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New Graduate Enrollment

New Master's Students
1,607
New Doctoral Students
118
New Law Students
321
Total New Graduate Students 2,046

New Master’s Enrollment 

The total of 1,607 new master’s students enrolled in fall 2016 is down 5 percent, or 81 students, from 2015.
  • 58 percent are female (54 percent in 2015). 
  • 47 percent are between ages 24 and 29, and 28 percent are under age 24 (45 percent and 29 percent, respectively, in 2015). 
  • 32 percent are students of color (29 percent in 2015). 
  • 17 percent are international students on F1 and J1 visas (16 percent in 2015); 44 percent of international students enrolled in the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) and 42 percent in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (KGSB)
The new master’s students come from a wide range of locations: 
  • 41 percent are from the city of Chicago (35 percent in 2015). 
  • 35 percent are from suburban locations and elsewhere in Illinois (41 percent in 2015). 
  • 22 percent are from out of state (23 percent in 2015). 
  • 2 percent are from international locations (1 percent in 2015). 

New Doctorate Enrollment 

A record number of 118 new doctoral students enrolled this fall, an increase of 51 percent compared with 78 in 2015 and up from 34 doctoral students in 2012. Forty-seven percent of these students are in the College of Education, 32 percent are in CSH (including 25 new students in the nursing doctoral program), and 12 percent are in KGSB (14 executive doctorate students). Four percent each are in CDM and LAS.

  • 61 percent are women (65 percent in 2015). 
  • 40 percent come from the city of Chicago and 38 percent from suburban Chicago (51 and 22 percent, respectively, in 2015). 
  • 36 percent are students of color (24 percent in 2015). 

New Law Enrollment 

The College of Law welcomed 321 new law students this fall, an increase of 15 percent compared with 2015. Of the new law students, 429 are enrolled in the JD program, 52 are enrolled in the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ program), and nine are in LLM programs.
  • 40 percent are under 24 years of age (49 percent in 2015).
  • 51 percent are women (60 percent in 2015). 
  • 41 percent are from out of state or international locations, 32 percent from suburban Chicago and other Illinois locations, and 27 percent from the city of Chicago (38 percent, 38 percent and 24 percent, respectively, in 2015). 
  • 27 percent are students of color (28 percent in 2015).​​
​​​​​ Race/Ethnicity of New Graduate Students​
​​​​ ​Master's Doctoral
Law
​African-American ​190 24 33
​Asian 116 6 23​
​Hispanic/Latino 156 11 28​
​Caucasian 725 ​47 158
​Multiracial/Non-Hispanic 43 1 3
​Unreported Background/Other 106 ​19 54
​International 268 10 21