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: 12,797

Number of alumni living in the USA: 11,675

Number of alumni living outside the USA: 1,122

Alumni live in: 50 states

Alumni live in: 82 countries

Gender:

Males: 8,793
Females: 3,972
Unknown: 32

Degree type:

LL.B.: 1,796
J.D.: 9,229
LL.M.: 1,244
J.S.D.: 331
M.S.L.: 197

Twenty states with the most alumni:

1. New York: 2,297
2. California: 1,664
3. Washington, D.C.: 878
4. Connecticut: 665
5. Maryland: 641
6. Virginia: 488
7. Massachusetts: 471
8. Florida: 352
9. Pennsylvania: 336
10. Illinois: 335
11. New Jersey: 323
12. Texas: 297
13. Washington: 226
14. Colorado: 173
15. Georgia: 154
16. North Carolina: 150
17. Ohio: 142
18. Oregon: 122
19. Minnesota: 112
20. Arizona: 93

Twenty metro areas with the most alumni:

1. New York City: 2,397
2. Washington, D.C.: 1,791
3. Los Angeles Metro: 737
4. San Francisco Bay Area: 715
5. Southwest Connecticut: 417
6. Boston Area: 395
7. Chicago: 231
8. Eastern PA: 224
9. Western Washington: 212
10. Denver: 160
11. Hartford: 132
12. Atlanta: 128
13. Maryland: 124
14. Miami: 114
15. Houston: 114
16. Twin Cities: 108
17. Portland: 98
18. San Diego County: 89
19. Austin: 86
20. Alabama/Mississippi: 80

Twenty countries outside the United States with the most alumni:

1. Canada: 119
2. United Kingdom: 88
3. Germany: 68
4. Israel: 53
5. China (including Hong Kong): 74
6. Switzerland: 38
7. Australia: 36
8. Italy: 34
9. Japan: 33
10. France: 32
11. Brazil: 32
12. India: 28
13. Belgium: 27
14. Philippines: 26
15. South Korea: 24
16. Argentina: 22
17. Taiwan: 18
18. Peru: 18
19. Thailand: 15
20. New Zealand and Greece: Both have 13

Top 20 Industries (self-reported using University’s occupation codes):

1. Private Practice: 3,421
2. Education (All): 1,250
3. Finance (Banking/Investment/Venture Capital/Other): 489
4. Law, Public Interest: 447
5. Gov’t Service, Non-Elective, Federal: 425
6. Law, Other (Profit): 313
7. Law, Other (Non-Profit): 238
8. Court System: 149
9. Journalism and Writing: 132
10. Gov’t Service, Non-Elective, State: 121
11. Entertainment/Cinema/Film/Television/Theatre: 114
12. Real Estate: 97
13. Computers (All): 81
14. Consulting, Management: 74
15. Gov’t Service, Non-Elective, Local: 65
16. Health Care/Maintenance (All): 65
17. Gov’t, Other: 46
18. Business, Non-Manufacturing, Other: 44
19. Foundation/Association: 38
20. Manufacturing, Other: 37

(Updated March 2016)