Data

LSAC Volume Summary

Volumes are rounded to the nearest hundred.

Fall
2001
Fall
2002
Fall
2003
Fall
2004
Fall
2005
Fall
2006
Fall
2007
Fall
2008
Fall
2009
Fall
2010
ABA Applicants
Preliminary End-of-Year 75,900 88,900 98,300 98,700 93,500 87,300 82,800 82,000 85,600 87,500
% Change from prior year 5.4% 17.1% 10.6% 0.4% -5.2% -6.7% -5.1% -1.0% 4.4% 2.2%
Final End-of-Year 77,200 90,900 99,500 100,600 95,800 88,700 84,000 83,400 86,600  
% Change from prior year 3.6% 17.6% 9.5% 1.1% -4.8% -7.4% -5.2% -0.8% 3.9%  
Admitted Applicants
End-of-Year 51,800 56,500 56,800 55,900 56,100 56,000 55,500 55,500 58,400  
% Change from prior year 2.9% 9.1% 0.6% -1.6% 0.3% -0.2% -0.9% 0.0% 5.1%  
LSAC Matriculants
End-of-Year 42,700 46,000 46,200 45,400 45,800 46,100 46,700 46,500 48,900  
% Change from prior year 3.6% 7.7% 0.4% -1.7% 0.9% 0.7% 1.4% -0.5% 5.3%  
ABA First Year Enrollment
End-of-Application-Year 45,100 48,400 48,900 48,200 48,100 48,900 49,100 49,400    
% Change from prior year 3.6% 7.5% 0.9% -1.3% -0.2% 1.7% 0.3% 0.7%    
ABA Applications
Preliminary End-of-Year 355,000 445,300 522,800 552,400 543,000 527,900 514,800 530,600 564,000 604,100
% Change from prior year 7.2% 25.5% 17.4% 5.7% -1.7% -2.8% -2.5% 3.1% 6.5% 7.1%
2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
LSATs Administered
End-of-Year 109,000 134,300 148,000 147,600 145,300 137,400 140,000 142,300 151,400 171,500
% Change from prior year 1.8% 23.1% 10.3% -0.3% -1.6% -5.4% 1.9% 1.6% 6.4% 13.3%
Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Registrations
End-of-Year 71,200 89,000 94,200** 90,100** 84,800** 80,900** 78,300** 78,200** 80,600** 87,900**
% Change from prior year 3.4% 24.9% 5.8% -4.3% -5.8% -4.6% -3.2% -0.2% 3.1% 9.1%

* Due to significant changes in data collection methods, asterisked (*) data is not comparable to prior data. View additional information (PDF).

** LSDAS (now the Credential Assembly Service) changed to a 5-year subscription beginning with 2002–03.

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