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Table 02-16: First Professional Degrees by Discipline
    2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 1999-2000 1994-1995 1991-1992
  Discipline Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Independent Institutions                                      
4-Year Institutions                                      
Baptist Bible College & Seminary Theology 9 12.5% 7 7.1% 4 5.1% 10 18.9% 9 19.6% 14 100.0% 5 100.0% 14 100.0% 12 100.0%
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church Theology 2 2.8% 3 3.0% 2 2.5% 2 3.8% 2 4.3% 4 100.0% 1 100.0% 1 100.0% 4 100.0%
Drexel Universtiy Medicine 253 23.7% 238 22.6% 237 22.2% 221 20.8% 231 23.1% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Dickinson School of Law Law 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 165 100.0% 187 100.0%
Duquesne University Law 185 11.9% 160 10.0% 197 11.4% 176 11.5% 186 12.5% 190 59.6% 184 57.5% 165 91.2% 184 100.0%
  Pharmacy 148 19.5% 110 15.4% 129 18.5% 122 20.3% 113 18.2% 129 40.4% 136 42.5% 16 8.8% 0 0.0%
Eastern University Theology 29 40.3% 49 49.5% 42 53.2%                        
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathy 207 46.9% 183 43.1% 184 43.3% 169 41.7% 134 36.5% 120 100.0% 108 100.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
  Pharmacy 112 86.8% 83 66.4% 79 64.8%                        
Moravian College & Theological Seminary Theology 5 6.9% 10 10.1% 13 16.5% 11 20.8% 10 21.7% 6 100.0% 10 100.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Moravian Theological Seminary Theology 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 10 100.0% 7 100.0%
Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic Chiropractic 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 76 100.0% 27 100.0%
Philadelphia Biblical University Theology 2 2.8% 3 3.0% 1 1.3% 2 3.8% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Reconstructionalist Rabbinical College Theology 11 15.3% 14 14.1% 10 12.7% 10 18.9% 14 30.4% 4 100.0% 15 100.0% 10 100.0% 8 100.0%
Saint Vincent Seminary Theology 14 19.4% 13 13.1% 7 8.9% 18 34.0% 11 23.9% 13 100.0% 25 100.0% 20 100.0% 10 100.0%
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Pharmacy 208 27.4% 224 31.4% 222 31.9% 215 35.8% 230 37.1% 150 100.0% 136 100.0% 14 100.0% 13 100.0%
Villanova University Law 246 15.8% 261 16.3% 250 14.5% 245 16.0% 232 15.6% 233 100.0% 216 100.0% 202 100.0% 231 100.0%
Widener University Law 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Widener University Law/Harrisburg Campus Law 124 8.0% 153 9.6% 147 8.5% 85 5.5% 102 6.9% 94 100.0% 97 100.0% 221 100.0% 0 0.0%
Wilkes University Pharmacy 63 8.3% 73 10.2% 69 9.9% 53 8.8% 61 9.8% 60 100.0% 61 100.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
                                       
Independent State-Aided Institutions                                      
MCP Hahnemann University Medicine **   **   **   **   **   244 100.0% 243 100.0% 153 100.0% 155 100.0%
Medical College of Pennsylvania Medicine 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 135 100.0% 111 100.0%
Pennsylvania College of Optometry Optometry 146 100.0% 137 100.0% 149 100.0% 143 100.0% 142 100.0% 141 100.0% 146 100.0% 154 100.0% 136 100.0%
Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine Podiatry 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 94 100.0% 96 100.0%
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathy 234 53.1% 242 56.9% 241 56.7% 236 58.3% 233 63.5% 238 100.0% 244 100.0% 218 100.0% 197 100.0%
Thomas Jefferson University Medicine 217 20.3% 217 20.6% 234 22.0% 233 21.9% 201 20.1% 216 100.0% 215 100.0% 212 100.0% 211 100.0%
University of Pennsylvania Law 253 16.2% 273 17.1% 314 18.2% 252 16.4% 245 16.5% 271 41.2% 235 39.9% 243 41.1% 281 46.2%
  Dentistry 138 40.7% 125 41.1% 137 42.7% 113 38.0% 135 41.7% 127 19.3% 114 19.4% 103 17.5% 87 14.3%
  Medicine 157 14.7% 158 15.0% 148 13.9% 148 13.9% 149 14.9% 158 24.0% 142 24.1% 137 23.3% 146 24.0%
  Veterinary Medicine 105 100.0% 110 100.0% 108 100.0% 106 100.0% 114 100.0% 101 15.4% 98 16.6% 104 17.7% 94 15.5%
                                       
