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Facts and Figures
The following list of basic membership statistics and participation in Society programs will be updated annually. Beginning in 2013, based on a new member profile, this page will link to separate snapshots with more member detail, including academic specializations and members' countries. A separate annual Jobs Report will be posted on the Career Resources page.



Membership
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
 
Total Members 6015 6203 6222 6636 7121 7780 8526 9058 8436 8703 8756 8576 8254
 
Gender 
Male  n/a n/a n/a 5176 5554 6068 6650 7065 6580 6701 6742 6517 6273
 
Female  n/a n/a n/a 1460 1567 1712 1876 1993 1856 2002 2014 2059 1981
 
 Region
US 4652 4630 4766 5053 5322 5768 6196 6459 6002 6125 5994 5893 5650
 
Non-US 1363 1573 1456 1583 1799 2012 2330 2599 2434 2578 2762 2683 2604
 
 Type
Full n/a n/a n/a 4844 4208 4756 5253 5298 5079 5329 5712 5626 5435
 
Student n/a   n/a n/a 1437 1375 1837 2334 2498 2337 2459 2368 2276 2045
 
Public n/a n/a n/a 38 47 430 365 407 292 315 350 675 775
 


Volunteers
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Volunteers 134 169 210 242 329 486 613 759 813 870 921 951 938


Meetings
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Annual Meeting
Program Units
92 96 100 101 122 134 136 150 155 162 170 169 172
 
Annual Meeting
Attendees
3733 4270 3668 4338 4600 4492 5498 4330 4330 4795 4503 4477 4369
 
International Meeting
Program Units
17 33 18 32 36 29 30 41 47 55 61 57 59
 
International Meeting
Attendees
410 430 495 468 297 571 812 475 737 448 972 892 849


Publications
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
SBL Books Published 19 18 31 23 24 22 23 19 26 24 34 33 39
 
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