Volumes rounded to nearest hundred
*Due to changes in data collection methods, asterisked (*) data is not comparable to prior data.
** LSDAS changed to 5-year subscription beginning with 2002–03

Additional information
Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009
ABA Applicants                
Preliminary End-of-Year 72,000* 75,900 88,900 98,300 98,700 93,500 87,300 82,800 82,000 86,100
% Change from prior year - 5.4%  17.1%  10.6% 0.4% -5.2% -6.7% -5.1% -1.0% 5.0%
               
Final End-of-Year 74,600* 77,200  90,900  99,500 100,600 95,800 88,700 84,000  83,400  
% Change from prior year - 3.6% 17.6% 9.5% 1.1% -4.8% -7.4% -5.2% -0.8%  
               
Admitted Applicants                  
End-of-Year 50,300* 51,800  56,500  56,800 55,900 56,100 56,000 55,500 55,500  
% Change from prior year - 2.9%  9.1%  0.6% -1.6% 0.3% -0.2% -0.9% 0.0%  
               
LSAC Matrics                
End-of-Year 41,200* 42,700  46,000  46,200 45,400 45,800 46,100 46,700 46,500  
% Change from prior year - 3.6%  7.7%  0.4% -1.7% 0.9% 0.7% 1.4%  -0.5%  
               
ABA First Year Enrollment                
End-of-Application-Year 43,500 45,100 48,400  48,900  48,200 48,100 48,900 49,100 49,400  
% Change from prior year 0.8% 3.6% 7.5%  0.9% -1.3% -0.2% 1.7% 0.3% 0.7%  
               
ABA Applications                
Preliminary End-of-Year 331,200* 355,000 445,300 522,800 552,400 543,000 527,900 514,800 530,600 565,000
% Change from prior year - 7.2%  25.5%  17.4% 5.7% -1.7% -2.8% -2.5% 3.1% 6.5%
               
1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
LSATs Administered                
End-of-Year 107,200 109,000 134,300  148,000 147,600 145,300 137,400 140,000 142,300 151,400
% Change from prior year 2.8% 1.8% 23.1%  10.3% -0.3% -1.6% -5.4% 1.9% 1.6% 6.4%
               
Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS) Registrations                
End-of-Year 68,900 71,200  89,000  94,200** 90,100** 84,800** 80,900** 78,300**  78,200** 80,600**
% Change from prior year -2.4% 3.4% 24.9%  5.8% -4.3% -5.8% -4.6% -3.2% -0.2% 3.1%