Skip to main content
Suffolk University
Private school
Boston, MA

Diversity and Attrition Statistics for Suffolk University

Student diversity

Total enrollment in 2022-23: 1258

  • Women comprise 63.2% of total enrollment
  • Students of color comprise 21.3% of total enrollment

Racial diversity

Gender diversity

Total graduates in 2022: 326

Faculty diversity

Total faculty in 2021-22: 158

  • Women comprise 41.1% of all faculty
  • Faculty of color comprise 17.1% of all faculty

Full-time faculty

Racial diversity
Gender diversity

Other faculty

Racial diversity
Gender diversity

1L attrition

After the 2021-22 academic year

5.7% academic dismissal
2% dropped out
2% transferred out
Non-transfer attrition
7.7% all 1Ls
5.3% white students
16.6% non-white students

After the 2020-21 academic year

5.9% academic dismissal
3.2% dropped out
2.4% transferred out
Non-transfer attrition
9.1% all 1Ls
9.5% white students
10.7% non-white students

These percentages reflect attrition only after the first year (1L). Under the ABA Standards, a law school with non-transfer attrition above 20%, measured over multiple years for an entering cohort, is presumptively out of compliance with the standards. These schools must rebutt the presumption that their admissions and retention policies meet Standard 501, which requires law schools to only enroll students who appear capable of completing school and gaining admission to the bar (which includes passing the bar exam).