Juris Doctor Enrollment Rate

The Juris Doctor (JD), also known as Doctor of Jurisprudence, is a graduate-entry professional degree in law. Most law schools offer JD program and it is the required legal degree for professionals who want to take bar examination.
  • In 2023, a total of 140,885 law school students enrolled, 54,672 students enrolled in public and 86,213 enrolled in private law schools.
  • Of the 140,885 law school students, 116,727 students enrolled in JD program, which is 82.85% of all students.
  • The percentage of JD program enrollment is 82.07% in public law schools and 83.35% in private law schools.
  • The JD enrollment percentage (82.85%) is lower than last year's rate of 84.67%.
  • 24,158 law school students (17.15% of total students) enrolled in non-JD program such as Juris Master (JM) and Master of Legal Studies (MLS).
The following table lists all ABA accredited law schools with total number of law school students and JD enrollment information. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
J.D Enrollment Rate
SchoolTotal EnrollmentJD Enrollment% of JDNon-JD Enrollment% of non-JD
University of Akron School of LawPublicAkron, OH00-0-
The University of Alabama School of LawPublicTuscaloosa, AL00-0-
Albany Law SchoolPrivateAlbany, NY00-0-
Washington College of LawPrivateWashington, DC00-0-
Appalachian School of LawPrivateGrundy, GA00-0-
Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawPublicPhoenix, AZ00-0-
James E. Rogers College of LawPublicTucson, AZ00-0-
University of Arkansas School of LawPublicFayetteville, AR00-0-
William H. Bowen School of LawPublicLittle Rock, AR00-0-
Atlanta's John Marshall Law SchoolPrivateAtlanta, GA00-0-
Ave Maria School of LawPrivateNaples, FL00-0-
University of Baltimore School of LawPublicBaltimore, MD00-0-
Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawPrivateOrlando, FL00-0-
Baylor Law SchoolPrivateWaco, TX00-0-
Belmont University College of LawPrivateNashville, TN00-0-
Boston College Law SchoolPrivateNewton, MA00-0-
Boston University School of LawPrivateBoston, MA00-0-
J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPrivateProvo, UT00-0-
Brooklyn Law SchoolPrivateBrooklyn, NY00-0-
California Western School of LawPrivateSan Diego, CA00-0-
Berkeley School of LawPublicBerkeley, CA00-0-
Davis School of Law PublicDavis, CA00-0-
Hastings College of the LawPublicSan Francisco, CA00-0-
Irvine School of LawPublicIrvine, CA00-0-
Los Angeles School of LawPublicLos Angeles, CA00-0-
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawPrivateRaleigh, NC00-0-
Capital University Law SchoolPrivateColumbus, OH00-0-
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawPrivateNew York, NY00-0-
Case Western Reserve University School of LawPrivateCleveland, OH00-0-
Columbus School of LawPrivateWashington, DC00-0-
Chapman University School of LawPrivateOrange, CA00-0-
Charleston School of LawPrivateCharleston, SC00-0-
University of Chicago Law SchoolPrivateChicago, IL00-0-
Chicago-Kent College of LawPrivateChicago, IL00-0-
University of Cincinnati College of LawPublicCincinnati, OH00-0-
City University of New York School of LawPublicLong Island City, NY00-0-
Cleveland-Marshall College of LawPublicCleveland, OH00-0-
University of Colorado Boulder School of LawPublicBoulder, CO00-0-
Columbia Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY00-0-
Concordia University School of LawPrivatePortland, OR00-0-
University of Connecticut School of LawPublicHartford, CT00-0-
Cornell Law SchoolPrivateIthaca, NY00-0-
Creighton University School of LawPrivateOmaha, NE00-0-
University of Dayton School of LawPrivateDayton, OH00-0-
Sturm College of LawPrivateDenver, CO00-0-
DePaul University College of LawPrivateChicago, IL00-0-
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawPrivateDetroit, MI00-0-
David A. Clarke School of LawPublicWashington, DC00-0-
Drake University Law SchoolPrivateDes Moines, IA00-0-
Drexel University School of LawPrivatePhiladelphia, PA00-0-
Duke University School of LawPrivateDurham, NC00-0-
Duquesne Kline School of LawPrivatePittsburgh, PA00-0-
Elon University School of LawPrivateGreensboro, NC00-0-
Emory University School of LawPrivateAtlanta, GA00-0-
Thomas Goode Jones School of LawPrivateMontgomery, AL00-0-
Florida A&M University College of LawPublicOrlando, FL00-0-
Florida Coastal School of LawPrivateJacksonville, FL00-0-
