Fall 2008 Enrollment Report

Table 1a

Headcount History by School, 2004-2008
Total Fall 2008 headcount enrollment is 6,156, an increase of 5% from Fall 2007.  Most schools experienced an increase in enrollment size, with the largest increase found in Nursing.  Social Work was the only school to decrease in enrollment size in 2008.

Table 1b

FTES History by School, 2004-2008
Total Fall 2008 FTES enrollment is 5,700, an increase of 4% from Fall 2007.  The FTES for Dental, Law, Nursing, and Pharmacy increased from the prior year while Social Work decreased by 4%.  Medicine remained unchanged from Fall 2007.

Table 2 

Headcount Change by Program
The enrollment growth for Fall 2008 is concentrated in the First Professional and Graduate programs.  Undergraduate and Certificate programs also added to the total growth while the Other Graduate programs fell slightly in size.  The largest change from last year, an increase of 111 students, is found in the Graduate Nursing MS & PhD programs.  The Undergraduate BSN and First Professional PharmD programs grew by over 40 students.  The largest decline in a program's enrollment is 35 students from the Social Work MSW program.

Table 3

Projected vs. Actual Headcount by Program 
Fall 2008 enrollment is 2% larger than projected.  While many programs were close to the projections, some had significant deviations.  Nursing MS & PhD programs and the Day Law JD program enrolled the most number of students over their projected enrollments.

Table 4

FTES Change by Program
Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) change by program generally parallels change in headcount enrollment.  The Grand Total FTES for all programs increased 4% from 2007 Fall enrollment

Table 5

Headcount by Gender
Women comprise 72% of the total enrollment, dominating all programs except for Dental (DDS) where men account for 52% of enrollment in that program.

Table 6

Headcount by Attendance Status
Full-time students account for 77% of headcount enrollment for Fall 2008.  Most part-time students are concentrated in the Physical Therapy DScPT program and Nursing BSN, MS, PhD and DNP programs.  The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a part-time program.  Only 2% of students in First Professional programs are enrolled as part-time.

Table 7

Headcount by Race
African American students account for 17% of total enrollment for Fall 2008 while 58% of the students are Caucasian.  Minority headcount enrollment for the campus is 35% of the total.  Foreign students comprise only 4% of the total enrollment

Table 8

Headcount by Residency
Maryland residents account for 75% of the total enrollment for Fall 2008.  The undergraduate programs have the highest percent with 89% in-state residents.  The Graduate Dental MS & PhD programs have the lowest percent at 27%.

Table 9

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

Table 10

Undergraduate Students by Class and Type
The percentages among classes within each undergraduate program appear to be different for the Nursing (BSN) and Medical and Technology (BS) programs.  Approximately 40% of new Nursing (BSN) students entered the program in Second Year standing.  The Second Year class in Medical and Technology (BS) program is over twice as large as the First Year class due to a smaller number of incoming students than last year, and additional continuing students who are remaining in the Second Year standing from last year.

Table 11

Graduate Students by Class and Type
Of the "year assigned" graduate programs, most are fairly regularly and evenly split throughout the cycle.  About 25% of new Master of Social Work students entered the program in Second Year standing.

Table 11a

Graduate School Enrollment by Program
The graduate School enrolls students in 13 Master's and 25 Doctoral programs.  Enrollment in Master's degree programs has continued to rise, and has increase by 157 students from Fall 2007 to Fall 2008.  Enrollment in Doctoral degree programs and Non-Degree programs declined by 23 and 35 students, respectively.

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 Evening Law (JD) program is significantly larger than in previous years.  All other First Professional programs have entering class sizes that are similar to their continuing classes.  There are also 41 first year PharmD students enrolled at the Universities at Shady Grove.

Table 12aFirst Professional Students by Gender

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 except Iowa, Kentucky, and Wyoming.  Outside of Maryland, the top six states represented are Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, California, Florida and New Jersey.

Table 15

International Student Enrollment by Program
International students comprise 4% of overall enrollment, and about half of those students are enrolled in the Graduate School.

Table 16

International Student Enrollment by Legal Nation
The top four countries represented by international students are the People's Republic of China, India, South Korea, and Canada.