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 a 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 graduates!

Facts and Statistics

Number of living alumni: 12,741

Number of alumni living in the USA: 11,083

Number of alumni living outside the USA: 977

Number of alumni living in unreported locations: 681

Alumni live in: 50 states

Alumni live in: 82 countries

Gender:

Males: 8,721
Females: 4,004
Unknown: 16

Degree type:

LL.B.: 1,721
J.D.: 9,161
LL.M.: 1,523
J.S.D.: 312
M.S.L.: 190

Twenty states with the most alumni:

1. New York: 2225
2. California: 1669
3. Washington, D.C.: 878
4. Connecticut: 698
5. Maryland: 642
6. Virginia: 489
7. Massachusetts: 469
8. Florida: 348
9. Pennsylvania: 329
10. Illinois: 317
11. New Jersey: 304
12. Texas: 291
13. Washington: 221
14. Colorado: 169
15. Georgia: 160
16. North Carolina: 147
17. Ohio: 141
18. Oregon: 121
19. Minnesota: 104
20. Arizona: 90

Twenty metro areas with the most alumni:

1. New York City: 2203
2. Washington, D.C.: 2074
3. San Francisco Bay Area: 875
4. Los Angeles Metro: 829
5. Boston Area: 539
6. Southwest Connecticut: 500
7. Chicago: 313
8. Eastern PA: 219
9. Western Washington: 204
10. Denver: 156
11. Atlanta: 133
12. Maryland: 131
13. Hartford: 127
14. Houston: 110
15. Miami: 106
16. Portland: 105
17. Twin Cities: 102
18. San Diego County: 93
19. Alabama/Mississippi: 79
20. Austin: 72

Twenty countries outside the United States with the most alumni:

1. Canada: 111
2. United Kingdom: 91
3. China (including Hong Kong): 76
4. Germany: 64
5. Israel: 53
6. Switzerland: 35
7. Australia: 34
8. France: 31
9. Italy: 31
10. Belgium: 28
11. Japan: 28
12. India: 29
13. Brazil: 27
14. Philippines: 26
15. South Korea: 22
16. Argentina: 21
17. Peru: 18
18. Taiwan: 17
19. Thailand: 15
20. Mexico: 12

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

1. Private Practice: 6,542
2. Education (All): 2,250
3. Law, Public Interest: 1,100
4. Gov’t Service, Non-Elective, Federal: 891
5. Finance (Banking/Investment/Venture Capital/Other): 871
6. Law, Other (Profit): 648
7. Law, Other (Non-Profit): 472
8. Gov’t Service, Non-Elective, State: 232
9. Journalism and Writing: 230
10. Court System: 216
11. Consulting, Management: 198
12. Entertainment/Cinema/Film/Television/Theatre: 207
13. Health Care/Maintenance (All): 187
14. Real Estate: 159
15. Computers (All): 146
16. Gov’t Service, Non-Elective, Local: 134
17. Gov’t, Other: 118
18. Foundation/Association: 98
19. Business, Non-Manufacturing, Other: 91
20. Manufacturing, Other: 51

(Updated May 2017)