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Table 273. First-professional degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, racial/ethnic group, and major field of study: 2001-02

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                                |                            Total                    |                              Males                     |                         Females
                                |_____________________________________________________|________________________________________________________|________________________________________________________
                                |      |White,|Black,|His- | Asian/ |American|Nonresi-|      | White, |Black,| His- | Asian/ |American|Nonresi-|      | White, |Black,| His- | Asian/ |American|Nonresi-
Major field of study            |Total | non- | non- |panic|Pacific |Indian/ |   dent |Total |   non- | non- |panic |Pacific |Indian/ |   dent |Total |   non- | non- |panic |Pacific |Indian/ |   dent
                                |      | His- | His- |     |Islander| Alaska |  alien |      |Hispanic| His- |      |Islander| Alaska |  alien |      |Hispanic| His- |      |Islander| Alaska |  alien
                                |      |panic |panic |     |        | Native |        |      |        |panic |      |        | Native |        |      |        |panic |      |        | Native |
________________________________|______|______|______|_____|________|________|________|______|________|______|______|________|________|________|______|________|______|______|________|________|________
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 ...........|80,698|58,874| 5,811|3,965|   9,584|     581|   1,883|42,507|  32,224| 2,223| 2,045|   4,613|     292|   1,110|38,191|  26,650| 3,588| 1,920|   4,971|     289|     773
                                |______|______|______|_____|________|________|________|______|________|______|______|________|________|________|______|________|______|______|________|________|________
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) ...| 4,239| 2,630|   155|  173|     974|      26|     281| 2,608|   1,730|    63|    98|     540|      20|     157| 1,631|     900|    92|    75|     434|       6|     124
Medicine (M.D.) ................|15,237|10,148| 1,104|  757|   2,959|     123|     146| 8,469|   5,834|   407|   408|   1,661|      63|      96| 6,768|   4,314|   697|   349|   1,298|      60|      50
Optometry (O.D.) ...............| 1,280|   800|    22|   40|     344|       8|      66|   565|     399|    10|    10|     109|       4|      33|   715|     401|    12|    30|     235|       4|      33
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) ....| 2,416| 1,825|    97|   67|     414|      10|       3| 1,415|   1,112|    39|    37|     221|       4|       2| 1,001|     713|    58|    30|     193|       6|       1
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) ............| 7,076| 4,551|   570|  229|   1,501|      57|     168| 2,428|   1,613|   190|    97|     440|      27|      61| 4,648|   2,938|   380|   132|   1,061|      30|     107
                                |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or    |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |
   podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) .|   474|   332|    38|   15|      71|       7|      11|   315|     229|    16|    12|      43|       5|      10|   159|     103|    22|     3|      28|       2|       1
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) ...| 2,289| 2,055|    67|   61|      65|      22|      19|   652|     586|    17|    19|      14|      11|       5| 1,637|   1,469|    50|    42|      51|      11|      14
Chiropractic medicine (D.C.     |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |
   or D.C.M.) ..................| 3,284| 2,426|   116|  121|     354|      20|     247| 2,248|   1,672|    63|    86|     251|      11|     165| 1,036|     754|    53|    35|     103|       9|      82
Naturopathic medicine ..........|   227|   200|     4|    2|      11|       1|       9|    69|      64|     2|     0|       3|       0|       0|   158|     136|     2|     2|       8|       1|       9
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) ............|38,981|30,125| 3,002|2,368|   2,621|     299|     566|20,254|  16,445| 1,092| 1,169|   1,121|     145|     282|18,727|  13,680| 1,910| 1,199|   1,500|     154|     284
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D., |      |      |      |     |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |        |      |        |      |      |        |        |
   or Ord.) ....................| 5,195| 3,782|   636|  132|     270|       8|     367| 3,484|   2,540|   324|   109|     210|       2|     299| 1,711|   1,242|   312|    23|      60|       6|      68
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NOTE: Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of study, 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 2002. (This table was prepared August 2003.)