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Table 324.55. Degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions in selected professional fields, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2015-16 and 2016-17
Field of study 2015-16 2016-17
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 95,140 60,826 7,275 7,115 14,338 14,150 188 482 2,372 2,732 94,760 59,667 7,253 7,426 14,618 14,433 185 407 2,466 2,923
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 5,951 3,311 265 396 1,370 1,362 8 7 138 464 6,388 3,446 300 505 1,477 1,463 14 17 161 482
Medicine (M.D.) 18,409 11,074 1,151 1,275 4,124 4,096 28 67 496 222 18,698 11,229 1,156 1,437 4,128 4,102 26 57 484 207
Optometry (O.D.) 1,631 932 39 79 417 416 1 7 45 112 1,630 910 45 76 407 404 3 7 50 135
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 5,466 3,802 133 221 1,079 1,075 4 23 159 49 6,046 4,071 182 248 1,250 1,236 14 14 206 75
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 14,734 8,219 1,177 687 3,865 3,837 28 45 357 384 14,855 8,178 1,238 781 3,873 3,837 36 36 350 399
                                         
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric
   medicine (D.P.M.)
544 320 36 27 131 129 2 3 8 19 601 366 34 30 144 142 2 0 15 12
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,859 2,441 81 148 116 111 5 8 56 9 2,991 2,454 81 184 161 161 0 14 79 18
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 2,417 1,839 122 172 138 131 7 11 54 81 2,521 1,872 113 183 187 176 11 14 39 113
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 36,798 25,011 3,044 3,821 2,678 2,601 77 281 949 1,014 34,894 23,376 2,939 3,682 2,580 2,526 54 226 983 1,108
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav., B.D., or Ord.) 5,950 3,617 1,204 271 386 375 11 30 87 355 5,801 3,554 1,142 273 381 371 10 21 80 350
Other1 381 260 23 18 34 17 17 0 23 23 335 211 23 27 30 15 15 1 19 24
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 2016 and Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared January 2019.)

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