Public Institutions                                      
State Related Universities                                  
Penn State College of Medicine Medicine 126 11.8% 123 11.7% 116 10.9% 113 10.6% 97 9.7% 98 100.0% 95 100.0% 101 100.0% 93 100.0%
Penn State-Dickinson School of Law Law 173 11.1% 200 12.5% 238 13.8% 175 11.4% 165 11.1% 170 100.0% 161 100.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Temple University Law 321 20.6% 323 20.2% 313 18.1% 317 20.7% 305 20.5% 315 42.4% 306 41.0% 382 58.7% 360 57.7%
  Dentistry 117 34.5% 115 37.8% 108 33.6% 105 35.4% 113 34.9% 97 13.1% 133 15.1% 92 14.1% 93 14.9%
  Medicine 169 15.8% 194 18.4% 190 17.8% 196 18.5% 198 19.8% 178 24.0% 176 23.6% 167 25.7% 171 27.4%
  Pharmacy 129 17.0% 125 17.5% 122 17.5% 125 20.8% 127 20.5% 69 9.3% 68 9.1% 10 1.5% 0 0.0%
  Podiatry 66 100.0% 65 100.0% 64 100.0% 64 100.0% 81 100.0% 84 11.3% 84 11.2% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
University of Pittsburgh/Main Campus Law 256 16.4% 227 14.2% 271 15.7% 283 18.5% 251 16.9% 229 41.7% 216 39.9% 215 48.0% 230 52.0%
  Dentistry 84 24.8% 64 21.1% 76 23.7% 79 26.6% 76 23.5% 91 16.6% 81 15.0% 93 20.8% 82 18.6%
  Medicine 146 13.7% 125 11.8% 141 13.2% 151 14.2% 123 12.3% 152 27.7% 143 26.4% 132 29.5% 130 29.4%
  Pharmacy 100 13.2% 98 13.7% 76 10.9% 85 14.2% 89 14.4% 77 14.0% 101 18.7% 8 1.8% 0 0.0%
           
    2006-2007   2005-2006   2004-2005   2003-2004   2002-2003   2001-2002 1999-2000 1994-1995 1991-1992
Total All Institutions Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Law/Legal Studies 1,558 34.2% 1,597 35.4% 1,730 37.3% 1,533 36.0% 1,486 35.6% 1,502 36.9% 1,415 35.6% 1,593 43.4% 1,473 43.9%
Medicine 1,068 23.4% 1,055 23.4% 1,066 23.0% 1,062 24.9% 999 23.9% 1,046 25.7% 1,014 25.5% 1,037 28.3% 1,017 30.3%
Chiropractic 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 76 2.1% 27 0.8%
Optometry 146 3.2% 137 3.0% 149 3.2% 143 3.4% 142 3.4% 141 3.5% 146 3.7% 154 4.2% 136 4.1%
Podiatry 66 1.4% 65 1.4% 64 1.4% 64 1.5% 81 1.9% 84 2.1% 84 2.1% 94 2.6% 96 2.9%
Dentistry 339 7.4% 304 6.7% 321 6.9% 297 7.0% 324 7.8% 315 7.7% 308 7.7% 288 7.9% 262 7.8%
Veterinary Medicine 105 2.3% 110 2.4% 108 2.3% 106 2.5% 114 2.7% 101 2.5% 98 2.5% 104 2.8% 94 2.8%
Osteopathic Medicine 441 9.7% 425 9.4% 425 9.2% 405 9.5% 367 8.8% 358 8.8% 352 8.9% 218 5.9% 197 5.9%
Pharmacy 760 16.7% 713 15.8% 697 15.0% 600 14.1% 620 14.8% 485 11.9% 502 12.6% 48 1.3% 13 0.4%
Divinity/Ministry 72 1.6% 99 2.2% 79 1.7% 53 1.2% 46 1.1% 41 1.0% 56 1.4% 55 1.5% 41 1.2%
Total First Professional Degrees   4,555   4,505   4,639   4,263   4,179   4,073   3,975   3,667   3,356  
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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