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Alumni Demographics

We thought you would enjoy these demographic statistics from the Yale University Office of Alumni Records.  Please note, a significant number of alumni do not provide responses to some or all of the Office of Alumni Records questions, and therefore the numbers do not always "add up."  Moreover, information is not always updated by alumni (now that we have our new fillable form, it should be easy to update your information!)  With those disclaimers, please enjoy these stats which do provide a general, if fuzzy, snapshot of our alumni population!

Facts and Statistics

Number of living alumni: 12,961

Number of alumni living in the USA: 11,266
Number of alumni living outside the USA:  1,695

Alumni live in: 50 states
Alumni live in: 84 countries

Gender: 
Males: 9,111
Females: 3,836

Degree type: 
LL.B.:  1,970
J.D.:  8,754 
LL.M.:  1,479 
J.S.D.:  354
M.S.L.:  187

Alumni living in the 20 states with the most alumni:
New York: 2,282
California: 1,609
District of Columbia: 883
Connecticut: 756
Maryland: 645
Massachusetts: 495
Virginia: 479
Florida: 378
Illinois: 336
Pennsylvania: 334
New Jersey: 331
Texas: 299
Washington: 223
Colorado: 172
Ohio: 150
North Carolina: 148
Georgia: 142
Oregon: 113
Minnesota: 103
Arizona: 94

Alumni living in the 20 metro-areas with the most alumni: 
New York City:  1,980
Washington, DC: 884
San Francisco Bay Area, CA: 426
Los Angeles, CA: 442
New Haven, CT: 330
Boston/Cambridge, MA: 235
Chicago, IL: 196
Bethesda, MD: 184
Seattle, WA: 136
Philadelphia, PA: 114
Arlington, VA: 113
Atlanta, GA: 103
Miami, FL: 102
Houston, TX: 94
Denver, CO: 91
Portland, OR: 70
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: 59
New Orleans, LA: 46
Phoenix, AZ: 39
St. Louis, MO: 39

Alumni living in the 20 countries outside the United States with the most alumni:

Canada: 114 
United Kingdom: 81
Germany: 62
Israel: 56
People’s Republic of China: 45
Japan: 40
Switzerland: 39
France: 38
Australia: 34
Philippines: 33
Belgium: 31
Brazil: 31
Italy: 29
India: 28
Hong Kong: 26
Argentina: 22
South Korea: 19
Peru: 18
Taiwan (ROC): 17
Thailand: 15

Top 15 Industries (self-reported using University’s industry codes):
Private Practice: 3,482 
Education: 1,283
Government (non-elective): 601
Finance/Banking/Venture Capital: 487
Law (public interest): 429
Entertainment: 181
Business/Foundations/Consulting: 180
Journalism/Writing/Publishing-Printing:  174
Court System:  152
Real Estate:  108
Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals: 91
Computer Industry: 78
Government (elective, other): 69
Manufacturing/Retail: 51
Environmental Affairs/Biotechnology:  48

 

(Updated January 2014)