The 2018 Standard 509 data from the American Bar Association (ABA) is now available on Analytix by AccessLex. Many new data elements were introduced this year, including separate full-time and part-time totals for the number of students in the first-year class, fourth year (4L) student enrollment, number of seminars offered, number of co-curricular offerings, number of librarians, number of administrators, per semester tuition and per credit tuition.
Other data elements were reintroduced. For example, after combining academic and other attrition into a singular “non-transfer” attrition category last year, the ABA removed non-transfer attrition and reintroduced academic and other attrition as separate data elements this year. The ABA also reinstituted disaggregated reporting of undergraduate GPA and LSAT score percentiles by full-time and part-time status.
On the other hand, the ABA reversed its 2017 decision to include the total number of credits in required first-year courses and the total number of credits in required upper level courses. Moreover, annual tuition is not included in the Standard 509 reports this year given the introduction of per term and per credit tuition; however, AccessLex calculated and imputed annual tuition and fees data for the Analytix platform to make it easier for users to view and analyze these figures.
Analytix will be updated again later this Spring, following the release of the ABA Bar Passage reports. In the meantime, you can review and compare the 2018 Standard 509 data here.