Enrollment for first-professional degrees in seven fields, 1968-70, page 1

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          Table 2. -- Enrollment for first-professional degrees in seven fields, 1968-70 a/

All levels of enrollment b/ 1968 - 1969 - 1970 -1968 to 1970 - 1969 to 1970 

Total - 125,210 - 131,069 - 147,967 - +4.7 - +12.9 
Men - 117,699 - 122,190 - 136,765 - +3.8 - +11.9 
Women - 7,511 - 8,879 - 11,202 - +18.2 - +26.2

Full-time - 114,035 - 118,230 - 134,155 - +3.7 - +13.5
Men - 107,237 - 110,238 - 124,103 - +2.8 - +12.6
Women - 6,798 - 7,992 - 10,052 - +17.6 - +25.8

Part-time - 11,175 - 12,839 - 13,812 - +14.9 - +7.6
Men - 10,462 - 11,952 - 12,662 - +14.2 - +5.9
Women - 713 - 887 - 1,150 - +24.4 - +29.7

First-year Students Only 

Total - 42,265 - 48,224 - 55,416 - +14.1 - +14.9

Men - 39,305 - 44,727 - 50,683 - +13.8 - +13.3 
Women - 2,960 - 3,497 - 4,733 - +18.1 - +35.3

Full-time - 37,940 - 42,688 - 49,183 - +12.5 - +15.2 
Men - 35,295 - 39,625 - 45,050 - +12.3 - +13.7
Women - 2,645 - 3,063 - 4,133 - +15.8 - +34.9

Part-time - 4,325 - 5,536 - 6,233 - +28.0 - +12.6
Men - 4,010 - 5,102 - 5,633 - +27.2 - +10.4
Women - 315 - 434 - 600 - +37.8 - +38.2

a/ The seven fields are: Chiropody, dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathy,
veterinary medicine, and law. Data on first-professional programs in theology
and "other" areas are not consistent from year to year because of modifications 
of definitions. 

b/ Includes first year of study for first-professional degrees, plus all
subsequent years.

National Center for
Educational Statistics
July 1971