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Total Students
234,177
Total Males
37,488 (16%)

Total Females
196,689 (84%)
 

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All Health Professions And Related Programs Bachelors degree Programs::

Major Students Females Males
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 936 (.4%) 774 (82.7%) 162 (17.3%)
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 353 (.2%) 256 (72.5%) 97 (27.5%)
Emergency Care Attendant (Emt Ambulance) 5 (%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
Medical/Clinical Assistant 16 (%) 16 (100%) 0
Occupational Therapist Assistant 2 (%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 9 (%) 5 (55.6%) 4 (44.4%)
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 52 (%) 36 (69.2%) 16 (30.8%)
Radiologist Assistant 7 (%) 3 (42.9%) 4 (57.1%)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 23 (%) 16 (69.6%) 7 (30.4%)
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 48 (%) 48 (100%) 0
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 421 (.2%) 392 (93.1%) 29 (6.9%)
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 10,635 (4.5%) 7,142 (67.2%) 3,493 (32.8%)
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 441 (.2%) 299 (67.8%) 142 (32.2%)
Athletic Training/Trainer 3,943 (1.7%) 2,344 (59.4%) 1,599 (40.6%)
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist 9 (%) 6 (66.7%) 3 (33.3%)
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 156 (.1%) 109 (69.9%) 47 (30.1%)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 655 (.3%) 563 (86%) 92 (14%)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic) 244 (.1%) 61 (25%) 183 (75%)
Gene/Genetic Therapy 11 (%) 10 (90.9%) 1 (9.1%)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Technology/Technician 31 (%) 19 (61.3%) 12 (38.7%)
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1,333 (.6%) 1,025 (76.9%) 308 (23.1%)
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 321 (.1%) 219 (68.2%) 102 (31.8%)
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 10 (%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
Physician Assistant 557 (.2%) 397 (71.3%) 160 (28.7%)
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 11 (%) 8 (72.7%) 3 (27.3%)
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1,468 (.6%) 1,079 (73.5%) 389 (26.5%)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1,415 (.6%) 976 (69%) 439 (31%)
Surgical Technology/Technologist 30 (%) 24 (80%) 6 (20%)
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services 17 (%) 17 (100%) 0
Direct Entry Midwifery 17 (%) 17 (100%) 0
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 416 (.2%) 333 (80%) 83 (20%)
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 53 (%) 40 (75.5%) 13 (24.5%)
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other 155 (.1%) 127 (81.9%) 28 (18.1%)
Holistic Health 208 (.1%) 166 (79.8%) 42 (20.2%)
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 18 (%) 17 (94.4%) 1 (5.6%)
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 18 (%) 17 (94.4%) 1 (5.6%)
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 3,640 (1.6%) 2,613 (71.8%) 1,027 (28.2%)
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 3,014 (1.3%) 2,169 (72%) 845 (28%)
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 361 (.2%) 268 (74.2%) 93 (25.8%)
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 154 (.1%) 100 (64.9%) 54 (35.1%)
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist 43 (%) 27 (62.8%) 16 (37.2%)
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 46 (%) 32 (69.6%) 14 (30.4%)
Histologic Technician 6 (%) 6 (100%) 0
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 16 (%) 11 (68.8%) 5 (31.3%)
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 11,393 (4.9%) 10,835 (95.1%) 558 (4.9%)
Audiology/Audiologist 242 (.1%) 222 (91.7%) 20 (8.3%)
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 4,646 (2%) 4,442 (95.6%) 204 (4.4%)
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other 108 (%) 106 (98.1%) 2 (1.9%)
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 4,917 (2.1%) 4,656 (94.7%) 261 (5.3%)
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1,480 (.6%) 1,409 (95.2%) 71 (4.8%)
