Table 1. U.S. Medical School Applicants, Enrollment, and Graduates, 1924–25 to 2014–15

Academic Year Applicants First-Time Applicants* Accepted Applicants Acceptance Ratio Matriculants First-Year Enrollment† Total Active Enrollment Graduates
1924-25 5,492
1925-26 5,753
1926-27 10,250 6,420 1.6 6,099
1927-28 11,287 6,496 1.7 6,199 4,262
1928-29 12,420 6,794 1.8 6,277 4,446
1929-30 13,655 7,035 1.9 6,457 4,565
1930-31 6,456 4,735
1931-32 6,260 4,936
1932-33 12,280 7,357 1.7 6,426 22,466 4,895
1933-34 12,128 7,578 1.6 6,457 22,799 5,035
1934-35 12,779 7,419 1.7 6,356 22,888 5,101
1935-36 12,740 6,900 1.8 6,605 22,564 5,183
1936-37 12,192 6,465 1.9 5,910 22,095 5,377
1937-38 12,207 6,410 1.9 5,791 21,587 5,194
1938-39 12,131 6,223 1.9 5,764 21,302 5,089
1939-40 11,800 6,211 1.9 5,794 21,271 5,097
1940-41 11,854 6,328 1.9 5,837 21,379 5,275
1941-42 11,940 6,822 1.8 6,218 22,031 5,163
1942-43 14,034 6,835 2.1 6,425 22,631 5,223
1943-44 6,561 23,529 5,134
1944-45 6,648 24,666 5,169
1944-45 6,523 24,028 5,136
1945-46 6,060 23,216 5,826
1946-47 6,564 23,900 6,389
1947-48 18,829 6,512 2.9 6,487 22,739 5,543
1948-49 24,242 6,973 3.5 6,688 23,670 5,094
1949-50 24,434 7,150 3.4 7,042 25,103 5,553
1950-51 22,279 7,254 3.1 7,177 26,186 6,135
1951-52 19,920 7,663 2.6 7,436 27,076 6,080
1952-53 16,763 7,778 2.2 7,425 27,688 6,668
1953-54 14,678 7,756 1.9 7,449 28,227 6,861
1954-55 14,538 7,878 1.8 7,576 28,583 6,977
1955-56 14,937 7,969 1.9 7,686 28,639 6,845
1956-57 15,917 8,263 1.9 8,014 29,130 6,796
1957-58 15,791 8,302 1.9 7,852 8,030 29,473 6,861
1958-59 15,170 8,366 1.8 7,920 8,128 29,614 6,860
1959-60 14,992 8,512 1.8 7,983 8,173 30,084 7,081
1960-61 14,397 8,560 1.7 8,069 8,298 30,288 6,994
1961-62 14,331 8,682 1.7 8,143 8,483 31,078 7,168
1962-63 15,847 8,959 1.8 8,394 8,642 31,491 7,265
1963-64 17,668 9,063 1.9 8,565 8,772 31,981 7,336
1964-65 19,168 9,043 2.1 8,587 8,856 32,428 7,409
1965-66 18,703 9,012 2.1 8,554 8,759 32,835 7,574
1966-67 18,250 9,123 2.0 8,775 8,964 33,423 7,743
1967-68 18,724 9,702 1.9 9,314 9,479 34,538 7,973
1968-69 21,118 10,092 2.1 9,740 9,863 35,833 8,059
1969-70 24,465 10,547 2.3 10,269 10,422 37,669 8,367
1970-71 24,987 11,500 2.2 11,169 11,348 40,487 8,974
1971-72 29,172 12,335 2.4 12,088 12,361 43,650 9,558
1972-73 36,135 13,757 2.6 13,570 13,677 47,366 10,396
1973-74 40,494 14,334 2.8 13,770 14,154 50,751 11,365
1974-75 42,614 15,065 2.8 14,575 14,763 53,554 12,716
1975-76 42,282 15,360 2.8 14,897 15,295 55,818 13,634
1976-77 42,057 15,771 2.7 15,266 15,613 57,765 13,614
1977-78 40,560 15,980 2.5 15,492 16,136 60,039 14,391
1978-79 36,626 16,526 2.2 16,054 16,501 62,213 14,784
1979-80 36,135 16,886 2.1 16,311 16,930 63,800 15,113
1980-81 36,083 17,141 2.1 16,587 17,186 65,189 15,632
1981-82 36,717 17,285 2.1 16,660 17,268 66,298 16,012
1982-83 35,719 24,772 17,294 2.1 16,567 17,254 66,748 15,802
1983-84 35,187 24,638 17,208 2.0 16,480 17,150 67,327 16,343
1984-85 35,917 25,332 17,193 2.1 16,395 16,997 67,016 16,318
1985-86 32,885 22,932 17,225 1.9 16,268 16,963 66,585 16,117
1986-87 31,313 22,577 17,092 1.8 16,103 16,819 66,125 15,830
1987-88 28,118 20,454 17,025 1.7 15,927 16,713 65,735 15,919
1988-89 26,702 20,275 17,102 1.6 15,969 16,868 65,300 15,630
1989-90 26,909 20,959 16,974 1.6 15,867 16,756 65,016 15,398
1990-91 29,241 23,019 17,206 1.7 15,998 16,876 65,163 15,427
1991-92 33,296 26,183 17,435 1.9 16,211 17,071 65,602 15,356
1992-93 37,402 28,767 17,465 2.1 16,289 17,079 65,606 15,474
1993-94 42,806 31,389 17,361 2.5 16,307 17,121 66,202 15,504
1994-95 45,360 31,902 17,318 2.6 16,287 17,085 66,815 15,883
1995-96 46,586 31,696 17,356 2.7 16,252 17,058 66,947 15,886
1996-97 46,965 31,376 17,385 2.7 16,201 16,935 66,913 15,890
1997-98‡ 43,016 28,627 17,312 2.5 16,164 16,867 69,089 15,958
1998-99‡ 40,995 27,533 17,373 2.4 16,170 16,790 69,057 16,003
1999-00‡ 38,443 26,124 17,421 2.2 16,221 16,856 69,097 15,718
2000-01 37,088 25,755 17,535 2.1 16,301 16,699 69,204 15,796
2001-02 34,860 24,909 17,454 2.0 16,365 16,875 69,307 15,676
2002-03 33,623 24,883 17,592 1.9 16,488 16,953 69,715 15,531
2003-04 34,791 26,160 17,542 2.0 16,541 17,035 70,100 15,829
2004-05 35,735 27,190 17,662 2.0 16,648 17,059 70,815 15,760
2005-06 37,372 28,291 17,986 2.1 17,003 17,376 71,783 15,927
2006-07 39,108 29,583 18,418 2.1 17,361 17,826 72,898 16,140
2007-08 42,315 31,946 18,858 2.2 17,759 18,287 74,302 16,168
2008-09 42,231 31,019 19,135 2.2 18,036 18,370 75,784 16,467
2009-10 42,268 31,062 19,331 2.2 18,390 18,853 77,383 16,838
2010-11 42,741 31,832 19,641 2.2 18,665 19,082 78,770 17,364
2011-12 43,919 32,654 20,176 2.2 19,230 19,947 80,279 17,341
2012-13 45,266 33,772 20,479 2.2 19,517 20,279 82,057 18,157
2013-14 48,014 35,727 21,070 2.3 20,055 20,803 83,473 18,078
2014-15 49,480 36,697 21,355 2.3 20,343 21,036 85,260 18,703
* First-Time Applicants are defined as those who have not filed an application in the nine years prior to the year being
considered.
† First-Year Enrollment data includes new entrants and those repeating the initial year.
‡ First-Year Enrollment data derived from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Part II.

