Fall 2011 Enrollment Report

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Table 1a

Headcount History by School, 2007-2011
Total Fall 2011 headcount enrollment is 6,395, an increase of 1% from Fall 2010.  Medicine and Social Work have the largest percent of growth in enrollment while Law and Nursing have a decline in enrollment.

Table 1b

FTES History by School, 2007-2011
Total Fall 2011 FTES enrollment is 6,251, an increase of 2% from Fall 2010.  Pharmacy and Dentistry experienced the largest percent increase and decline in FTES, respectively.

Table 2 

Headcount Change by Degree
The growth in enrollment for Fall 2011 is largely attributable to an increase in the Medical and Research Technology BS, Medicine MS, Nursing MS, Social Work MSW, Nursing Practice DNP, and Nursing Certificate programs.  Enrollments in Nursing BSN fell by 59 students or 9 percent compared to Fall 2010.  This decline in enrollment is offset by the growth within the Master’s programs.  The Nursing Certificate programs also experienced gains in their enrollment compared to Fall 2010, the first year the programs were offered.  The Physical Therapy DScPT program is no longer admitting new students.

Table 3

Projected vs. Actual Headcount by Degree
Fall 2011 enrollment total is 2% greater than projected.  While many programs are close to the projections, some have significant deviations.  The Social Work MSW, Nursing MS and Law - Day JD programs enrolled the most number of students over their projected enrollments.  Nursing BSN has the largest disparity among the programs that failed to reach their projected enrollment.  The enrollment in Dental Hygiene BS is 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 144, a 2% change from 2010 Fall FTES.

Table 5

Headcount by Gender
Women comprise 71% of the total enrollment, dominating all programs except for Law Day and Evening JD and LLM programs where men account for 51%, 54% and 60% of enrollment, respectively.  The Dental PhD and DDS programs are split equally.

Table 6

Headcount by Attendance Status
Full-time students account for 79% of headcount enrollment for Fall 2011.  Programs that have more than 50 percent part-time students include the Dental MS, Public Health MPH, 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 2010 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 74% of the total enrollment for Fall 2011.  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, 97% of students are seeking degrees or certificates.  Most non-degree students are concentrated within the Master’s programs, mainly Nursing and Medicine.

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 22% of new Nursing BSN students and 20% of new Social Work MSW students entered their respective program in Second Year standing.  There are also 39 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 11 Master’s and 25 Research & Scholarship Doctorate programs.  Enrollment in Non-Degree and Research & Scholarship Doctoral degree programs grew by 29 and 10 students, respectively, from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011.  Enrollment in Master’s degree programs decreased by 1 student.  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 historically male dominated Professional Practice programs of Law Day and Evening JD enrolled more women than men in their First Year classes, however the total number of males still outnumber females.  The Dental DDS program is a historically male dominated program that appears to becoming more gender neutral.

Table 13

Enrollment by Region and Maryland County
Nearly 73% 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 North Dakota and South Dakota.  Outside of Maryland, the top five states represented are Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, New York, and Florida.

Table 15

International Student Enrollment by Degree
International students comprise 4% of overall enrollment.  The programs that enroll the most International students are Medicine PhD, Pharmacy PhD, and Pharmacy PharmD.  Dental PhD is the program with the highest percentage of International students.

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.