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Table 321. Number of degree-granting institutions conferring doctor's degrees in dentistry, medicine, and law, and number of such degrees conferred, by sex of student: Selected years, 1949-50 through 2010-11
Year Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) Medicine (M.D.) Law (LL.B. or J.D.)
Number of institutions conferring degrees Number of degrees conferred Number of institutions conferring degrees Number of degrees conferred Number of institutions conferring degrees Number of degrees conferred
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1949-50 40 2,579 2,561 18 72 5,612 5,028 584
1951-52 41 2,918 2,895 23 72 6,201 5,871 330
1953-54 42 3,102 3,063 39 73 6,712 6,377 335
1955-56 42 3,009 2,975 34 73 6,810 6,464 346 131 8,262 7,974 288
1957-58 43 3,065 3,031 34 75 6,816 6,469 347 131 9,394 9,122 272
                         
1959-60 45 3,247 3,221 26 79 7,032 6,645 387 134 9,240 9,010 230
1961-62 46 3,183 3,166 17 81 7,138 6,749 389 134 9,364 9,091 273
1963-64 46 3,180 3,168 12 82 7,303 6,878 425 133 10,679 10,372 307
1964-65 46 3,108 3,086 22 81 7,304 6,832 472 137 11,583 11,216 367
1965-66 47 3,178 3,146 32 84 7,673 7,170 503 136 13,246 12,776 470
1967-68 48 3,422 3,375 47 85 7,944 7,318 626 138 16,454 15,805 649
1968-69 3,408 3,376 32 8,025 7,415 610 17,053 16,373 680
                         
1969-70 48 3,718 3,684 34 86 8,314 7,615 699 145 14,916 14,115 801
1970-71 48 3,745 3,703 42 89 8,919 8,110 809 147 17,421 16,181 1,240
1971-72 48 3,862 3,819 43 92 9,253 8,423 830 147 21,764 20,266 1,498
1972-73 51 4,047 3,992 55 97 10,307 9,388 919 152 27,205 25,037 2,168
1973-74 52 4,440 4,355 85 99 11,356 10,093 1,263 151 29,326 25,986 3,340
                         
1974-75 52 4,773 4,627 146 104 12,447 10,818 1,629 154 29,296 24,881 4,415
1975-76 56 5,425 5,187 238 107 13,426 11,252 2,174 166 32,293 26,085 6,208
1976-77 57 5,138 4,764 374 109 13,461 10,891 2,570 169 34,104 26,447 7,657
1977-78 57 5,189 4,623 566 109 14,279 11,210 3,069 169 34,402 25,457 8,945
1978-79 58 5,434 4,794 640 109 14,786 11,381 3,405 175 35,206 25,180 10,026
                         
1979-80 58 5,258 4,558 700 112 14,902 11,416 3,486 179 35,647 24,893 10,754
1980-81 58 5,460 4,672 788 116 15,505 11,672 3,833 176 36,331 24,563 11,768
1981-82 59 5,282 4,467 815 119 15,814 11,867 3,947 180 35,991 23,965 12,026
1982-83 59 5,585 4,631 954 118 15,484 11,350 4,134 177 36,853 23,550 13,303
1983-84 60 5,353 4,302 1,051 119 15,813 11,359 4,454 179 37,012 23,382 13,630
                         
1984-85 59 5,339 4,233 1,106 120 16,041 11,167 4,874 181 37,491 23,070 14,421
1985-86 59 5,046 3,907 1,139 120 15,938 11,022 4,916 181 35,844 21,874 13,970
1986-87 58 4,741 3,603 1,138 121 15,428 10,431 4,997 179 36,056 21,561 14,495
1987-88 57 4,477 3,300 1,177 122 15,358 10,278 5,080 180 35,397 21,067 14,330
1988-89 58 4,265 3,124 1,141 124 15,460 10,310 5,150 182 35,634 21,069 14,565
                         
1989-90 57 4,100 2,834 1,266 124 15,075 9,923 5,152 182 36,485 21,079 15,406
1990-91 55 3,699 2,510 1,189 121 15,043 9,629 5,414 179 37,945 21,643 16,302
1991-92 52 3,593 2,431 1,162 120 15,243 9,796 5,447 177 38,848 22,260 16,588
1992-93 55 3,605 2,383 1,222 122 15,531 9,679 5,852 184 40,302 23,182 17,120
1993-94 53 3,787 2,330 1,457 121 15,368 9,544 5,824 185 40,044 22,826 17,218
                         
1994-95 53 3,897 2,480 1,417 119 15,537 9,507 6,030 183 39,349 22,592 16,757
1995-96 53 3,697 2,374 1,323 119 15,341 9,061 6,280 183 39,828 22,508 17,320
1996-97 52 3,784 2,387 1,397 118 15,571 9,121 6,450 184 40,079 22,548 17,531
1997-98 53 4,032 2,490 1,542 117 15,424 9,006 6,418 185 39,331 21,876 17,455
1998-99 53 4,143 2,673 1,470 118 15,566 8,972 6,594 185 38,297 21,102 17,195
                         
1999-2000 54 4,250 2,547 1,703 118 15,286 8,761 6,525 190 38,152 20,638 17,514
2000-01 54 4,391 2,696 1,695 118 15,403 8,728 6,675 192 37,904 19,981 17,923
2001-02 53 4,239 2,608 1,631 118 15,237 8,469 6,768 192 38,981 20,254 18,727
2002-03 53 4,345 2,654 1,691 118 15,034 8,221 6,813 194 39,067 19,916 19,151
2003-04 53 4,335 2,532 1,803 118 15,442 8,273 7,169 195 40,209 20,332 19,877
                         
2004-05 53 4,454 2,505 1,949 120 15,461 8,151 7,310 198 43,423 22,297 21,126
2005-06 54 4,389 2,435 1,954 119 15,455 7,900 7,555 197 43,440 22,597 20,843
2006-07 55 4,596 2,548 2,048 120 15,730 7,987 7,743 200 43,486 22,777 20,709
2007-08 55 4,795 2,661 2,134 120 15,646 7,935 7,711 201 43,769 23,197 20,572
2008-09 55 4,918 2,637 2,281 120 15,987 8,164 7,823 203 44,045 23,860 20,185
                         
2009-10 55 5,062 2,745 2,317 120 16,356 8,468 7,888 205 44,345 23,394 20,951
2010-11 55 5,071 2,764 2,307 120 16,863 8,701 8,162 206 44,445 23,493 20,952
—Not available.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Earned Degrees Conferred, 1949-50 through 1964-65; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred" surveys, 1965-66 through 1985-86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2012.)
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