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Table 340. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions in selected professional fields, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2009-10 and 2010-11
Field of study 2009-10 2010-11
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 Two or more races Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
All fields, total 94,103 66,172 6,850 5,430 12,691 665 2,295 95,749 66,211 6,915 5,800 12,843 12,561 282 662 842 2,476
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,062 3,037 278 296 1,013 39 399 5,071 3,094 278 323 934 915 19 25 37 380
Medicine (M.D.) 16,356 10,570 1,174 852 3,421 121 218 16,863 10,713 1,129 967 3,570 3,547 23 100 161 223
Optometry (O.D.) 1,335 789 48 41 358 5 94 1,322 785 32 49 348 346 2 6 3 99
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 3,890 2,918 115 133 687 17 20 4,141 2,986 137 159 804 783 21 25 15 15
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 11,873 7,485 788 521 2,736 57 286 12,274 7,598 849 540 2,786 2,747 39 56 76 369
                                   
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric
    medicine (D.P.M.)
491 343 43 26 58 9 12 543 372 55 21 71 71 0 12 0 12
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,478 2,187 67 95 107 15 7 2,564 2,233 59 117 99 96 3 21 24 11
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 2,601 2,116 125 107 175 11 67 2,694 2,114 139 129 190 179 11 23 17 82
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 44,345 33,015 3,206 3,182 3,754 368 820 44,445 32,599 3,186 3,271 3,664 3,512 152 360 476 889
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav., B.D., or Ord.) 5,672 3,712 1,006 177 382 23 372 5,832 3,717 1,051 224 377 365 12 34 33 396
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 and Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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