University of

55.6

44.4

0

Nova Southeastern University

44.3

55.7

0

Ohio Northern University

50.9

49.1

0

Ohio State University

51.5

48.5

0

Oklahoma City University

51.5

48.5

0

Oklahoma, University of

56.8

43

0.2

Oregon, University of

51.8

47.9

0.3

Pace University

46.3

53.7

0

Pennsylvania State - Dickinson Law

54.3

45.1

0.5

Pennsylvania State - Penn State Law

56

44

0

Pennsylvania, University of

53.8

46.2

0

Pepperdine University

46.7

53.3

0

Pittsburgh, University of

53.6

45.7

0.7

Pontifical Catholic University of P.R.

43.7

56.3

0

Puerto Rico, University of

44.4

55.6

0

Quinnipiac University

47.1

52.9

0

Regent University

21

29

50

Richmond, University of

49.4

50.6

0

Roger Williams University

48.1

51.7

0.2

Rutgers University

57.3

42.7

0

Saint Louis University

48.3

51.7

0

Samford University

52.3

47.7

0

San Diego, University of

51

49

0

San Francisco, University of

45

55

0

Santa Clara University

47.4

52.6

0

Seattle University

43.3

56.7

0

Seton Hall University

55.6

44.2

0.2

South Carolina, University of

56.3

43.7

0

South Dakota, University of

58.8

41.2

0

South Texas College of Law Houston

53.8

46.2

0

Southern California, University of

51.3

48.7

0

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

61.9

38.1

0

Southern Methodist University

49.7

50.3

0

Southern University

44.1

55.9

0

Southwestern Law School

43.7

56.3

0

St. John's University

51.8

48.2

0

St. Mary's University

54.9

45.1

0

St. Thomas University (Florida)

43.1

56.9

0

St. Thomas, University of (Minnesota)

47.9

52.1

0

Stanford University

51.1

48.9

0

Stetson University

49.5

50.5

0

Suffolk University

46

53.9

0.1

Syracuse University

52.9

47.1

0

Temple University

49.3

50.5

0.1

Tennessee, University of

56.5

43.5

0

Texas A&M University

50.2

49.8

0

Texas At Austin, University of

56

44

0

Texas Southern University

42.5

57.5

0

Texas Tech University

55.4

44.6

0

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

42.7

57.3

0

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

43.2

56.8

0

Toledo, University of

53.6

46.4

0

Touro College

44.5

55.5

0

Tulane University

53.8

46.2

0

Tulsa, University of

54.4

45.6

0

University of Buffalo-SUNY

50

50

0

University of La Verne

43.1

56.9

0

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

45.2

54.8

0

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

53.6

46.4

0

Utah, University of

57.6

42.4

0

Valparaiso University

48.3

51.7

0

Vanderbilt University

49

51

0

Vermont Law School

43.1

56.9

0

Villanova University

49.6

50.4

0

Virginia, University of

57.3

42.7

0

Wake Forest University

51

49

0

Washburn University

59

41

0

Washington And Lee University

55

45

0

Washington University

53

46.8

0.1

Washington, University of

51.7

48.1

0.2

Wayne State University

57.8

42.2

0

West Virginia University

56.7

43.3

0

Western New England University

43.1

56.9

0

Western State College of Law

46.9

53.1

0

Whittier Law School

39.9

60.1

0

Widener University-Delaware

47.9

52.1

0

Widener-Commonwealth

53.6

46.4

0

Willamette University

50

50

0

William And Mary Law School

45.5

54.5

0

Wisconsin, University of

52.5

47.5

0

Wyoming, University of

26.4

23.6

50

Yale University

52.3

47.7

0

Source: American Bar Association 2016 ABA Required Disclosures (Standard 509 Reports).

Any mistakes in data reported to the ABA are the responsibility of the reporting school. The figures here represent a snapshot in time. Please see the ABA website for the most up-to-date figures.

*The (PDF) ABA reported 110,951 total J.D. enrollment as of Dec. 2016. When we looked at the data in March 2017, the numbers had shifted a bit. (The ABA told us that the data reported on their site is live and can be updated at any time by schools, apart from a period when the data is frozen at the end of the year.)


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