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Table 324.50. Degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions in selected professional fields, by sex of student, control of institution, and field of study: Selected years, 1985-86 through 2011-12
Control of institution and field of study 1985-86 1990-91 1995-96 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
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 21 22
Total, all institutions 73,910 71,948 76,734 79,707 80,698 80,897 83,041 87,289 87,655 90,064 91,309 92,004 94,103 47,538 46,565 95,749 48,801 46,948 98,710 50,334 48,376
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,046 3,699 3,697 4,391 4,239 4,345 4,335 4,454 4,389 4,596 4,795 4,918 5,062 2,745 2,317 5,071 2,764 2,307 5,109 2,748 2,361
Medicine (M.D.) 15,938 15,043 15,341 15,403 15,237 15,034 15,442 15,461 15,455 15,730 15,646 15,987 16,356 8,468 7,888 16,863 8,701 8,162 16,927 8,809 8,118
Optometry (O.D.) 1,029 1,115 1,231 1,289 1,280 1,281 1,275 1,252 1,198 1,311 1,304 1,338 1,335 457 878 1,322 475 847 1,361 476 885
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,547 1,459 1,895 2,450 2,416 2,596 2,722 2,762 2,718 2,992 3,232 3,665 3,890 1,979 1,911 4,141 2,121 2,020 4,336 2,283 2,053
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 903 1,244 2,555 6,324 7,076 7,474 8,221 8,885 9,292 10,439 10,932 11,291 11,873 4,297 7,576 12,274 4,694 7,580 12,943 4,971 7,972
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
612 589 650 528 474 439 382 343 347 331 555 431 491 276 215 543 318 225 535 342 193
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,270 2,032 2,109 2,248 2,289 2,354 2,228 2,354 2,370 2,443 2,504 2,377 2,478 555 1,923 2,564 580 1,984 2,616 588 2,028
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,796 3,284 2,718 2,730 2,560 2,564 2,525 2,639 2,512 2,601 1,610 991 2,694 1,666 1,028 2,496 1,538 958
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 35,844 37,945 39,828 37,904 38,981 39,067 40,209 43,423 43,440 43,486 43,769 44,045 44,345 23,394 20,951 44,445 23,493 20,952 46,445 24,576 21,869
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L./Rav.,
   B.D., or Ord.)
7,283 5,695 5,879 5,026 5,195 5,360 5,332 5,533 5,666 5,990 5,751 5,362 5,672 3,757 1,915 5,832 3,989 1,843 5,942 4,003 1,939
Other1 43 487 170 348 227 229 165 262 216 221 182 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                           
Total, public institutions 29,568 29,554 29,882 32,633 33,439 33,549 34,499 35,768 36,269 36,855 37,278 37,357 38,132 18,432 19,700 39,071 19,027 20,044 39,776 19,589 20,187
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,827 2,308 2,198 2,477 2,525 2,493 2,498 2,577 2,669 2,769 2,760 2,870 2,984 1,694 1,290 3,008 1,687 1,321 3,053 1,708 1,345
Medicine (M.D.) 9,991 9,364 9,370 9,408 9,390 9,276 9,418 9,536 9,650 9,733 9,646 9,795 10,043 5,208 4,835 10,577 5,522 5,055 10,626 5,591 5,035
Optometry (O.D.) 441 477 499 497 503 481 476 477 462 518 492 517 507 158 349 515 180 335 508 178 330
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 486 493 528 562 538 571 586 568 585 637 634 679 817 384 433 856 429 427 841 442 399
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 473 808 1,557 3,876 4,382 4,558 4,930 5,352 5,523 5,903 6,218 6,395 6,587 2,416 4,171 6,888 2,643 4,245 6,919 2,679 4,240
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
0 0 0 84 75 81 64 64 65 66 73 68 85 45 40 87 41 46 204 128 76
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 1,931 1,814 1,889 2,017 2,052 2,023 1,912 2,033 2,048 2,116 2,123 1,968 2,048 465 1,583 2,134 485 1,649 2,168 493 1,675
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 0 0
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 13,419 14,290 13,841 13,712 13,974 14,066 14,615 15,161 15,267 15,113 15,332 15,065 15,061 8,062 6,999 15,006 8,040 6,966 15,457 8,370 7,087
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L./Rav.,
   B.D., or Ord.)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other1 0 0 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 47,074 47,259 47,348 48,542 51,521 51,386 53,209 54,031 54,647 55,971 29,106 26,865 56,678 29,774 26,904 58,934 30,745 28,189
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,219 1,391 1,499 1,914 1,714 1,852 1,837 1,877 1,720 1,827 2,035 2,048 2,078 1,051 1,027 2,063 1,077 986 2,056 1,040 1,016
Medicine (M.D.) 5,947 5,679 5,971 5,995 5,847 5,758 6,024 5,925 5,805 5,997 6,000 6,192 6,313 3,260 3,053 6,286 3,179 3,107 6,301 3,218 3,083
Optometry (O.D.) 588 638 732 792 777 800 799 775 736 793 812 821 828 299 529 807 295 512 853 298 555
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 1,061 966 1,367 1,888 1,878 2,025 2,136 2,194 2,133 2,355 2,598 2,986 3,073 1,595 1,478 3,285 1,692 1,593 3,495 1,841 1,654
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 430 436 998 2,448 2,694 2,916 3,291 3,533 3,769 4,536 4,714 4,896 5,286 1,881 3,405 5,386 2,051 3,335 6,024 2,292 3,732
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
612 589 650 444 399 358 318 279 282 265 482 363 406 231 175 456 277 179 331 214 117
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 339 218 220 231 237 331 316 321 322 327 381 409 430 90 340 430 95 335 448 95 353
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 3,395 2,640 3,379 3,796 3,284 2,718 2,730 2,560 2,564 2,525 2,639 2,512 2,601 1,610 991 2,694 1,666 1,028 2,496 1,538 958
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 22,425 23,655 25,987 24,192 25,007 25,001 25,594 28,262 28,173 28,373 28,437 28,980 29,284 15,332 13,952 29,439 15,453 13,986 30,988 16,206 14,782
Theology (M. Div., M.H.L./Rav.,
   B.D., or Ord.)
7,283 5,695 5,879 5,026 5,195 5,360 5,332 5,533 5,666 5,990 5,751 5,362 5,672 3,757 1,915 5,832 3,989 1,843 5,942 4,003 1,939
Other1 43 487 170 348 227 229 165 262 216 221 182 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Includes naturopathic medicine and degrees that were not classified by field by the reporting institution.
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating 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; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:91-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2012, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2013.)
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