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Table 311. Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions in selected professional fields, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2007-08
Field of study Total Males Females
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 Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
All fields, total 91,309 65,383 6,400 4,840 11,846 675 2,165 45,916 34,618 2,389 2,301 5,135 343 1,130 45,393 30,765 4,011 2,539 6,711 332 1,035
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 4,795 3,030 221 261 926 24 333 2,661 1,866 86 119 422 14 154 2,134 1,164 135 142 504 10 179
Medicine (M.D.) 15,646 10,232 1,147 747 3,230 132 158 7,935 5,455 396 363 1,565 66 90 7,711 4,777 751 384 1,665 66 68
Optometry (O.D.) 1,304 822 46 40 305 2 89 445 320 8 12 78 0 27 859 502 38 28 227 2 62
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 3,232 2,388 118 125 550 28 23 1,581 1,235 38 58 230 10 10 1,651 1,153 80 67 320 18 13
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 10,932 7,053 781 443 2,314 69 272 3,716 2,528 248 137 677 32 94 7,216 4,525 533 306 1,637 37 178
                                           
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
555 375 71 30 61 1 17 305 233 27 12 23 0 10 250 142 44 18 38 1 7
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,504 2,272 42 78 90 10 12 580 537 9 17 11 5 1 1,924 1,735 33 61 79 5 11
Chiropractic medicine (D.C.
   or D.C.M.)
2,639 2,125 100 120 179 17 98 1,683 1,370 47 73 123 12 58 956 755 53 47 56 5 40
Naturopathic medicine 182 154 5 3 10 3 7 36 30 2 0 2 2 0 146 124 3 3 8 1 7
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 43,769 32,939 3,002 2,821 3,865 370 772 23,197 18,388 1,109 1,378 1,753 189 380 20,572 14,551 1,893 1,443 2,112 181 392
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D.,
   or Ord.)
5,751 3,993 867 172 316 19 384 3,777 2,656 419 132 251 13 306 1,974 1,337 448 40 65 6 78
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 2008, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2009.)
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