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 2,155 (.9%) 2,049 (95.1%) 106 (4.9%)
Dental Assisting/Assistant 2 (%) 2 (100%) 0
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2,135 (.9%) 2,031 (95.1%) 104 (4.9%)
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 5 (%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other 13 (%) 12 (92.3%) 1 (7.7%)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 4,038 (1.7%) 3,487 (86.4%) 551 (13.6%)
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist 170 (.1%) 142 (83.5%) 28 (16.5%)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 391 (.2%) 329 (84.1%) 62 (15.9%)
Dietetics/Dietitian 3,477 (1.5%) 3,016 (86.7%) 461 (13.3%)
Energy and Biologically Based Therapies 10 (%) 9 (90%) 1 (10%)
Herbalism/Herbalist 10 (%) 9 (90%) 1 (10%)
Health and Medical Administrative Services 17,428 (7.4%) 14,121 (81%) 3,307 (19%)
Clinical Research Coordinator 7 (%) 7 (100%) 0
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 707 (.3%) 561 (79.3%) 146 (20.7%)
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 1,428 (.6%) 1,195 (83.7%) 233 (16.3%)
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 106 (%) 74 (69.8%) 32 (30.2%)
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 11,531 (4.9%) 9,147 (79.3%) 2,384 (20.7%)
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 3,302 (1.4%) 2,828 (85.6%) 474 (14.4%)
Long Term Care Administration/Management 271 (.1%) 245 (90.4%) 26 (9.6%)
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 3 (%) 3 (100%) 0
Medical Office Management/Administration 42 (%) 36 (85.7%) 6 (14.3%)
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician 4 (%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist 27 (%) 23 (85.2%) 4 (14.8%)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4,990 (2.1%) 3,764 (75.4%) 1,226 (24.6%)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4,990 (2.1%) 3,764 (75.4%) 1,226 (24.6%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 13,279 (5.7%) 9,993 (75.3%) 3,286 (24.7%)
Health and Wellness, General 2,264 (1%) 1,748 (77.2%) 516 (22.8%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 11,015 (4.7%) 8,245 (74.9%) 2,770 (25.1%)
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 3,347 (1.4%) 2,324 (69.4%) 1,023 (30.6%)
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 1,684 (.7%) 1,161 (68.9%) 523 (31.1%)
Pre-Dentistry Studies 18 (%) 12 (66.7%) 6 (33.3%)
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 957 (.4%) 589 (61.5%) 368 (38.5%)
Pre-Nursing Studies 28 (%) 25 (89.3%) 3 (10.7%)
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 85 (%) 78 (91.8%) 7 (8.2%)
Pre-Optometry Studies 5 (%) 5 (100%) 0
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 20 (%) 16 (80%) 4 (20%)
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 212 (.1%) 141 (66.5%) 71 (33.5%)
Pre-Veterinary Studies 338 (.1%) 297 (87.9%) 41 (12.1%)
Medical Illustration and Informatics 249 (.1%) 173 (69.5%) 76 (30.5%)
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator 51 (%) 40 (78.4%) 11 (21.6%)
Medical Informatics 198 (.1%) 133 (67.2%) 65 (32.8%)
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 3,011 (1.3%) 2,461 (81.7%) 550 (18.3%)
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling 40 (%) 32 (80%) 8 (20%)
Clinical/Medical Social Work 214 (.1%) 192 (89.7%) 22 (10.3%)
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 1,413 (.6%) 1,121 (79.3%) 292 (20.7%)
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 39 (%) 29 (74.4%) 10 (25.6%)
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 539 (.2%) 482 (89.4%) 57 (10.6%)
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 22 (%) 19 (86.4%) 3 (13.6%)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 237 (.1%) 190 (80.2%) 47 (19.8%)
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 507 (.2%) 396 (78.1%) 111 (21.9%)
Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education 46 (%) 28 (60.9%) 18 (39.1%)
Movement Therapy and Movement Education 46 (%) 28 (60.9%) 18 (39.1%)
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions 8 (%) 7 (87.5%) 1 (12.5%)
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other 6 (%) 5 (83.3%) 1 (16.7%)
