Fall 2010 Enrollment Report

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Table 1a

Headcount History by School, 2006-2010
Total Fall 2010 headcount enrollment is 6,349, a decline of 1% from Fall 2009.  The School of Social Work had the largest percent increase while Nursing had the largest percent decline in enrollment.

Table 1b

FTES History by School, 2006-2010
Total Fall 2010 FTES enrollment is 6,107, essentially unchanged from Fall 2009.  As expected from the headcount enrollment, Social Work and Nursing experienced the largest percent increase and decline in FTES, respectively.

Table 2 

Headcount Change by Degree
The decline in enrollment for Fall 2010 is attributable to reductions in two Bachelor’s degree programs.  Enrollments in Nursing BSN and Medical and Research Technology BS fell by 54 and 20 students, respectively.  Within Master’s programs, reductions in Nursing were offset by growth in Public Health and Social Work.  Within Professional Practice Doctorate programs, the fourth year of Pharmacy PharmD expansion at Shady Grove added 40 students.  Overall enrollment in the Research & Scholarship Doctorate programs did not change compared to Fall 2009.  The Physical Therapy DScPT program is no longer admitting new students.  Fall 2010 is the first year for enrollment in the Nursing Certificate programs.

Table 3

Projected vs. Actual Headcount by Degree
Fall 2010 enrollment total is 1% less than projected.  While many programs were close to the projections, some had significant deviations.  The Social Work MSW and Law - Day JD programs enrolled the most number of students over their projected enrollments.  Nursing MS and BSN had the largest disparity among the programs that failed to reach their projected enrollment.  The enrollments in Genetic Counseling (MGC) and Physical Therapy (DPT) were exactly as projected. 

Table 4

FTES Change by Degree
Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) change by degree generally parallels change in headcount enrollment.  The Grand Total FTES for all programs increased by 30, a 0% change from 2009 Fall FTES.

Table 5

Headcount by Gender
Women comprise 71% of the total enrollment, dominating all programs except for Law Day and Evening JD programs where men account for 51% and 56% of enrollment, respectively.  The Dental DDS program is split equally.

Table 6

Headcount by Attendance Status
Full-time students account for 78% of headcount enrollment for Fall 2010.  Programs that have more than 50 percent part-time students include the Dental MS, Pharmacy MS, Public Health MPH, Physical Therapy DScPT, and Nursing MS, PhD, DNP and Certificate programs.  The Doctor of Science of Physical Therapy (DScPT) is a part-time program.

Table 7a

Headcount by Race/Ethnicity
New race and ethnicity categories, as required by the change in the Federal Reporting standards, are used to describe the degree programs by headcount.  The changes include the addition of Multi-Racial and Pacific Islander categories.  Total Minority is the sum of the American Indian, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Multi-Racial categories. Table 7b provides percent of headcount by race/ethnicity. 

Table 7bPercent Headcount by Race/Ethnicity

Table 8

Headcount by Residency
Maryland residents account for 75% of the total enrollment for Fall 2010.  The undergraduate programs have the highest percent with 91% in-state residents. The Research & Scholarship Doctorate programs have the lowest at 38%.

Table 9

Headcount by Degree Status
Overall, 98% of students are seeking degrees or certificates.  Most non-degree students are concentrated in the Master’s programs in Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.

Table 10

Headcount by Class and Type
Of the “year assigned” programs, the percentages among classes appear to be more different within the Bachelor’s degree programs than for the other degree levels.  Approximately 24% of new Nursing BSN students and 21% of new Social Work MSW students entered their respective program in Second Year standing.  The entering class of Law – Evening JD is significantly larger than in previous years.  There are also 40 new first year PharmD students enrolled at the Universities at Shady Grove. 

Table 11a

Graduate School Enrollment by Program
The Graduate School enrolls students in 10 Master’s and 25 Research & Scholarship Doctorate programs.  Enrollment in Non-Degree and Master’s degree programs has dropped by 34 and 48 students, respectively, from Fall 2009 to Fall 2010.  Enrollment in Research & Scholarship Doctoral degree programs also declined by 2 students.  The gender and race of Graduate School students are depicted in Table 11b and Table 11c, respectively.

Table 11b

Graduate School Enrollment by Gender

Table 11c

Graduate School Enrollment by Race

Table 12

Professional Practice Students by Class and Gender
The only Professional Practice programs that continue to remain male dominated are the Law Day and Evening JD programs.  The Dental DDS program, a historically male dominated program, has enrolled more women than men in its First Year class for the second year in a row.

Table 13

Enrollment by Region and Maryland County
Nearly 74% 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 Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Outside of Maryland, the top five states represented are Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, California, and Florida.

Table 15

International Student Enrollment by Degree
International students comprise 3% of overall enrollment.  The programs that enroll the most International students are Nursing BSN, Medicine PhD, Pharmacy PhD, and Pharmacy PharmD.

Table 16

International Student Enrollment by Legal Nation
The top five countries represented by International students are India, People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Canada, and Nigeria.