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NPSAS: Executive Summary Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education, 1999-2000
Introduction
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students: Master's Degree Students
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students: Doctoral Degree Students
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students: First-Professional Students
Paying for Graduate and First-Professional Education
Assistantships
Responsibilities of Teaching Assistants
Summary
Research Methodology
References
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Profile of Graduate and First-Professional Students: First-Professional Students

Among students at the first-professional level, 38 percent were in law; 27 percent were in medicine (M.D.); and 29 percent were in other health fields (chiropractic, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine). The remaining 6 percent were in theology programs.

Students in first-professional degree programs were younger on average (28 years) than students in master’s or doctoral degree programs (33 and 34 years, respectively). They were also more likely to enroll full time, full year (77 percent vs. 27 percent of master’s students and 54 percent of doctoral students). Medical students were less likely than law students to work while enrolled (19 percent vs. 59 percent).


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