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Table 324.55. Degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions in selected professional fields, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2014-15 and 2015-16
Field of study 2014-15 2015-16
Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races Non- resi- dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
All fields, total 97,957 63,461 7,513 6,999 14,079 13,893 186 542 2,556 2,807 95,140 60,839 7,275 7,115 14,343 14,155 188 482 2,372 2,714
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,816 3,227 240 372 1,361 1,357 4 21 117 478 5,951 3,311 265 396 1,370 1,362 8 7 138 464
Medicine (M.D.) 18,302 11,289 1,193 1,244 3,879 3,850 29 65 419 213 18,409 11,074 1,151 1,275 4,124 4,096 28 67 496 222
Optometry (O.D.) 1,511 828 50 62 408 404 4 3 42 118 1,630 933 39 79 415 414 1 7 45 112
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 5,355 3,731 153 216 1,042 1,032 10 24 134 55 5,466 3,802 133 221 1,079 1,075 4 23 159 49
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 14,310 8,180 1,069 656 3,669 3,638 31 55 270 411 14,734 8,219 1,177 687 3,865 3,837 28 45 357 384
                                         
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric
    medicine (D.P.M.)
574 367 41 27 119 112 7 2 9 9 544 320 36 27 131 129 2 3 8 19
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,815 2,357 85 155 144 138 6 14 47 13 2,859 2,441 81 148 116 111 5 8 56 9
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 2,544 1,934 139 154 175 161 14 20 36 86 2,418 1,851 122 172 145 138 7 11 54 63
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 40,024 27,390 3,292 3,816 2,853 2,791 62 314 1,354 1,005 36,798 25,011 3,044 3,821 2,678 2,601 77 281 949 1,014
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav., B.D., or Ord.) 6,300 3,897 1,219 275 398 383 15 18 101 392 5,950 3,617 1,204 271 386 375 11 30 87 355
Other1 406 261 32 22 31 27 4 6 27 27 381 260 23 18 34 17 17 0 23 23
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). 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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2015 and Fall 2016, Completions component. (This table was prepared March 2018.)

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