Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Big drop in number of students who took the LSAT last June

During the last administration of the LSAT in June, 2011, the number of prospective law students taking the test declined 18.7% from the previous year. In June, 2010 there were 32,973 test-takers; this past June the number dropped to 26,812. According to figures maintained by the LSAC, last June saw a record number of test-takers; the highest number since the LSAC began reporting those numbers in 1987.  From the LSAC website.

LSATs Administered

Tests Administered Data
Year June % Chg October % Chg December % Chg February % Chg Total % Chg
1987–88 18,902    36,804   33,874   26,408   115,988  
1988–89 23,064  22.0% 40,577 10.3%     42,564 25.7%     30,883 16.9%     137,088 18.2%
1989–90 22,088  -4.2%     43,274 6.6% 44,044 3.5% 29,459 -4.6% 138,865 1.3%
1990–91     25,677 16.2% 49,957 15.4% 42,685 -3.1% 34,366 16.7% 152,685 10.0%
1991–92 24,211 -5.7% 50,077 0.2% 43,588 2.1% 27,691 -19.4% 145,567 -4.7%
1992–93 24,778     2.3% 46,491 -7.2% 41,533 -4.7% 27,252 -1.6% 140,054 3.8%
1993–94 23,061 -6.9% 46,359 -0.3% 38,982 -6.1% 23,626 -13.3% 132,028 -5.7%
1994–95 21,880 -5.1% 42,927 -7.4% 39,670 1.8% 24,076 1.9% 128,553 -2.6%
1995–96 20,336 -7.1% 38,406 -10.5% 36,368 -8.3% 19,646 -18.4% 114,756 -10.7%
1996–97 19,055 -6.3% 36,020 -6.2% 30,953 -14.9% 19,287 -1.8% 105,315 -8.2%
1997–98 20,010 5.0% 34,399 -4.5% 29,879 -3.5% 19,703 2.2% 103,991     -1.3%
1998–99 18,933 -5.4% 33,558 -2.4% 32,116 7.5% 19,629 -0.4% 104,236 0.2%
1999–00 20,448 8.0% 36,540 8.9% 30,731 -4.3% 19,434 -1.0% 107,153 2.8%
2000–01 20,151 -1.5% 37,847 3.6% 30,111 -2.0% 20,921 7.7% 109,030 1.8%
2001–02 23,908 18.6% 46,745 23.5% 38,045 26.3% 25,553 22.1% 134,251 23.1%
2002–03 27,808 16.3% 52,604 12.5% 41,887 10.1% 25,715 0.6% 148,014 10.3%
2003–04 27,471 -1.2% 53,701 2.1% 41,215 -1.6% 25,230 -1.9% 147,617 -0.3%
2004–05 28,600 4.1% 50,386 -6.2% 41,985 1.9% 24,287 -3.7% 145,258 -1.6%
2005–06 25,984 -9.1% 49,197 -2.4% 40,023 -4.7% 22,240 -8.4% 137,444 -5.4%
2006–07 24,879 -4.3% 48,171 -2.1% 41,033 2.5% 25,965 16.7% 140,048 1.9%
2007–08 25,103 0.9% 49,785 3.4% 42,250 3.0% 25,193 -3.0% 142,331 1.6%
2008–09 28,939 15.3% 50,721 1.9% 43,646 3.3% 28,092 11.5% 151,398 6.4%
2009–10 32,595 12.6% 60,746 19.8% 50,444 15.6% 27,729 -1.3% 171,514 13.3%
2010–11 32,973 1.2% 54,345 -10.5% 42,096 -16.5% 25,636 -7.5% 155,050 -9.6%
2011–12 26,812 -18.7%







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