Notes: All data for 1930-31 through 1967-68 derived from the education issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Data starting in 1992-93 may be slightly undercounted (less than one percent) due to insufficient enrollment status information.

Applicants, Acceptances, and Matriculants

Notes: 1949-50 through 1953-54 data for University of Chicago, Rush Medical College, and Duke were unavailable. From 1970-71 through 1972-73, data derived from Final National Admission Action Summaries. Applicant data 1973-74 forward derived from the AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) as of 12/18/2014.
Sources: JAMA Education Issue; Final National Admission Action Summaries; AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS

Enrollment
Notes: From 1933-34 through 1934-35, data for University of Chicago, Rush Medical College, and Duke were unavailable. There were no data for Rush Medical College and the University of Chicago from 1931-32 through 1932-33 and 1936-37 through 1939-1940. Beginning 2000-01, First-Year Enrollment data is from AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS); data for 2014-15 derived from AAMC DW: Student, SRS as of 01/08/2015. Beginning 1992-93, Total Active Enrollment data are from AAMC DW: Student, SRS; data 1999-00 forward derived from DW: Student, SRS as of 12/31/2014.
Sources: JAMA Education Issue; AAMC Fall Enrollment Questionnaire; AAMC DW: Student, SRS

Graduates
Notes: In 1944-45, an accelerated program altered reporting periods. For the 1946-1947 academic year, 10 schools graduated two classes, adding graduates to the total. From 1978-79 through 1980-81, data derived from AAMC Reported Graduates Report. From 1981-1982 forward, Graduates data are from AAMC DW: Student, SRS; data 2001-02 forward derived from DW: Student, SRS as of 12/2014.
Sources: JAMA Education Issue; AAMC Reported Graduates Report; AAMC DW: Student, SRS

 

 

Table 2. U.S. Medical School Applicants and Accepted Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 1970–71 Through 2001–02

