Application Trends Survey – 2023 Deans Summary

October 2023


This Deans Summary highlights the key themes and insights of the Application Trends Survey – 2023 Summary Report, which explores new trends among first-generation applicants; application volume by program type and delivery methods; and diversity enrollment with a focus on women and U.S. underrepresented candidates. 

Quick Facts

  • Application Trends Survey – 2023 Deans SummaryThe absolute total number of applications declined for the second year in a row after a pandemic-related boost in 2020.
  • Programs offering flexibility to students were the most likely to see program growth in 2023.
  • Across degree types, roughly twice as many first-generation candidates demonstrated interest in GME than those who submitted applications.