Professional Degrees Awarded by Discipline, UC and Comparison Institutions, 2007-08
The 10 UC campuses awarded 5,678 professional degrees in 2007-08.
The largest share of professional degrees that UC awarded was in the health sciences-medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine (30 percent in medicine and other health fields combined). This was followed by business (28 percent), education (17 percent) and law (14 percent). These proportions were relatively similar across both public and private comparison institutions.
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Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Completions Survey.
Professional degrees were identified based on the associated Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code, rather than degree type or whether the UC program charges the Professional Degree Fee (PDF). Degrees with the following CIP codes were included: 04, 13, 22, 25, 39, 44, 51, 52 or 09.04.
Disciplinary categories were also based on CIP codes as listed below.
- Law: 22
- Medicine: 51.1201, 51.1901
- Other Health: other 51 codes
- Business: 52
- Education: 13
- Other Disciplines: all others