Fall 2004 Enrollment Report

Table 1a

Headcount History by School, 2000-2004
Total Fall 2004 headcount enrollment is 5,602, an increase of 125 from Fall 2003 and the highest enrollment since Fall 1998.  Increases occurred in Medicine, Dental, Social Work, Nursing and Pharmacy, with the growth rate being strongest in the School of Medicine.  This growth was coupled with a decline in enrollment within the School of Law.

Table 1b

FTES History by School, 2000-2004
Total Fall 2004 FTES enrollment is 5,088, an increase of 94 from Fall 2003 and the highest over the five year period.  Increases in Nursing, Dental, Medicine, and Social Work are offset by decreases in Law and Pharmacy.

Table 2 

Headcount Change by Program
Enrollment growth is concentrated in Graduate School and other graduate programs.  Enrollment in the undergraduate Medical and Research Technology program continues to increase, reversing the trend of several years of declining enrollment before Fall 2003.  Law School enrollment is 10% below last year’s, and at 778 is lower than any fall headcount in the past 25 years.  The entering law class is actually the largest in three years, however, as the overall decrease is due to the graduation of the abnormally large 2001 cohort earlier this year.  Increased enrollment in Physical Therapy programs reflect the continued phase-in of the new doctoral level programs.  Three students are enrolled in the new Master of Public Health program.

Table 3

Projected vs. Actual Headcount by Program
Fall 2004 enrollment is 3% greater than planned, with the majority of programs showing only small change from the projections.  However, greater than expected enrollment occurs in the Nursing (BSN) and Medical and Research Technology (BS) undergraduate programs.  Graduate programs in Medicine (MS & PhD) also exceeded projections, as well as the Transitional Physical Therapy (DPT) and (DScPT) Physical Therapy programs.  Non-Traditional Pharmacy (PharmD) and the Day – Law (JD) programs also experienced greater than projected enrollment for Fall 2004.  The Evening – Law (JD) program and the Physical Therapy – Entry Level (DPT) programs did not meet projected enrollment for this year.

Table 4

FTES Change by Program
Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) change by program generally parallels change in headcount enrollment, with no major inconsistencies.

Table 5

Headcount by Gender
Women predominate in the majority of UMB programs.  Men are a majority in only the Dental Post Graduate and Evening – Law (JD) programs.  Overall, women continue to comprise 72% of enrollment.

Table 6

Headcount by Attendance Status
Full-time students account for 79% of headcount enrollment, only a slight decrease from the 80% for Fall 2003.  Most part-time students are concentrated in undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MS & PhD) Nursing programs, the graduate Medicine (MS & PhD) programs and the Master of Social Work (MSW) program.  The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Non-Traditional Pharmacy (PharmD) programs are part-time programs.

Table 7

Headcount by Race
Enrollment of African American students remains at 18% of total enrollment for Fall 2004.  Minority headcount enrollment for the campus is 33% of the total, slightly less than Fall 2003.  For Fall 2004, 1.8% of students did not report a race.

Table 8

Headcount by Residency
The percentage of students who are Maryland residents remains at 75% for Fall 2004 with only slight change among programs, the largest of which was within the Physical Therapy Programs that fell from a 82% residency rate in Fall 2003 to 77% for Fall 2004.

Table 9

Headcount by Degree Status
Overall, 98% of students are seeking degrees.  Most non-degree students are concentrated in Medical and Research Technology (BS) programs and graduate Nursing (MS & PhD) and Medicine (MS & PhD) programs.

Table 10

Undergraduate Students by Class and Type
Close to 68% of undergraduates are enrolled in the second year of their program, a 5% increase from Fall 2003.

Table 11

Graduate Students by Class and Type
Due to the phase-out of the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program, both remaining students are in the third year of the program.  Of the remaining “year assigned” graduate programs, most are evenly split throughout the cycle.

Table 11a

Graduate School Enrollment by Program
The Graduate School enrolls students in 13 Master’s and 21 Doctoral programs.  Enrollment in degree programs has continued to rise, and has increased 3% from Fall 2003 to Fall 2004.

Table 11b

Graduate School Enrollment by Gender

Table 11c

Graduate School Enrollment by Race

Table 12

First Professional Students by Class and Type
The entering class for the Day Law Program is larger than either the second or third year classes.

Table 13

Enrollment by Region and Maryland County
Nearly 75% of students resided in Maryland at the time of application.  Most resided in the Baltimore Region, followed by the Washington Region.  Every Maryland county is represented.  For a pictorial view, see Enrollment by Maryland County Map.

Table 14

Enrollment by State
The university enrolled students from every state.  Outside of Maryland, the top six states represented are Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, New York, New Jersey, and Florida.

Table 15

International Student Enrollment by Program
International students comprise 5% of overall enrollment, and more than half of those students are enrolled in the Graduate School.

Table 16

International Student Enrollment by Country
The top four countries represented are the People’s Republic of China, India, Canada, and South Korea.