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Table 270. First-professional degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex of student, control of institution, and field of study: Selected years, 1985-86 through 2005-06
Control of institution and field of study 1985–86 1990–91 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999– 2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–031  2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Total, all institutions 73,910 71,948 76,734 78,730 78,598 78,439 80,057 79,707 80,698 80,897 41,887 39,010 83,041 87,289 43,849 43,440 87,655 44,038 43,617
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,046 3,699 3,697 3,784 4,032 4,144 4,250 4,391 4,239 4,345 2,654 1,691 4,335 4,454 2,505 1,949 4,389 2,435 1,954
Medicine (M.D.) 15,938 15,043 15,341 15,571 15,424 15,562 15,286 15,403 15,237 15,034 8,221 6,813 15,442 15,461 8,151 7,310 15,455 7,900 7,555
Optometry (O.D.) 1,029 1,115 1,231 1,264 1,274 1,285 1,293 1,289 1,280 1,281 567 714 1,275 1,252 482 770 1,198 490 708
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,547 1,459 1,895 2,011 2,110 2,135 2,236 2,450 2,416 2,596 1,522 1,074 2,722 2,762 1,482 1,280 2,718 1,434 1,284
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 903 1,244 2,555 2,708 3,660 3,992 5,669 6,324 7,076 7,474 2,599 4,875 8,221 8,885 2,889 5,996 9,292 3,032 6,260
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) 612 589 650 614 594 578 569 528 474 439 281 158 382 343 195 148 347 191 156
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,270 2,032 2,109 2,188 2,193 2,226 2,251 2,248 2,289 2,354 680 1,674 2,228 2,354 574 1,780 2,370 535 1,835
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,654 3,735 3,639 3,809 3,796 3,284 2,718 1,867 851 2,730 2,560 1,665 895 2,564 1,615 949
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 35,844 37,945 39,828 40,079 39,331 39,167 38,152 37,904 38,981 39,067 19,916 19,151 40,209 43,423 22,297 21,126 43,440 22,597 20,843
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D., or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.) 7,283 5,695 5,879 5,859 5,873 5,558 6,129 5,026 5,195 5,360 3,508 1,852 5,332 5,533 3,565 1,968 5,666 3,760 1,906
Other 43 487 170 998 372 153 413 348 227 229 72 157 165 262 44 218 216 49 167
Total, public institutions 29,568 29,554 29,882 31,243 31,233 31,693 32,247 32,633 33,439 33,549 16,828 16,721 34,499 35,768 17,175 18,593 36,269 17,268 19,001
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,827 2,308 2,198 2,350 2,468 2,479 2,512 2,477 2,525 2,493 1,591 902 2,498 2,577 1,488 1,089 2,669 1,515 1,154
Medicine (M.D.) 9,991 9,364 9,370 9,773 9,474 9,515 9,389 9,408 9,390 9,276 5,120 4,156 9,418 9,536 5,069 4,467 9,650 4,944 4,706
Optometry (O.D.) 441 477 499 498 537 488 493 497 503 481 191 290 476 477 159 318 462 185 277
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 486 493 528 527 568 548 535 562 538 571 315 256 586 568 285 283 585 284 301
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 473 808 1,557 1,765 2,212 2,503 3,485 3,876 4,382 4,558 1,638 2,920 4,930 5,352 1,768 3,584 5,523 1,861 3,662
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) 0 0 0 0 103 97 84 84 75 81 46 35 64 64 40 24 65 31 34
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 1,931 1,814 1,889 1,950 1,971 1,989 2,021 2,017 2,052 2,023 595 1,428 1,912 2,033 473 1,560 2,048 482 1,566
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 13,419 14,290 13,841 14,380 13,900 14,074 13,728 13,712 13,974 14,066 7,332 6,734 14,615 15,161 7,893 7,268 15,267 7,966 7,301
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D., or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total, private institutions 44,342 42,394 46,852 47,487 47,365 46,746 47,810 47,074 47,259 47,348 25,059 22,289 48,542 51,521 26,674 24,847 51,386 26,770 24,616
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,219 1,391 1,499 1,434 1,564 1,665 1,738 1,914 1,714 1,852 1,063 789 1,837 1,877 1,017 860 1,720 920 800
Medicine (M.D.) 5,947 5,679 5,971 5,798 5,950 6,047 5,897 5,995 5,847 5,758 3,101 2,657 6,024 5,925 3,082 2,843 5,805 2,956 2,849
Optometry (O.D.) 588 638 732 766 737 797 800 792 777 800 376 424 799 775 323 452 736 305 431
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,061 966 1,367 1,484 1,542 1,587 1,701 1,888 1,878 2,025 1,207 818 2,136 2,194 1,197 997 2,133 1,150 983
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 430 436 998 943 1,448 1,489 2,184 2,448 2,694 2,916 961 1,955 3,291 3,533 1,121 2,412 3,769 1,171 2,598
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) 612 589 650 614 491 481 485 444 399 358 235 123 318 279 155 124 282 160 122
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 339 218 220 238 222 237 230 231 237 331 85 246 316 321 101 220 322 53 269
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,654 3,735 3,639 3,809 3,796 3,284 2,718 1,867 851 2,730 2,560 1,665 895 2,564 1,615 949
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 22,425 23,655 25,987 25,699 25,431 25,093 24,424 24,192 25,007 25,001 12,584 12,417 25,594 28,262 14,404 13,858 28,173 14,631 13,542
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D., or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.) 7,283 5,695 5,879 5,859 5,873 5,558 6,129 5,026 5,195 5,360 3,508 1,852 5,332 5,533 3,565 1,968 5,666 3,760 1,906
Other 43 487 170 998 372 153 413 348 227 229 72 157 165 262 44 218 216 49 167
1 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Includes degrees that require at least 6 years of college work for completion (including at least 2 years of preprofessional training).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred," 1985–86; and 1990–91 through 2005–06 Integrated Post­secondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:91–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)
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