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List: Brief Descriptions of German Universities
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Kant’s Lectures
The Student Notes

Five-Year Average Enrollments (18th century)

The following universities are ranked by their average enrollment for the 18th century, based on data provided by Eulenburg [1904, 164-65].  These same data are also displayed in a graph.

These enrollment figures are, in part, estimates made by Eulenburg following a formula he devised, although by the 18th century recording such enrollment figures became more commonplace, resulting in more reliable numbers.  The older records generally indicated only the number of students matriculating (entering the college), but not the exmatriculants (those leaving the college, with or without a degree), nor the total number of students currently attending classes during any given semester.  See Eulenburg [1904, 29-42, 143] for a discussion of his method of calculating enrollments from the matriculation records, and of the nature of the records.  Compare also the numbers offered in Paulsen [1921, ii.129], which draws on Schrader [1894], Michaelis [1768-76], Meiners [1801-2], and Conrad [1884].

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Halle 972 1022 920 1089 1085 1202 1075 1116 1244 1026 918 734 799 587 673 1021 1076 1042 854 744
Jena 978 1258 1412 1464 1058 1196 1344 1280 1004 1010 862 750 602 472 484 408 561 783 867 678
Leipzig 1083 882 908 844 747 806 703 736 704 662 654 540 740 716 676 703 720 670 642 524
Göttingen             330 416 385 625 600 521 427 653 805 855 874 816 726 705
Köln 504 369 376 381 359 369 380 380 347 379 383 371 326 329 326 277 261 257    
Wittenberg 535 464 549 556 416 364 362 310 245 279 266 162 144 190 218 203 238 254 279 194
Königsberg 354 314 292 272 246 246 328 302 370 326 326 248 324 272 294 364 380 280 230 323
Ingolstadt 287 311 280 350 315 359 355 336 175 351 385 341 351 329 329 257 317 257 240 296
Würzburg 322 188 286 288 240 232 284 280 320 380 302 314 320 328 272 222 236 298 300 210
Straßburg 98 148 162 162 164 216 194 280 200 288 276 320 346 246 254 254 212 182    
Mainz 254 310 412 392 350 252 206 320 220 448 230 200 200 192 282 214 142 128    
Tübingen 286 277 270 252 248 255 248 252 215 226 240 300 320 309 309 252 260 244 218 249
Helmstedt 341 284 295 293 288 354 293 196 198 211 227 259 246 101 141 156 187 163 128 120
Bamberg 230 207 237 240 222 227 240 251 263 298 250 197 246 260 162 180 162 148 112 116
Breslau 112 240 210 244 326 306 322 262 134 190 220   190 116 112 126 206 210 191 182
Dillingen 252 279 301 305 277 287 256 264 260 230 245 255 259 268 217 140 140 137 117 106
Marburg 178 156 182 158 174 231 229 240 193 194 172 152 147 158 130 132 183 302 293 204
Gießen 297 271 266 213 240 161 202 143 143 152 139 139 114 114 176 198 198 174 140 98
Frankfurt/Oder 212 220 166 119 142 182 200 144 129 168 238 211 200 166 230 185 180 120 162 176
Freiburg 126 93 87 177 193 189 161 193 149 189 214 232 229 170 227 161 129   126 117
Erlangen                 122 162 158 218 174 114 204 238 212 196 200 209
Heidelberg 78 116 120 135 117 169 165 191 171 176 205 221 205 198 208 195 191 128 101 91
Fulda               224 169 152 141 108 97 158 79 75 97 77 89 73
Erfurt 190 182 178 196 150 144 190 148 122 116 110 96 76 158 126 96 82 68 90 83
Rostock 276 264 150 146 154 166 150 164 136 132 114 132 100 74 62 62 72 112 68 56
Altdorf 154 173 187 168 182 165 168 135 96 93 91 91 114 84 75 77 72 63 67 46
Kiel 156 146 96 84 122 80 85 70 67 58 52 86 43 115 138 182 158 170 180 169
Paderborn 161 134 149 139 145 134 122 124 107 107 99 78 53 45 67 58 63 61 60 60
Greifswald 196 144 30 48 76 62 74 70 86 68 90 128 124 82 64 70 52 58 62 74
Duisburg 100 100 91 81 81 95 95 65 77 68 91 56 61 70 91 77 74 60 48 51
Herborn 75 63 72 72 105 60 48 66 48 69 66 57 45 36 42 45 51 36 45 36
Totals 8807 8615 8684 8868 8222 8509 8809 8958 8105 8833 8364 7517 7622 7139 7473 7483 7786 7494 6635 5990

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