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LSAC Volume Summary

Due to significant changes in data collection methods, data collected prior to fall 2000 are not comparable to data collected after fall 2000.

Volumes are rounded to the nearest hundred.

Fall
2002
Fall
2003
Fall
2004
Fall
2005
Fall
2006
Fall
2007
Fall
2008
Fall
2009
Fall
2010
Fall
2011
ABA Applicants
Preliminary End-of-Year 88,900 98,300 98,700 93,500 87,300 82,800 82,000 85,600 87,500 78,900
% change from prior year 17.1% 10.6% 0.4% -5.2% -6.7% -5.1% -1.0% 4.4% 2.2% -9.9%
Final End-of-Year 90,900 99,500 100,600 95,800 88,700 84,000 83,400 86,600 87,900
% change from prior year 17.6% 9.5% 1.1% -4.8% -7.4% -5.2% -0.8% 3.8% 1.5%
Admitted Applicants
End-of-Year 56,500 56,800 55,900 56,100 56,000 55,500 55,500 58,400 60,400
% change from prior year 9.1% 0.6% -1.6% 0.3% -0.2% -0.9% 0.0% 5.1% 3.5%
LSAC Matriculants
End-of-Year 46,000 46,200 45,400 45,800 46,100 46,700 46,500 48,900 49,700
% change from prior year 7.7% 0.4% -1.7% 0.9% 0.7% 1.4% -0.5% 5.3% 1.6%
ABA First-Year Enrollment
End-of-Application-Year 48,400 48,900 48,200 48,100 48,900 49,100 49,400 51,600
% change from prior year 7.5% 0.9% -1.3% -0.2% 1.7% 0.3% 0.7% 4.5%
ABA Applications
Preliminary End-of-Year 445,300 522,800 552,400 543,000 527,900 514,800 530,600 564,000 602,252 536,200
% change from prior year 25.5% 17.4% 5.7% -1.7% -2.8% -2.5% 3.1% 6.5% 6.8% -11.0%
2001
–2002
2002
–2003
2003
–2004
2004
–2005
2005
–2006
2006
–2007
2007
–2008
2008
–2009
2009
–2010
2010
–2011
LSATs Administered
End-of-Year 134,300 148,000 147,600 145,300 137,400 140,000 142,300 151,400 171,500 155,050
% change from prior year 23.1% 10.3% -0.3% -1.6% -5.4% 1.9% 1.6% 6.4% 13.3% -9.6%
Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Registrations
End-of-Year 89,000 94,200* 90,100* 84,800* 80,900* 78,300* 78,200* 80,600* 87,900*  
% change from prior year 24.9% 5.8% -4.3% -5.8% -4.6% -3.2% -0.2% 3.1% 9.1%  

* CAS (formerly LSDAS) changed to a 5-year subscription beginning with 2002–2003.

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