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Graduate and Law Enrollment

In fall 2016, a total of 6,897 graduate students enrolled (excluding Law), up 97 students from 6,800 students in 2015. Enrollment in the College of Computing and Digital Media (the largest graduate college), Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, College of Science and Health, College of Communication, Music and Theatre increased in 2016. A total of 91 percent of all graduate students are master’s degree students, 7 percent are doctoral students, and 2 percent are in certificate programs or non-degree seeking.

Sixty-five percent are enrolled full time, taking eight or more credit hours per quarter, up from 60 percent in 2012. Full-time graduate enrollment varies by college. As in 2015, the colleges with primarily full-time graduate enrollment include Theatre (100 percent), College of Communication (80 percent), College of Science and Health (76 percent), College of Education (71 percent) and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (67 percent). The largest proportion of part-time graduate enrollment is in SNL (81 percent).

Fall 2016 Graduate and Law Enrollment by College
College Students
College of Computing and Digital Media 2,154
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business 1,884
College of Education 900
College of Law
College of Science and Health 761
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
College of Communication 184
School of Music 142
School for New Learning
The Theatre School

By Race and Ethnicity 

A record 31 percent of new graduate students are students of color, compared with 25 percent in 2012. African-Americans represent the largest student of color graduate population with 781 students. A total of 1,007 graduate students are international students (on F1 and J1 visas). Students come from over 60 countries, with one-third from China, followed by Saudi Arabia, India and Canada. Fifty-one percent of international students are women. 

By Age 

The proportion of graduate students who are under 24 years of age is 28 percent, compared with 29 percent in 2015.

Law Enrollment 

A total of 806 students enrolled in the College of Law this fall, a 4 percent increase from 2015. Most law students are enrolled in the JD day program—73 percent—with 25 percent in the evening program and 2 percent in the LLM program. 
  • 57 percent are female (51 percent in 2012). 
  • 27 percent are under 24 years of age (29 percent in 2012). 
  • 27 percent are students of color (22 percent in 2012).