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2018 Membership Report



SBL Dashboard statistics are for our fiscal year July 1- July 1.
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Membership
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
 
Total Members 6015 6203 6222 6636 7121 7780 8526 9058 8436 8703 8756 8576 8254 8302 8058 8215 8417
 
Gender 
Male  n/a n/a n/a 5176 5554 6068 6650 7065 6580 6701 6742 6517 6273 6310 6164 6243 6396
 
Female  n/a n/a n/a 1460 1567 1712 1876 1993 1856 2002 2014 2059 1981 1992 1894 1971 2020
 
 Region
US 4652 4630 4766 5053 5322 5768 6196 6459 6002 6125 5994 5893 5650 5728 5528 5550 5518
 
Non-US 1363 1573 1456 1583 1799 2012 2330 2599 2434 2578 2762 2683 2604 2574 2517 2604 2818
 
 Type
Full n/a n/a n/a 4844 4208 4756 5253 5298 5079 5329 5712 5626 5435 5548 5427 5628 5746
 
Student n/a   n/a n/a 1437 1375 1837 2334 2498 2337 2459 2368 2276 2045 1980 1913 1913 2060
 
Public n/a n/a n/a 38 47 430 365 407 292 315 350 675 775 774 718 674 611
 


Volunteers
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Volunteers 134 169 210 242 329 486 613 759 813 870 921 951 938 942 957 954 1030


Meetings
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Annual Meeting
Program Units
92 96 100 101 122 134 136 150 155 162 170 169 172 174 177 170 171
 
Annual Meeting
Attendees
3733 4270 3668 4338 4600 4492 5498 4330 4330 4795 4503 4477 4369 4686 4317 4032 4238
 
International Meeting
Program Units
17 33 18 32 36 29 30 41 47 55 61 57 59 54 54 50 54
 
International Meeting
Attendees
410 430 495 468 297 571 812 475 737 448 972 892 849 1035 406 623 1159


Publications
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
SBL Books Published 19 18 31 23 24 22 23 19 26 24 34 33 39 40 34 33 33
 
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