Florida International University College of LawPublicMiami, FL00-0-
Florida State University College of LawPublicTallahassee, FL00-0-
Levin College of LawPublicGainesville, FL00-0-
Fordham University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY00-0-
George Mason University School of LawPublicArlington, VA00-0-
The George Washington University Law SchoolPrivateWashington, DC00-0-
Georgetown University Law CenterPrivateWashington, DC00-0-
Georgia State University College of LawPublicAtlanta, GA00-0-
University of Georgia School of LawPublicAthens, GA00-0-
Golden Gate University-San Francisco School of LawPrivateSan Francisco, CA00-0-
Gonzaga University School of LawPrivateSpokane, MA00-0-
Harvard Law SchoolPrivateCambridge, MA00-0-
William S. Richardson School of LawPublicHonolulu, HI00-0-
Hofstra University School of LawPrivateHempstead, NY00-0-
University of Houston Law CenterPublicHouston, TX00-0-
Howard University School of LawPrivateWashington, DC00-0-
University of Idaho College of LawPublicMoscow, ID00-0-
University of Illinois College of LawPublicChampaign, IL00-0-
Maurer School of LawPublicBloomington, IN00-0-
Robert H. McKinney School of LawPublicIndianapolis, IN00-0-
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of LawPrivateSan Juan, PR00-0-
University of Iowa College of LawPublicIowa City, IA00-0-
University of Illinois Chicago School of LawPublicChicago, IL00-0-
University of Kansas School of LawPublicLawrence, KS00-0-
University of Kentucky College of LawPublicLexington, KY00-0-
University of La Verne College of LawPrivateOntario, CA00-0-
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolPrivatePortland, OR00-0-
Liberty University School of LawPrivateLynchburg, VA00-0-
Duncan School of LawPrivateKnoxville, TN00-0-
Paul M. Hebert Law CenterPublicBaton Rouge, LA00-0-
Louis D. Brandeis School of LawPublicLouisville, LA00-0-
Loyola Law SchoolPrivateLos Angeles, CA00-0-
Loyola University Chicago School of LawPrivateChicago, IL00-0-
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawPrivateNew Orleans, LA00-0-
University of Maine School of LawPublicPortland, ME00-0-
Marquette University Law SchoolPrivateMilwaukee, WI00-0-
University of Maryland School of LawPublicBaltimore, MD00-0-
McGeorge School of LawPrivateSacramento, CA00-0-
Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawPublicMemphis, TN00-0-
Mercer Law SchoolPrivateMacon, GA00-0-
University of Miami School of LawPrivateCoral Gables, FL00-0-
Michigan State University College of LawPrivateEast Lansing, MI00-0-
University of Michigan Law SchoolPublicAnn Arbor, MI00-0-
University of Minnesota Law SchoolPublicMinneapolis, MN00-0-
Mississippi College School of LawPrivateJackson, MS00-0-
University of Mississippi School of LawPublicUniversity, MS00-0-
University of Missouri School of LawPublicColumbia, MO00-0-
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawPublicKansas City, MO00-0-
Mitchell Hamline School of LawPrivateSt. Paul, MN00-0-
University of Montana School of LawPublicMissoula, MT00-0-
University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of LawPublicLincoln, NE00-0-
William S. Boyd School of LawPublicLas Vegas, NV00-0-
New England School of LawPrivateBoston, MA00-0-
University of New Hampshire School of LawPublicConcord, NH00-0-
University of New Mexico School of LawPublicAlbuquerque, NM00-0-
New York Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY00-0-
New York University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY00-0-
North Carolina Central University School of LawPublicDurham, NC00-0-
University of North Carolina School of LawPublicChapel Hill, NC00-0-
University of North Dakota School of LawPublicGrand Forks, ND00-0-
Northeastern University School of LawPrivateBoston, MA00-0-
Northern Illinois University College of LawPublicDeKalb, IL00-0-
Salmon P. Chase College of LawPublicHighland Heights, KY00-0-
Northwestern Pritzker School of LawPrivateChicago, IL00-0-
Notre Dame Law SchoolPrivateNotre Dame, IL00-0-
Shepard Broad Law CenterPrivateFort Lauderdale, FL00-0-
Claude W. Pettit College of LawPrivateAda, OH00-0-
Michael E. Moritz College of LawPublicColumbus, OH00-0-
Oklahoma City University School of LawPrivateOklahoma City, OK00-0-
University of Oklahoma College of LawPublicNorman, OK00-0-
University of Oregon School of LawPublicEugene, OR00-0-
Pace University School of LawPrivateWhite Plains, NY00-0-
