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Table 275. -  First-professional degrees conferred by institutions of higher education, by racial/ethnic group, major field of study, and sex of student: 1994-95
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                                    |                            Total                             |                               Men                          |                          Women
                                    |______________________________________________________________|____________________________________________________________|____________________________________________________________
                                    |          | White, |Black, |       | Asian/ |American|        |        | White, |Black, |       | Asian/ |American|        |        | White, |Black, |       | Asian/ |American|
        Major field of study        |  Total   |  non-  | non-  | His-  |Pacific |Indian/ |Nonresi-| Total  |  non-  | non-  | His-  |Pacific |Indian/ |Nonresi-| Total  |  non-  | non-  | His-  |Pacific |Indian/ |Nonresi-
                                    |          |Hispanic| His-  | panic |Islander|Alaskan |  dent  |        |Hispanic| His-  | panic |Islander|Alaskan |  dent  |        |Hispanic| His-  | panic |Islander|Alaskan |  dent
                                    |          |        | panic |       |        | Native | alien  |        |        | panic |       |        | Native | alien  |        |        | panic |       |        | Native | 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\1\ ....................|   75,800 | 59,402 | 4,747 | 3,231 |  6,397 |    412 |  1,611 | 44,853 | 36,146 | 2,077 | 1,836 |  3,491 |    222 |  1,081 | 30,947 | 23,256 | 2,670 | 1,395 |  2,906 |    190 |    530
                                    |__________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________|________|________|_______|_______|________|________|________
Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) .......|    3,897 |  2,616 |   180 |   233 |    589 |     12 |    267 |  2,480 |  1,774 |    83 |   128 |    313 |      9 |    173 |  1,417 |    842 |    97 |   105 |    276 |      3 |     94
Medicine (M.D.) ....................|   15,537 | 11,215 |   929 |   648 |  2,485 |     65 |    195 |  9,507 |  7,058 |   409 |   399 |  1,490 |     28 |    123 |  6,030 |  4,157 |   520 |   249 |    995 |     37 |     72
Optometry (O.D.) ...................|    1,185 |    899 |    27 |    36 |    157 |      5 |     61 |    538 |    439 |     5 |    16 |     48 |      2 |     28 |    647 |    460 |    22 |    20 |    109 |      3 |     33
Osteopathic medicine (D.O.) ........|    1,854 |  1,524 |    51 |    67 |    185 |      9 |     18 |  1,249 |  1,040 |    32 |    49 |    109 |      6 |     13 |    605 |    484 |    19 |    18 |     76 |      3 |      5
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) ................|    2,264 |  1,444 |   233 |    50 |    434 |      7 |     96 |    785 |    522 |    66 |    20 |    134 |      1 |     42 |  1,479 |    922 |   167 |    30 |    300 |      6 |     54
                                    |          |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |
Podiatry (Pod.D. or D.P.) or        |          |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |
 podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) .......|      545 |    416 |    28 |    32 |     57 |      1 |     11 |    370 |    290 |    15 |    19 |     38 |      1 |      7 |    175 |    126 |    13 |    13 |     19 |      0 |      4
Veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) .......|    2,148 |  1,983 |    52 |    53 |     37 |     12 |     11 |    762 |    694 |    22 |    27 |      9 |      5 |      5 |  1,386 |  1,289 |    30 |    26 |     28 |      7 |      6
Chiropractic medicine (D.C. or      |          |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |
 D.C.M.) ...........................|    2,968 |  2,477 |    50 |    81 |    125 |     14 |    221 |  2,094 |  1,750 |    28 |    56 |     91 |     13 |    156 |    874 |    727 |    22 |    25 |     34 |      1 |     65
Law (LL.B. or J.D.) ................|   39,349 | 32,126 | 2,699 | 1,897 |  2,011 |    272 |    344 | 22,592 | 19,108 | 1,118 | 1,016 |    987 |    146 |    217 | 16,757 | 13,018 | 1,581 |   881 |  1,024 |    126 |    127
Theology (M.Div., M.H.L., B.D., or  |          |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |        |        |        |       |       |        |        |
  Ord.) ............................|    5,978 |  4,641 |   496 |   132 |    317 |     15 |    377 |  4,443 |  3,443 |   298 |   106 |    272 |     11 |    313 |  1,535 |  1,198 |   198 |    26 |     45 |      4 |     64
Other ..............................|       75 |     61 |     2 |     2 |      0 |      0 |     10 |     33 |     28 |     1 |     0 |      0 |      0 |      4 |     42 |     33 |     1 |     2 |      0 |      0 |      6
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\1\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, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Completions" survey. (This table was prepared April 1997.)


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