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Table 310. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions in selected professional fields, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2008-09
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 92,004 65,439 6,571 5,089 12,182 659 2,064 46,900 35,287 2,500 2,403 5,349 329 1,032 45,104 30,152 4,071 2,686 6,833 330 1,032
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 4,918 3,005 275 280 991 35 332 2,637 1,840 95 125 416 25 136 2,281 1,165 180 155 575 10 196
Medicine (M.D.) 15,987 10,414 1,095 778 3,384 110 206 8,164 5,577 399 384 1,645 61 98 7,823 4,837 696 394 1,739 49 108
Optometry (O.D.) 1,338 864 40 62 297 3 72 466 342 8 13 80 1 22 872 522 32 49 217 2 50
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 3,665 2,652 150 151 670 18 24 1,798 1,374 43 73 287 8 13 1,867 1,278 107 78 383 10 11
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 11,291 7,177 801 449 2,524 53 287 4,011 2,646 270 160 816 18 101 7,280 4,531 531 289 1,708 35 186
                                           
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or                                          
podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) 431 298 39 25 48 8 13 250 193 11 17 19 5 5 181 105 28 8 29 3 8
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,377 2,083 75 101 92 19 7 526 468 12 16 24 6 0 1,851 1,615 63 85 68 13 7
Chiropractic medicine (D.C.                                          
or D.C.M.) 2,512 2,038 94 140 154 17 69 1,584 1,327 28 87 88 11 43 928 711 66 53 66 6 26
Naturopathic medicine 78 52 5 1 9 2 9 18 12 3 0 0 0 3 60 40 2 1 9 2 6
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 44,045 33,096 3,162 2,958 3,702 378 749 23,860 18,977 1,172 1,419 1,733 185 374 20,185 14,119 1,990 1,539 1,969 193 375
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D.,                                          
or Ord.) 5,362 3,760 835 144 311 16 296 3,586 2,531 459 109 241 9 237 1,776 1,229 376 35 70 7 59
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 2009, Completions component. (This table was prepared September 2010.)
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