Penn State Dickinson LawPublicCarlisle, PA00-0-
Penn State LawPublicUniversity Park, PA00-0-
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolPrivatePhiladelphia, PA00-0-
Pepperdine University School of LawPrivateMalibu, CA00-0-
University of Pittsburgh Law SchoolPublicPittsburgh, PA00-0-
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPrivatePonce, PR00-0-
University of Puerto Rico School of LawPublicSan Juan, PR00-0-
Quinnipiac University School of LawPrivateHamden, CT00-0-
Regent University School of LawPrivateVirginia Beach, VA00-0-
University of Richmond School of LawPrivateUniversity of Richmond School of Law, VA00-0-
Roger Williams University School of LawPrivateBristol, RI00-0-
Rutgers Law School - Camden campusPublicCamden, NJ00-0-
Saint Louis University School of LawPrivateQueens, NY00-0-
Cumberland School of LawPrivateBirmingham, AL00-0-
University of San Diego School of LawPrivateSan Diego, CA00-0-
University of San Francisco School of LawPrivateSan Francisco, CA00-0-
Santa Clara University School of LawPrivateSanta Clara, CA00-0-
Seattle University School of LawPrivateSeattle, WA00-0-
Seton Hall University School of LawPrivateNewark, NJ00-0-
University of South Carolina School of LawPublicColumbia, SC00-0-
University of South Dakota School of LawPublicVermillion, SD00-0-
South Texas College of LawPrivateHouston, TX00-0-
Gould School of LawPrivateLos Angeles, CA00-0-
Southern Illinois University School of LawPublicCarbondale, IL00-0-
Dedman School of LawPrivateDallas, TX00-0-
Southern University Law CenterPublicBaton Rouge, LA00-0-
Southwestern Law SchoolPrivateLos Angeles, CA00-0-
St. John's University School of LawPrivateQueens, NY00-0-
St. Mary's University School of LawPrivateSan Antonio, TX00-0-
St. Thomas University School of LawPrivateMiami Gardens, FL00-0-
University of St. Thomas School of LawPrivateMinneapolis, MN00-0-
Stanford Law SchoolPrivateStanford, CA00-0-
Stetson University College of LawPrivateGulfport, FL00-0-
Suffolk University Law SchoolPrivateBoston, MA00-0-
Syracuse University College of LawPrivateSyracuse, NY00-0-
Beasley School of LawPublicPhiladelphia, PA00-0-
University of Tennessee College of LawPublicKnoxville, TN00-0-
Texas A&M University School of LawPublicFort Worth, TX00-0-
University of Texas School of LawPublicAustin, TX00-0-
Thurgood Marshall School of LawPublicHouston, TX00-0-
Texas Tech University School of LawPublicLubbock, TX00-0-
Thomas Jefferson School of LawPrivateSan Diego, CA00-0-
University of Toledo College of LawPublicToledo, OH00-0-
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterPrivateCentral Islip, NY00-0-
Tulane University School of LawPrivateNew Orleans, LA00-0-
University of Tulsa College of LawPrivateTulsa, OK00-0-
University at Buffalo Law SchoolPublicBuffalo, NY00-0-
University of Massachusetts School of LawPublicNorth Dartmouth, MA00-0-
UNT Dallas College of LawPublicDallas, TX00-0-
S.J. Quinney College of LawPublicSalt Lake City, UT00-0-
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolPrivateNashville, TN00-0-
Vermont Law SchoolPrivateSouth Royalton, VT00-0-
Villanova University School of LawPrivateVillanova, PA00-0-
University of Virginia School of LawPublicCharlottesville, VA00-0-
Wake Forest University School of LawPrivateWinston-Salem, NC00-0-
Washburn University School of LawPublicTopeka, KS00-0-
Washington and Lee University School of LawPrivateLexington, VA00-0-
Washington University School of LawPrivateSt. Louis, MO00-0-
University of Washington School of LawPublicSeattle, WA00-0-
Wayne State University Law SchoolPublicDetroit, MI00-0-
West Virginia University College of LawPublicMorgantown, WV00-0-
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolPrivateLansing, MI00-0-
Western New England University School of LawPrivateSpringfield, MA00-0-
Western State College of LawPrivateIrvine, CA00-0-
Widener Law CommonwealthPrivateHarrisburg, PA00-0-
Willamette University College of LawPrivateSalem, OR00-0-
Marshall-Wythe School of LawPublicWilliamsburg, VA00-0-
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolPublicMadison, MI00-0-
University of Wyoming College of LawPublicLaramie, WY00-0-
Yale Law SchoolPrivateNew Haven, CT00-0-
Drivon School of LawPrivateStockton, CA00-0-
Widener Law DelawarePrivateWilmington, DE00-0-
Valparaiso University Law SchoolPrivateValparaiso, IN00-0-