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Table 324.70. Degrees conferred to females 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 47,663 28,704 4,402 3,800 7,885 7,787 98 236 1,197 1,439 48,065 28,582 4,375 3,980 8,079 7,981 98 223 1,324 1,502
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) 2,919 1,396 161 209 810 807 3 4 60 279 3,060 1,468 173 285 794 787 7 9 78 253
Medicine (M.D.) 8,557 4,866 708 602 2,013 2,003 10 29 236 103 8,864 5,028 701 690 2,079 2,066 13 27 266 73
Optometry (O.D.) 1,066 569 28 50 316 315 1 6 30 67 1,083 561 34 48 306 303 3 5 38 91
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) 2,469 1,665 74 112 509 506 3 8 79 22 2,759 1,779 103 121 617 608 9 6 105 28
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 9,066 5,051 730 413 2,407 2,393 14 25 198 242 9,196 4,992 785 484 2,468 2,453 15 28 189 250
                                         
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or podiatric
   medicine (D.P.M.)
223 118 23 9 58 56 2 2 4 9 237 137 11 11 68 67 1 0 3 7
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) 2,286 1,943 72 113 96 92 4 7 47 8 2,395 1,969 65 153 120 120 0 10 66 12
Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.) 1,001 715 76 81 61 56 5 5 24 39 1,058 756 61 83 79 73 6 7 18 54
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) 17,863 11,154 1,902 2,120 1,499 1,457 42 138 482 568 17,315 10,710 1,849 2,027 1,441 1,409 32 123 527 638
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav., B.D., or Ord.) 1,925 1,034 610 75 91 89 2 12 20 83 1,844 1,020 573 61 89 88 1 7 19 75
Other1 288 193 18 16 25 13 12 0 17 19 254 162 20 17 18 7 11 1 15 21
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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