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Table 294. Number of degree-granting institutions conferring doctor's degrees in dentistry, medicine, and law, and number of such degrees conferred, by sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2009-10
Year Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) Medicine (M.D.) Law (LL.B. or J.D.)
Number of institu-
tions
conferring degrees
Number of degrees conferred Number of institu-
tions
conferring degrees
Number of degrees conferred Number of institu-
tions
conferring degrees
Number of degrees conferred
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1949-50 40 2,579 2,561 18 72 5,612 5,028 584
1951-52 41 2,918 2,895 23 72 6,201 5,871 330
1953-54 42 3,102 3,063 39 73 6,712 6,377 335
1955-56 42 3,009 2,975 34 73 6,810 6,464 346 131 8,262 7,974 288
1957-58 43 3,065 3,031 34 75 6,816 6,469 347 131 9,394 9,122 272
                         
1959-60 45 3,247 3,221 26 79 7,032 6,645 387 134 9,240 9,010 230
1961-62 46 3,183 3,166 17 81 7,138 6,749 389 134 9,364 9,091 273
1963-64 46 3,180 3,168 12 82 7,303 6,878 425 133 10,679 10,372 307
1964-65 46 3,108 3,086 22 81 7,304 6,832 472 137 11,583 11,216 367
1965-66 47 3,178 3,146 32 84 7,673 7,170 503 136 13,246 12,776 470
1967-68 48 3,422 3,375 47 85 7,944 7,318 626 138 16,454 15,805 649
1968-69 3,408 3,376 32 8,025 7,415 610 17,053 16,373 680
                         
1969-70 48 3,718 3,684 34 86 8,314 7,615 699 145 14,916 14,115 801
1970-71 48 3,745 3,703 42 89 8,919 8,110 809 147 17,421 16,181 1,240
1971-72 48 3,862 3,819 43 92 9,253 8,423 830 147 21,764 20,266 1,498
1972-73 51 4,047 3,992 55 97 10,307 9,388 919 152 27,205 25,037 2,168
1973-74 52 4,440 4,355 85 99 11,356 10,093 1,263 151 29,326 25,986 3,340
                         
1974-75 52 4,773 4,627 146 104 12,447 10,818 1,629 154 29,296 24,881 4,415
1975-76 56 5,425 5,187 238 107 13,426 11,252 2,174 166 32,293 26,085 6,208
1976-77 57 5,138 4,764 374 109 13,461 10,891 2,570 169 34,104 26,447 7,657
1977-78 57 5,189 4,623 566 109 14,279 11,210 3,069 169 34,402 25,457 8,945
1978-79 58 5,434 4,794 640 109 14,786 11,381 3,405 175 35,206 25,180 10,026
                         
1979-80 58 5,258 4,558 700 112 14,902 11,416 3,486 179 35,647 24,893 10,754
1980-81 58 5,460 4,672 788 116 15,505 11,672 3,833 176 36,331 24,563 11,768
1981-82 59 5,282 4,467 815 119 15,814 11,867 3,947 180 35,991 23,965 12,026
1982-83 59 5,585 4,631 954 118 15,484 11,350 4,134 177 36,853 23,550 13,303
1983-84 60 5,353 4,302 1,051 119 15,813 11,359 4,454 179 37,012 23,382 13,630
                         
1984-85 59 5,339 4,233 1,106 120 16,041 11,167 4,874 181 37,491 23,070 14,421
1985-86 59 5,046 3,907 1,139 120 15,938 11,022 4,916 181 35,844 21,874 13,970
1986-87 58 4,741 3,603 1,138 121 15,428 10,431 4,997 179 36,056 21,561 14,495
1987-88 57 4,477 3,300 1,177 122 15,358 10,278 5,080 180 35,397 21,067 14,330
1988-89 58 4,265 3,124 1,141 124 15,460 10,310 5,150 182 35,634 21,069 14,565
                         
1989-90 57 4,100 2,834 1,266 124 15,075 9,923 5,152 182 36,485 21,079 15,406
1990-91 55 3,699 2,510 1,189 121 15,043 9,629 5,414 179 37,945 21,643 16,302
1991-92 52 3,593 2,431 1,162 120 15,243 9,796 5,447 177 38,848 22,260 16,588
1992-93 55 3,605 2,383 1,222 122 15,531 9,679 5,852 184 40,302 23,182 17,120
1993-94 53 3,787 2,330 1,457 121 15,368 9,544 5,824 185 40,044 22,826 17,218
                         
1994-95 53 3,897 2,480 1,417 119 15,537 9,507 6,030 183 39,349 22,592 16,757
1995-96 53 3,697 2,374 1,323 119 15,341 9,061 6,280 183 39,828 22,508 17,320
1996-97 52 3,784 2,387 1,397 118 15,571 9,121 6,450 184 40,079 22,548 17,531
1997-98 53 4,032 2,490 1,542 117 15,424 9,006 6,418 185 39,331 21,876 17,455
1998-99 53 4,143 2,673 1,470 118 15,566 8,972 6,594 185 38,297 21,102 17,195
                         
1999-2000 54 4,250 2,547 1,703 118 15,286 8,761 6,525 190 38,152 20,638 17,514
2000-01 54 4,391 2,696 1,695 118 15,403 8,728 6,675 192 37,904 19,981 17,923
2001-02 53 4,239 2,608 1,631 118 15,237 8,469 6,768 192 38,981 20,254 18,727
2002-03 53 4,345 2,654 1,691 118 15,034 8,221 6,813 194 39,067 19,916 19,151
2003-04 53 4,335 2,532 1,803 118 15,442 8,273 7,169 195 40,209 20,332 19,877
                         
2004-05 53 4,454 2,505 1,949 120 15,461 8,151 7,310 198 43,423 22,297 21,126
2005-06 54 4,389 2,435 1,954 119 15,455 7,900 7,555 197 43,440 22,597 20,843
2006-07 55 4,596 2,548 2,048 120 15,730 7,987 7,743 200 43,486 22,777 20,709
2007-08 55 4,795 2,661 2,134 120 15,646 7,935 7,711 201 43,769 23,197 20,572
2008-09 55 4,918 2,637 2,281 120 15,987 8,164 7,823 203 44,045 23,860 20,185
2009-10 55 5,062 2,745 2,317 120 16,356 8,468 7,888 205 44,345 23,394 20,951
—Not available.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1949-50 through 1964-65; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1965-66 through 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared May 2011.)
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