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Graduate and Law Enrollment

In fall 2017, a total of 7,130 graduate students enrolled (excluding Law), up 3 percent from 6,897 students in 2016. Enrollment in Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (the largest graduate college), College of Education, College of Science and Health and College of Communication increased in 2017. A total of 90 percent of all graduate students are master’s degree students, 8 percent are doctoral students, and 2 percent are in certificate programs or non-degree seeking.

Sixty-seven percent are enrolled full time, taking eight or more credit hours per quarter, up from 61 percent in 2013. Full-time graduate enrollment varies by college. The colleges with primarily full-time graduate enrollment include Theatre (100 percent), College of Communication (80 percent), College of Science and Health (77 percent), School of Music (75 percent), College of Education (72 percent) and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (70 percent). The largest proportion of part-time graduate enrollment is in SNL (88 percent).

Fall 2016 Graduate and Law Enrollment by College
College Students
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business 2,190
College of Computing and Digital Media
2,064
College of Education 910
College of Science and Health
843
College of Law
823
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
680
College of Communication 190
School of Music 129
School for New Learning
89
The Theatre School
35

By Race and Ethnicity 

Thirty-two percent of graduate students are students of color, compared with 28 percent in 2013. African-Americans represent the largest student of color graduate population with 846 students. A total of 945 graduate students are international students (on F1 and J1 visas). Students come from about 70 countries, with nearly one-third from China, followed by Saudi Arabia and South Korea.  

By Age 

Forty-nine percent of all graduate students are 24 to 29 years old, comparable with 2013.

Law Enrollment 

A total of 823 students enrolled in the College of Law this fall, a 2 percent increase from 2016. Most law students are enrolled in the JD day program—75 percent—with 14 percent in the evening program, 9 percent in the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) program and 2 percent in the LLM program. 
  • 57 percent are female (53 percent in 2013). 
  • 28 percent are under 24 years of age (21 percent in 2013). 
  • 28 percent are students of color (31 percent in 2013).​
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