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Table 02-11: First Professional Degrees by Race/Ethnicity
  2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 1999-2000 1994-1995 1989-1990 1985-1986 1981-1982
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Independent Institutions                                            
4-year Institutions                                            
Non-resident Alien 79 2.8% 81 2.8% 104 3.6% 69 2.7% 84 3.3% 85 3.4% 34 1.4% 44 0.1% 12 0.6% 15 12.0% 19 0.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11 0.4% 9 0.3% 6 0.2% 3 0.1% 3 0.1% 9 0.4% 5 0.2% 6 0.2% 2 0.1% 2 0.1% 5 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 453 15.8% 402 14.1% 399 13.6% 409 15.9% 334 13.1% 272 10.8% 239 9.9% 228 9.2% 86 4.1% 41 1.7% 18 0.8%
Hispanic 83 2.9% 100 3.5% 96 3.3% 83 3.2% 68 2.7% 64 2.5% 65 2.7% 66 2.7% 49 2.3% 33 1.4% 23 1.0%
Black, Non-Hispanic 125 4.4% 133 4.7% 151 5.2% 111 4.3% 114 4.5% 97 3.9% 136 5.6% 109 4.4% 77 3.7% 78 3.2% 66 3.0%
White, Non-Hispanic 1,955 68.2% 1,942 68.2% 1,891 64.7% 1,785 69.5% 1,791 70.1% 1,920 76.4% 1,910 78.9% 2,014 81.6% 1,860 89.2% 2,236 93.0% 2,076 94.1%
Unknown 162 5.6% 179 6.3% 277 9.5% 110 4.3% 160 6.3% 66 2.6% 32 1.3% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
                                             
Public Institutions                                            
State-Related Universities                                            
Non-resident Alien 38 2.3% 40 2.4% 33 1.9% 38 2.2% 39 2.4% 30 1.9% 26 1.7% 10 0.8% 18 1.6% 0 0.0% 1 0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6 0.4% 5 0.3% 3 0.2% 5 0.3% 4 0.2% 3 0.2% 6 0.4% 1 0.1% 0 0.0% 1 0.1% 0 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 250 14.8% 231 13.9% 206 12.0% 220 13.0% 231 14.2% 199 12.8% 197 12.8% 96 8.0% 45 4.0% 21 1.7% 10 0.8%
Hispanic 67 4.0% 59 3.6% 56 3.3% 61 3.6% 63 3.9% 47 3.0% 46 3.0% 36 3.0% 26 2.3% 17 1.4% 15 1.2%
Black, Non-Hispanic 129 7.6% 149 9.0% 135 7.9% 130 7.7% 131 8.1% 109 7.0% 100 6.5% 82 63.8% 86 7.7% 74 6.1% 63 5.2%
White, Non-Hispanic 1,179 69.9% 1,152 69.4% 1,258 73.4% 1,227 72.5% 1,144 70.4% 1,162 74.5% 1,153 74.7% 975 81.3% 944 84.4% 1,091 90.6% 1,125 92.7%
Unknown 18 1.1% 23 1.4% 24 1.4% 12 0.7% 13 0.8% 10 0.6% 16 1.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
                                             
Total for all Institutions                                            
Non-resident Alien 117 2.6% 121 2.7% 137 3.0% 107 2.5% 123 2.9% 115 2.8% 60 1.5% 54 1.5% 30 0.9% 15 0.4% 20 0.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17 0.4% 14 0.3% 9 0.2% 8 0.2% 7 0.2% 12 0.3% 11 0.3% 7 0.2% 2 0.1% 3 0.1% 5 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 703 15.4% 633 14.1% 605 13.0% 629 14.8% 565 13.5% 471 11.6% 436 11.0% 324 8.8% 131 4.1% 62 1.7% 28 0.8%
Hispanic 150 3.3% 159 3.5% 152 3.3% 144 3.4% 131 3.1% 111 2.7% 111 2.8% 102 2.8% 75 2.3% 50 1.4% 38 1.1%
Black, Non-Hispanic 254 5.6% 282 6.3% 286 6.2% 241 5.7% 245 5.9% 206 5.1% 236 6.0% 191 5.2% 163 5.1% 152 4.2% 129 3.8%
White, Non-Hispanic 3,134 68.8% 3,094 68.7% 3,149 67.9% 3,012 70.7% 2,935 70.2% 3,082 75.7% 3,063 77.3% 2,989 81.5% 2,804 87.5% 3,327 92.2% 3,201 93.6%
Unknown 180 4.0% 202 4.5% 301 6.5% 122 2.9% 173 4.1% 76 1.9% 48 1.2% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
                                             
Total All Races/Ethnicities 4,555   4,505   4,639   4,263   4,179   4,073   3,965   3,667   3,205   3,609   3,421  
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics and National Science Foundation

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