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Table 295. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions in selected professional fields, by sex of student, control of institution, and field of study: Selected years, 1985-86 through 2009-10
Control of institution and field of study 1985-86 1990-91 1995-96 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Total, all institutions 73,910 71,948 76,734 79,707 80,698 80,897 83,041 87,289 87,655 90,064 91,309 45,916 45,393 92,004 46,900 45,104 94,103 47,538 46,565
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,046 3,699 3,697 4,391 4,239 4,345 4,335 4,454 4,389 4,596 4,795 2,661 2,134 4,918 2,637 2,281 5,062 2,745 2,317
Medicine (M.D.) 15,938 15,043 15,341 15,403 15,237 15,034 15,442 15,461 15,455 15,730 15,646 7,935 7,711 15,987 8,164 7,823 16,356 8,468 7,888
Optometry (O.D.) 1,029 1,115 1,231 1,289 1,280 1,281 1,275 1,252 1,198 1,311 1,304 445 859 1,338 466 872 1,335 457 878
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,547 1,459 1,895 2,450 2,416 2,596 2,722 2,762 2,718 2,992 3,232 1,581 1,651 3,665 1,798 1,867 3,890 1,979 1,911
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 903 1,244 2,555 6,324 7,076 7,474 8,221 8,885 9,292 10,439 10,932 3,716 7,216 11,291 4,011 7,280 11,873 4,297 7,576
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
612 589 650 528 474 439 382 343 347 331 555 305 250 431 250 181 491 276 215
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,270 2,032 2,109 2,248 2,289 2,354 2,228 2,354 2,370 2,443 2,504 580 1,924 2,377 526 1,851 2,478 555 1,923
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,796 3,284 2,718 2,730 2,560 2,564 2,525 2,639 1,683 956 2,512 1,584 928 2,601 1,610 991
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 35,844 37,945 39,828 37,904 38,981 39,067 40,209 43,423 43,440 43,486 43,769 23,197 20,572 44,045 23,860 20,185 44,345 23,394 20,951
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D.,
   or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.)
7,283 5,695 5,879 5,026 5,195 5,360 5,332 5,533 5,666 5,990 5,751 3,777 1,974 5,362 3,586 1,776 5,672 3,757 1,915
Other1  43 487 170 348 227 229 165 262 216 221 182 36 146 78 18 60 0 0 0
                                       
Total, public institutions 29,568 29,554 29,882 32,633 33,439 33,549 34,499 35,768 36,269 36,855 37,278 17,912 19,366 37,357 18,046 19,311 38,132 18,432 19,700
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,827 2,308 2,198 2,477 2,525 2,493 2,498 2,577 2,669 2,769 2,760 1,577 1,183 2,870 1,551 1,319 2,984 1,694 1,290
Medicine (M.D.) 9,991 9,364 9,370 9,408 9,390 9,276 9,418 9,536 9,650 9,733 9,646 4,976 4,670 9,795 5,042 4,753 10,043 5,208 4,835
Optometry (O.D.) 441 477 499 497 503 481 476 477 462 518 492 147 345 517 176 341 507 158 349
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 486 493 528 562 538 571 586 568 585 637 634 306 328 679 320 359 817 384 433
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 473 808 1,557 3,876 4,382 4,558 4,930 5,352 5,523 5,903 6,218 2,129 4,089 6,395 2,301 4,094 6,587 2,416 4,171
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
0 0 0 84 75 81 64 64 65 66 73 36 37 68 35 33 85 45 40
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 1,931 1,814 1,889 2,017 2,052 2,023 1,912 2,033 2,048 2,116 2,123 507 1,616 1,968 443 1,525 2,048 465 1,583
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 13,419 14,290 13,841 13,712 13,974 14,066 14,615 15,161 15,267 15,113 15,332 8,234 7,098 15,065 8,178 6,887 15,061 8,062 6,999
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D.,
   or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                       
Total, private institutions 44,342 42,394 46,852 47,074 47,259 47,348 48,542 51,521 51,386 53,209 54,031 28,004 26,027 54,647 28,854 25,793 55,971 29,106 26,865
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,219 1,391 1,499 1,914 1,714 1,852 1,837 1,877 1,720 1,827 2,035 1,084 951 2,048 1,086 962 2,078 1,051 1,027
Medicine (M.D.) 5,947 5,679 5,971 5,995 5,847 5,758 6,024 5,925 5,805 5,997 6,000 2,959 3,041 6,192 3,122 3,070 6,313 3,260 3,053
Optometry (O.D.) 588 638 732 792 777 800 799 775 736 793 812 298 514 821 290 531 828 299 529
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,061 966 1,367 1,888 1,878 2,025 2,136 2,194 2,133 2,355 2,598 1,275 1,323 2,986 1,478 1,508 3,073 1,595 1,478
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 430 436 998 2,448 2,694 2,916 3,291 3,533 3,769 4,536 4,714 1,587 3,127 4,896 1,710 3,186 5,286 1,881 3,405
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
612 589 650 444 399 358 318 279 282 265 482 269 213 363 215 148 406 231 175
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 339 218 220 231 237 331 316 321 322 327 381 73 308 409 83 326 430 90 340
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,796 3,284 2,718 2,730 2,560 2,564 2,525 2,639 1,683 956 2,512 1,584 928 2,601 1,610 991
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 22,425 23,655 25,987 24,192 25,007 25,001 25,594 28,262 28,173 28,373 28,437 14,963 13,474 28,980 15,682 13,298 29,284 15,332 13,952
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D.,
   or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.)
7,283 5,695 5,879 5,026 5,195 5,360 5,332 5,533 5,666 5,990 5,751 3,777 1,974 5,362 3,586 1,776 5,672 3,757 1,915
Other1 43 487 170 348 227 229 165 262 216 221 182 36 146 78 18 60 0 0 0
1 Includes naturopathic medicine and degrees that were not classified by field by the reporting institution.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes degrees that require at least 6 years of college work for completion (including at least 2 years of preprofessional training).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred," 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:91-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared May 2011.)
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