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Total Students
243,610
Total Males
39,086 (16%)

Total Females
204,524 (84%)
 

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All Health Professions And Related Programs Bachelors degree Programs::

Major Students Females Males
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 1,121 (.5%) 948 (84.6%) 173 (15.4%)
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 480 (.2%) 362 (75.4%) 118 (24.6%)
Emergency Care Attendant (Emt Ambulance) 3 (%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.7%)
Medical/Clinical Assistant 6 (%) 6 (100%) 0
Occupational Therapist Assistant 8 (%) 8 (100%) 0
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 13 (%) 11 (84.6%) 2 (15.4%)
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 46 (%) 31 (67.4%) 15 (32.6%)
Radiologist Assistant 5 (%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 12 (%) 7 (58.3%) 5 (41.7%)
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 34 (%) 34 (100%) 0
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 514 (.2%) 485 (94.4%) 29 (5.6%)
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 10,843 (4.5%) 7,469 (68.9%) 3,374 (31.1%)
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 541 (.2%) 412 (76.2%) 129 (23.8%)
Athletic Training/Trainer 3,898 (1.6%) 2,368 (60.7%) 1,530 (39.3%)
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist 5 (%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 196 (.1%) 156 (79.6%) 40 (20.4%)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 729 (.3%) 627 (86%) 102 (14%)
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 1 (%) 1 (100%) 0
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 6 (%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic) 295 (.1%) 94 (31.9%) 201 (68.1%)
Gene/Genetic Therapy 6 (%) 4 (66.7%) 2 (33.3%)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Technology/Technician 46 (%) 24 (52.2%) 22 (47.8%)
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1,228 (.5%) 943 (76.8%) 285 (23.2%)
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 296 (.1%) 213 (72%) 83 (28%)
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 12 (%) 9 (75%) 3 (25%)
Physician Assistant 541 (.2%) 392 (72.5%) 149 (27.5%)
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 14 (%) 11 (78.6%) 3 (21.4%)
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1,599 (.7%) 1,207 (75.5%) 392 (24.5%)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1,411 (.6%) 984 (69.7%) 427 (30.3%)
Surgical Technology/Technologist 19 (%) 17 (89.5%) 2 (10.5%)
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services 17 (%) 17 (100%) 0
Direct Entry Midwifery 17 (%) 17 (100%) 0
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 463 (.2%) 370 (79.9%) 93 (20.1%)
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 47 (%) 31 (66%) 16 (34%)
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other 170 (.1%) 138 (81.2%) 32 (18.8%)
Holistic Health 246 (.1%) 201 (81.7%) 45 (18.3%)
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 28 (%) 23 (82.1%) 5 (17.9%)
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 28 (%) 23 (82.1%) 5 (17.9%)
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 3,648 (1.5%) 2,626 (72%) 1,022 (28%)
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2,894 (1.2%) 2,074 (71.7%) 820 (28.3%)
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 495 (.2%) 369 (74.5%) 126 (25.5%)
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 160 (.1%) 114 (71.3%) 46 (28.8%)
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist 31 (%) 21 (67.7%) 10 (32.3%)
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 40 (%) 28 (70%) 12 (30%)
Histologic Technician 9 (%) 7 (77.8%) 2 (22.2%)
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 19 (%) 13 (68.4%) 6 (31.6%)
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 11,519 (4.7%) 10,992 (95.4%) 527 (4.6%)
Audiology/Audiologist 228 (.1%) 219 (96.1%) 9 (3.9%)
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 4,654 (1.9%) 4,458 (95.8%) 196 (4.2%)
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other 51 (%) 51 (100%) 0
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 5,049 (2.1%) 4,795 (95%) 254 (5%)