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist 2 (%) 2 (100%) 0
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 2,625 (1.1%) 1,589 (60.5%) 1,036 (39.5%)
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development 41 (%) 27 (65.9%) 14 (34.1%)
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences 7 (%) 6 (85.7%) 1 (14.3%)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 27 (%) 14 (51.9%) 13 (48.1%)
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management 75 (%) 34 (45.3%) 41 (54.7%)
Pharmaceutical Sciences 865 (.4%) 531 (61.4%) 334 (38.6%)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 121 (.1%) 75 (62%) 46 (38%)
Pharmacy 1,000 (.4%) 608 (60.8%) 392 (39.2%)
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 489 (.2%) 294 (60.1%) 195 (39.9%)
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 342 (.1%) 261 (76.3%) 81 (23.7%)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 23 (%) 21 (91.3%) 2 (8.7%)
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 232 (.1%) 174 (75%) 58 (25%)
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 87 (%) 66 (75.9%) 21 (24.1%)
Public Health 12,406 (5.3%) 9,706 (78.2%) 2,700 (21.8%)
Behavioral Aspects of Health 170 (.1%) 122 (71.8%) 48 (28.2%)
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 1,531 (.7%) 1,255 (82%) 276 (18%)
Environmental Health 365 (.2%) 215 (58.9%) 150 (41.1%)
Health Services Administration 937 (.4%) 803 (85.7%) 134 (14.3%)
Health/Medical Physics 32 (%) 18 (56.3%) 14 (43.8%)
International Public Health/International Health 83 (%) 68 (81.9%) 15 (18.1%)
Maternal and Child Health 22 (%) 22 (100%) 0
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 192 (.1%) 59 (30.7%) 133 (69.3%)
Public Health Education and Promotion 2,858 (1.2%) 2,232 (78.1%) 626 (21.9%)
Public Health, General 4,917 (2.1%) 3,965 (80.6%) 952 (19.4%)
Public Health, Other 1,299 (.6%) 947 (72.9%) 352 (27.1%)
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 138,445 (59.1%) 121,061 (87.4%) 17,384 (12.6%)
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 480 (.2%) 422 (87.9%) 58 (12.1%)
Clinical Nurse Leader 21 (%) 20 (95.2%) 1 (4.8%)
Clinical Nurse Specialist 2 (%) 2 (100%) 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 401 (.2%) 346 (86.3%) 55 (13.7%)
Nursing Administration 708 (.3%) 650 (91.8%) 58 (8.2%)
Nursing Education 2 (%) 2 (100%) 0
Nursing Practice 980 (.4%) 870 (88.8%) 110 (11.2%)
Nursing Science 1,411 (.6%) 1,239 (87.8%) 172 (12.2%)
Palliative Care Nursing 9 (%) 8 (88.9%) 1 (11.1%)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 87 (%) 80 (92%) 7 (8%)
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 2,364 (1%) 2,034 (86%) 330 (14%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 131,980 (56.4%) 115,388 (87.4%) 16,592 (12.6%)
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 4,675 (2%) 3,882 (83%) 793 (17%)
Animal-Assisted Therapy 25 (%) 24 (96%) 1 (4%)
Art Therapy/Therapist 205 (.1%) 197 (96.1%) 8 (3.9%)
Dance Therapy/Therapist 1 (%) 1 (100%) 0
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist 50 (%) 34 (68%) 16 (32%)
Music Therapy/Therapist 353 (.2%) 290 (82.2%) 63 (17.8%)
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 864 (.4%) 780 (90.3%) 84 (9.7%)
Orthotist/Prosthetist 13 (%) 4 (30.8%) 9 (69.2%)
Physical Therapy/Therapist 378 (.2%) 245 (64.8%) 133 (35.2%)
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 833 (.4%) 649 (77.9%) 184 (22.1%)
Rehabilitation Science 783 (.3%) 649 (82.9%) 134 (17.1%)
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 765 (.3%) 673 (88%) 92 (12%)
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 405 (.2%) 336 (83%) 69 (17%)
Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services 19 (%) 13 (68.4%) 6 (31.6%)
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 18 (%) 12 (66.7%) 6 (33.3%)
Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services, Other 1 (%) 1 (100%) 0
Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences 49 (%) 30 (61.2%) 19 (38.8%)
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology 27 (%) 15 (55.6%) 12 (44.4%)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General 22 (%) 15 (68.2%) 7 (31.8%)
All majors information based on most-recent available data from the 2016 enrollment cycle