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Table 284. First-professional degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and major field of study: 2005-06
Major field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident 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 87,655 63,590 6,223 4,446 10,645 710 2,041 44,038 33,544 2,290 2,123 4,641 332 1,108 43,617 30,046 3,933 2,323 6,004 378 933
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 4,389 2,810 214 222 799 29 315 2,435 1,748 76 105 346 15 145 1,954 1,062 138 117 453 14 170
Medicine (M.D.) 15,455 10,172 1,159 681 3,145 143 155 7,900 5,445 400 355 1,557 70 73 7,555 4,727 759 326 1,588 73 82
Optometry (O.D.) 1,198 790 34 42 260 9 63 490 385 6 20 56 3 20 708 405 28 22 204 6 43
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 2,718 2,113 95 102 373 24 11 1,434 1,184 28 44 158 14 6 1,284 929 67 58 215 10 5
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 9,292 5,966 744 368 1,918 91 205 3,032 2,001 245 131 558 21 76 6,260 3,965 499 237 1,360 70 129
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) 347 209 41 32 43 2 20 191 136 12 13 17 1 12 156 73 29 19 26 1 8
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,370 2,148 51 65 72 18 16 535 490 13 12 11 5 4 1,835 1,658 38 53 61 13 12
Chiropractic medicine (D.C. or D.C.M.) 2,564 1,968 114 115 209 15 143 1,615 1,254 54 65 143 7 92 949 714 60 50 66 8 51
Naturopathic medicine 216 177 5 9 10 2 13 49 39 0 3 2 1 4 167 138 5 6 8 1 9
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 43,440 33,154 2,939 2,678 3,556 363 750 22,597 18,149 1,033 1,272 1,565 187 391 20,843 15,005 1,906 1,406 1,991 176 359
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D., or Ord.) 5,666 4,083 827 132 260 14 350 3,760 2,713 423 103 228 8 285 1,906 1,370 404 29 32 6 65
NOTE: 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, 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Edu­cation Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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