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1,537 (.6%) 1,469 (95.6%) 68 (4.4%)
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 2,343 (1%) 2,233 (95.3%) 110 (4.7%)
Dental Assisting/Assistant 2 (%) 2 (100%) 0
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2,318 (1%) 2,209 (95.3%) 109 (4.7%)
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 7 (%) 6 (85.7%) 1 (14.3%)
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other 16 (%) 16 (100%) 0
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 3,924 (1.6%) 3,398 (86.6%) 526 (13.4%)
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist 191 (.1%) 161 (84.3%) 30 (15.7%)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 409 (.2%) 336 (82.2%) 73 (17.8%)
Dietetics/Dietitian 3,307 (1.4%) 2,889 (87.4%) 418 (12.6%)
Dietitian Assistant 17 (%) 12 (70.6%) 5 (29.4%)
Energy and Biologically Based Therapies 11 (%) 9 (81.8%) 2 (18.2%)
Herbalism/Herbalist 11 (%) 9 (81.8%) 2 (18.2%)
Health and Medical Administrative Services 17,458 (7.2%) 13,997 (80.2%) 3,461 (19.8%)
Clinical Research Coordinator 9 (%) 8 (88.9%) 1 (11.1%)
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 713 (.3%) 544 (76.3%) 169 (23.7%)
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 1,558 (.6%) 1,274 (81.8%) 284 (18.2%)
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 64 (%) 33 (51.6%) 31 (48.4%)
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 11,966 (4.9%) 9,455 (79%) 2,511 (21%)
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 2,771 (1.1%) 2,342 (84.5%) 429 (15.5%)
Long Term Care Administration/Management 242 (.1%) 216 (89.3%) 26 (10.7%)
Medical Office Management/Administration 54 (%) 49 (90.7%) 5 (9.3%)
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician 1 (%) 1 (100%) 0
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist 80 (%) 75 (93.8%) 5 (6.3%)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4,789 (2%) 3,624 (75.7%) 1,165 (24.3%)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4,789 (2%) 3,624 (75.7%) 1,165 (24.3%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 14,721 (6%) 11,200 (76.1%) 3,521 (23.9%)
Health and Wellness, General 2,932 (1.2%) 2,182 (74.4%) 750 (25.6%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 11,789 (4.8%) 9,018 (76.5%) 2,771 (23.5%)
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 3,345 (1.4%) 2,353 (70.3%) 992 (29.7%)
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 1,708 (.7%) 1,225 (71.7%) 483 (28.3%)
Pre-Dentistry Studies 16 (%) 9 (56.3%) 7 (43.8%)
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 862 (.4%) 520 (60.3%) 342 (39.7%)
Pre-Nursing Studies 33 (%) 23 (69.7%) 10 (30.3%)
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 84 (%) 80 (95.2%) 4 (4.8%)
Pre-Optometry Studies 7 (%) 7 (100%) 0
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 8 (%) 5 (62.5%) 3 (37.5%)
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 188 (.1%) 115 (61.2%) 73 (38.8%)
Pre-Veterinary Studies 439 (.2%) 369 (84.1%) 70 (15.9%)
Medical Illustration and Informatics 180 (.1%) 120 (66.7%) 60 (33.3%)
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator 45 (%) 34 (75.6%) 11 (24.4%)
Medical Informatics 135 (.1%) 86 (63.7%) 49 (36.3%)
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 2,942 (1.2%) 2,420 (82.3%) 522 (17.7%)
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling 45 (%) 34 (75.6%) 11 (24.4%)
Clinical/Medical Social Work 179 (.1%) 147 (82.1%) 32 (17.9%)
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 1,468 (.6%) 1,206 (82.2%) 262 (17.8%)
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 37 (%) 33 (89.2%) 4 (10.8%)
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 502 (.2%) 446 (88.8%) 56 (11.2%)
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 9 (%) 8 (88.9%) 1 (11.1%)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 230 (.1%) 191 (83%) 39 (17%)
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 472 (.2%) 355 (75.2%) 117 (24.8%)
Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education 71 (%) 48 (67.6%) 23 (32.4%)
Movement Therapy and Movement Education 71 (%) 48 (67.6%) 23 (32.4%)
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions 11 (%) 9 (81.8%) 2 (18.2%)
