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Table 342. Degrees conferred to females 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 46,565 30,985 4,255 2,805 7,045 343 1,132 46,948 30,755 4,196 2,965 7,071 6,931 140 313 449 1,199
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,317 1,187 163 157 561 20 229 2,307 1,226 176 179 508 499 9 12 15 191
Medicine (M.D.) 7,888 4,851 760 417 1,695 58 107 8,162 4,880 730 472 1,839 1,828 11 45 90 106
Optometry (O.D.) 878 453 39 36 291 4 55 847 451 25 36 255 253 2 5 2 73
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,911 1,380 79 51 383 10 8 2,020 1,434 100 76 388 378 10 9 7 6
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 7,576 4,669 517 341 1,816 36 197 7,580 4,631 544 327 1,802 1,776 26 29 40 207
                                   
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric
    medicine (D.P.M.)
215 136 31 12 29 2 5 225 129 32 11 40 40 0 7 0 6
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 1,923 1,694 55 77 80 12 5 1,984 1,728 47 89 73 70 3 19 21 7
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 991 785 72 35 65 5 29 1,028 796 70 42 65 61 4 10 6 39
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 20,951 14,653 1,995 1,632 2,053 189 429 20,952 14,363 1,995 1,673 2,019 1,946 73 168 255 479
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav., B.D., or Ord.) 1,915 1,177 544 47 72 7 68 1,843 1,117 477 60 82 80 2 9 13 85
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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