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Table 309. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions in selected professional fields, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2009-10
Field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
All fields, total 94,103 66,172 6,850 5,430 12,691 665 2,295 47,538 35,187 2,595 2,625 5,646 322 1,163 46,565 30,985 4,255 2,805 7,045 343 1,132
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,062 3,037 278 296 1,013 39 399 2,745 1,850 115 139 452 19 170 2,317 1,187 163 157 561 20 229
Medicine (M.D.) 16,356 10,570 1,174 852 3,421 121 218 8,468 5,719 414 435 1,726 63 111 7,888 4,851 760 417 1,695 58 107
Optometry (O.D.) 1,335 789 48 41 358 5 94 457 336 9 5 67 1 39 878 453 39 36 291 4 55
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 3,890 2,918 115 133 687 17 20 1,979 1,538 36 82 304 7 12 1,911 1,380 79 51 383 10 8
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 11,873 7,485 788 521 2,736 57 286 4,297 2,816 271 180 920 21 89 7,576 4,669 517 341 1,816 36 197
                                           
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or                                          
podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) 491 343 43 26 58 9 12 276 207 12 14 29 7 7 215 136 31 12 29 2 5
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,478 2,187 67 95 107 15 7 555 493 12 18 27 3 2 1,923 1,694 55 77 80 12 5
Chiropractic medicine (D.C.
   or D.C.M.)
2,601 2,116 125 107 175 11 67 1,610 1,331 53 72 110 6 38 991 785 72 35 65 5 29
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 44,345 33,015 3,206 3,182 3,754 368 820 23,394 18,362 1,211 1,550 1,701 179 391 20,951 14,653 1,995 1,632 2,053 189 429
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D.,
   or Ord.)
5,672 3,712 1,006 177 382 23 372 3,757 2,535 462 130 310 16 304 1,915 1,177 544 47 72 7 68
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). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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