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Table 291. First-professional degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex of student, control of institution, and field of study: Selected years, 1985-86 through 2008-09
Control of institution and field of study 1985-86 1990-91 1995-96 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
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 80,057 79,707 80,698 80,897 83,041 87,289 87,655 90,064 45,057 45,007 91,309 45,916 45,393 92,004 46,900 45,104
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,046 3,699 3,697 4,250 4,391 4,239 4,345 4,335 4,454 4,389 4,596 2,548 2,048 4,795 2,661 2,134 4,918 2,637 2,281
Medicine (M.D.) 15,938 15,043 15,341 15,286 15,403 15,237 15,034 15,442 15,461 15,455 15,730 7,987 7,743 15,646 7,935 7,711 15,987 8,164 7,823
Optometry (O.D.) 1,029 1,115 1,231 1,293 1,289 1,280 1,281 1,275 1,252 1,198 1,311 493 818 1,304 445 859 1,338 466 872
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,547 1,459 1,895 2,236 2,450 2,416 2,596 2,722 2,762 2,718 2,992 1,475 1,517 3,232 1,581 1,651 3,665 1,798 1,867
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 903 1,244 2,555 5,669 6,324 7,076 7,474 8,221 8,885 9,292 10,439 3,394 7,045 10,932 3,716 7,216 11,291 4,011 7,280
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
612 589 650 569 528 474 439 382 343 347 331 173 158 555 305 250 431 250 181
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,270 2,032 2,109 2,251 2,248 2,289 2,354 2,228 2,354 2,370 2,443 537 1,906 2,504 580 1,924 2,377 526 1,851
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,809 3,796 3,284 2,718 2,730 2,560 2,564 2,525 1,617 908 2,639 1,683 956 2,512 1,584 928
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 35,844 37,945 39,828 38,152 37,904 38,981 39,067 40,209 43,423 43,440 43,486 22,777 20,709 43,769 23,197 20,572 44,045 23,860 20,185
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D.,
   or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.)
7,283 5,695 5,879 6,129 5,026 5,195 5,360 5,332 5,533 5,666 5,990 4,000 1,990 5,751 3,777 1,974 5,362 3,586 1,776
Other 43 487 170 413 348 227 229 165 262 216 221 56 165 182 36 146 78 18 60
                                       
Total, public institutions 29,568 29,554 29,882 32,247 32,633 33,439 33,549 34,499 35,768 36,269 36,855 17,471 19,384 37,278 17,912 19,366 37,357 18,046 19,311
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,827 2,308 2,198 2,512 2,477 2,525 2,493 2,498 2,577 2,669 2,769 1,586 1,183 2,760 1,577 1,183 2,870 1,551 1,319
Medicine (M.D.) 9,991 9,364 9,370 9,389 9,408 9,390 9,276 9,418 9,536 9,650 9,733 4,993 4,740 9,646 4,976 4,670 9,795 5,042 4,753
Optometry (O.D.) 441 477 499 493 497 503 481 476 477 462 518 198 320 492 147 345 517 176 341
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 486 493 528 535 562 538 571 586 568 585 637 301 336 634 306 328 679 320 359
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 473 808 1,557 3,485 3,876 4,382 4,558 4,930 5,352 5,523 5,903 1,966 3,937 6,218 2,129 4,089 6,395 2,301 4,094
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
0 0 0 84 84 75 81 64 64 65 66 32 34 73 36 37 68 35 33
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 1,931 1,814 1,889 2,021 2,017 2,052 2,023 1,912 2,033 2,048 2,116 474 1,642 2,123 507 1,616 1,968 443 1,525
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 13,728 13,712 13,974 14,066 14,615 15,161 15,267 15,113 7,921 7,192 15,332 8,234 7,098 15,065 8,178 6,887
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 47,810 47,074 47,259 47,348 48,542 51,521 51,386 53,209 27,586 25,623 54,031 28,004 26,027 54,647 28,854 25,793
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,219 1,391 1,499 1,738 1,914 1,714 1,852 1,837 1,877 1,720 1,827 962 865 2,035 1,084 951 2,048 1,086 962
Medicine (M.D.) 5,947 5,679 5,971 5,897 5,995 5,847 5,758 6,024 5,925 5,805 5,997 2,994 3,003 6,000 2,959 3,041 6,192 3,122 3,070
Optometry (O.D.) 588 638 732 800 792 777 800 799 775 736 793 295 498 812 298 514 821 290 531
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,061 966 1,367 1,701 1,888 1,878 2,025 2,136 2,194 2,133 2,355 1,174 1,181 2,598 1,275 1,323 2,986 1,478 1,508
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 430 436 998 2,184 2,448 2,694 2,916 3,291 3,533 3,769 4,536 1,428 3,108 4,714 1,587 3,127 4,896 1,710 3,186
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
612 589 650 485 444 399 358 318 279 282 265 141 124 482 269 213 363 215 148
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 339 218 220 230 231 237 331 316 321 322 327 63 264 381 73 308 409 83 326
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,809 3,796 3,284 2,718 2,730 2,560 2,564 2,525 1,617 908 2,639 1,683 956 2,512 1,584 928
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 22,425 23,655 25,987 24,424 24,192 25,007 25,001 25,594 28,262 28,173 28,373 14,856 13,517 28,437 14,963 13,474 28,980 15,682 13,298
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L., B.D.,
   or Ord. and M.H.L./Rav.)
7,283 5,695 5,879 6,129 5,026 5,195 5,360 5,332 5,533 5,666 5,990 4,000 1,990 5,751 3,777 1,974 5,362 3,586 1,776
Other 43 487 170 413 348 227 229 165 262 216 221 56 165 182 36 146 78 18 60
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).
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 2008-09 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:91-99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2009. (This table was prepared September 2010.)
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