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other 7 (%) 5 (71.4%) 2 (28.6%)
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist 3 (%) 3 (100%) 0
Orthoptics/Orthoptist 1 (%) 1 (100%) 0
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 2,698 (1.1%) 1,669 (61.9%) 1,029 (38.1%)
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development 36 (%) 28 (77.8%) 8 (22.2%)
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences 9 (%) 9 (100%) 0
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 25 (%) 9 (36%) 16 (64%)
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management 72 (%) 40 (55.6%) 32 (44.4%)
Pharmaceutical Sciences 749 (.3%) 449 (59.9%) 300 (40.1%)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 114 (%) 53 (46.5%) 61 (53.5%)
Pharmacy 1,031 (.4%) 638 (61.9%) 393 (38.1%)
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 662 (.3%) 443 (66.9%) 219 (33.1%)
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 326 (.1%) 258 (79.1%) 68 (20.9%)
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 235 (.1%) 183 (77.9%) 52 (22.1%)
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 91 (%) 75 (82.4%) 16 (17.6%)
Public Health 13,882 (5.7%) 10,971 (79%) 2,911 (21%)
Behavioral Aspects of Health 296 (.1%) 219 (74%) 77 (26%)
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 1,709 (.7%) 1,412 (82.6%) 297 (17.4%)
Environmental Health 363 (.1%) 194 (53.4%) 169 (46.6%)
Health Services Administration 1,059 (.4%) 905 (85.5%) 154 (14.5%)
Health/Medical Physics 37 (%) 23 (62.2%) 14 (37.8%)
International Public Health/International Health 131 (.1%) 105 (80.2%) 26 (19.8%)
Maternal and Child Health 13 (%) 13 (100%) 0
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 182 (.1%) 47 (25.8%) 135 (74.2%)
Public Health Education and Promotion 3,034 (1.2%) 2,462 (81.1%) 572 (18.9%)
Public Health, General 5,691 (2.3%) 4,566 (80.2%) 1,125 (19.8%)
Public Health, Other 1,367 (.6%) 1,025 (75%) 342 (25%)
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 144,637 (59.4%) 125,902 (87%) 18,735 (13%)
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 314 (.1%) 277 (88.2%) 37 (11.8%)
Clinical Nurse Leader 23 (%) 21 (91.3%) 2 (8.7%)
Clinical Nurse Specialist 18 (%) 16 (88.9%) 2 (11.1%)
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 272 (.1%) 218 (80.1%) 54 (19.9%)
Nursing Administration 726 (.3%) 648 (89.3%) 78 (10.7%)
Nursing Education 16 (%) 16 (100%) 0
Nursing Practice 963 (.4%) 861 (89.4%) 102 (10.6%)
Nursing Science 1,621 (.7%) 1,405 (86.7%) 216 (13.3%)
Palliative Care Nursing 1 (%) 1 (100%) 0
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 198 (.1%) 173 (87.4%) 25 (12.6%)
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 2,308 (.9%) 2,005 (86.9%) 303 (13.1%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 138,177 (56.7%) 120,261 (87%) 17,916 (13%)
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 4,556 (1.9%) 3,810 (83.6%) 746 (16.4%)
Animal-Assisted Therapy 29 (%) 26 (89.7%) 3 (10.3%)
Art Therapy/Therapist 228 (.1%) 223 (97.8%) 5 (2.2%)
Dance Therapy/Therapist 1 (%) 1 (100%) 0
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist 52 (%) 40 (76.9%) 12 (23.1%)
Music Therapy/Therapist 382 (.2%) 328 (85.9%) 54 (14.1%)
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 842 (.3%) 761 (90.4%) 81 (9.6%)
Orthotist/Prosthetist 14 (%) 9 (64.3%) 5 (35.7%)
Physical Therapy/Therapist 362 (.1%) 247 (68.2%) 115 (31.8%)
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 739 (.3%) 571 (77.3%) 168 (22.7%)
Rehabilitation Science 774 (.3%) 618 (79.8%) 156 (20.2%)
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 759 (.3%) 667 (87.9%) 92 (12.1%)
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 374 (.2%) 319 (85.3%) 55 (14.7%)
Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services 22 (%) 21 (95.5%) 1 (4.5%)
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 22 (%) 21 (95.5%) 1 (4.5%)
Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences 55 (%) 37 (67.3%) 18 (32.7%)
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology 32 (%) 20 (62.5%) 12 (37.5%)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General 23 (%) 17 (73.9%) 6 (26.1%)
All majors information based on most-recent available data from the 2017 enrollment cycle