First-Year Class Black/African American Applicants Black/African American % All Applicants Black/African American Acceptees Black/African American % Accepted Native American* Applicants Native American* % All Applicants Native American* Acceptees Native American* % Accepted Mexican American/Chicano Applicants Mexican American/Chicano % All Applicants Mexican American/Chicano Acceptees Mexican American/Chicano % Accepted Mainland Puerto Rican† Applicants Mainland Puerto Rican† Pct of All Applicants Mainland Puerto Rican† Acceptees Mainland Puerto Rican† Pct Accepted Commonwealth Puerto Rican† Applicants Commonwealth Puerto Rican† Pct of All Applicants Commonwealth Puerto Rican† Acceptees Commonwealth Puerto Rican† Pct Accepted Other Hispanic Applicants Other Hispanic Pct of All Applicants Other Hispanic Acceptees Other Hispanic Pct Accepted White Applicants White Pct of All Applicants White Acceptees White Pct Accepted Asian/Pacific Islander Applicants Asian/Pacific Islander Pct of All Applicants Asian/Pacific Islander Acceptees Asian/Pacific Islander Pct Accepted Unknown Applicants Unknown Pct of All Applicants Unknown Acceptees Unknown Pct Accepted Total Applicants Total Acceptees
1970-71 1,250 5.0% 24,987 11,500
1971-72 1,552 5.3 29,172 12,335
1972-73 2,186 6.0 36,135 13,757
1973-74 1,929 4.8 845 43.8% 117 0.3% 37 31.6% 304 0.8% 148 48.7% 85 0.2% 38 44.7% 63 0.2% 10 15.9% 6 0.0% 2 33.3% 11,464 28.3% 767 6.7% 152 0.4% 15 9.9% 23,603 58.3% 11,938 50.6% 40,495 14,335
1974-75 2,295 5.4 1,027 44.7 127 0.3 63 49.6 424 1.0 213 50.2 113 0.3 57 50.4 300 0.7 109 36.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 34,785 81.6 12,441 35.8 1,217 2.9 385 31.6 1,092 2.6 421 38.6 42,617 15,066
1975-76 2,061 4.9 858 41.6 119 0.3 54 45.4 348 0.8 177 50.9 141 0.3 68 48.2 251 0.6 101 40.2 16 0.0 8 50.0 32,877 77.7 12,259 37.3 820 1.9 289 35.2 2,559 6.1 672 26.3 42,288 15,363
1976-77 2,362 5.6 896 37.9 124 0.3 40 32.3 400 1.0 192 48.0 153 0.4 65 42.5 341 0.8 117 34.3 8 0.0 2 25.0 33,181 78.8 12,926 39.0 811 1.9 307 37.9 1,251 3.0 228 18.2 42,094 15,771
1977-78 2,360 5.8 888 37.6 122 0.3 43 35.2 431 1.1 185 42.9 149 0.4 68 45.6 363 0.9 118 32.5 11 0.0 1 9.1 32,211 79.4 13,057 40.5 966 2.4 307 31.8 526 1.3 150 28.5 40,561 15,980
1978-79 2,423 6.6 964 39.8 139 0.4 57 41.0 441 1.2 246 55.8 150 0.4 80 53.3 390 1.1 170 43.6 266 0.7 77 28.9 30,102 82.2 14,171 47.1 1,584 4.3 620 39.1 245 0.7 50 20.4 36,626 16,526
1979-80 2,453 6.8 1,004 40.9 153 0.4 66 43.1 458 1.3 267 58.3 156 0.4 85 54.5 397 1.1 171 43.1 566 1.6 238 42.0 29,543 81.8 14,304 48.4 1,482 4.1 601 40.6 207 0.6 61 29.5 36,135 16,886
1980-81 2,507 6.9 1,043 41.6 156 0.4 65 41.7 454 1.3 241 53.1 159 0.4 90 56.6 518 1.4 243 46.9 633 1.8 258 40.8 29,256 81.1 14,345 49.0 1,643 4.6 696 42.4 160 0.4 76 47.5 36,083 17,141
1981-82 2,572 7.0 1,018 39.6 169 0.5 70 41.4 520 1.4 282 54.2 190 0.5 100 52.6 533 1.5 269 50.5 669 1.8 264 39.5 29,492 80.3 14,319 48.6 1,845 5.0 797 43.2 159 0.4 57 35.8 36,717 17,285
1982-83 2,545 7.1 993 39.0 139 0.4 57 41.0 508 1.4 286 56.3 181 0.5 102 56.4 580 1.6 223 38.4 622 1.7 285 45.8 28,318 79.3 14,215 50.2 2,113 5.9 953 45.1 139 0.4 66 47.5 35,720 17,294
1983-84 2,486 7.1 995 40.0 162 0.5 71 43.8 510 1.4 265 52.0 190 0.5 102 53.7 555 1.6 245 44.1 620 1.8 269 43.4 27,734 78.8 14,056 50.7 2,192 6.2 1,010 46.1 73 0.2 43 58.9 35,189 17,208
1984-85 2,494 6.9 1,015 40.7 152 0.4 72 47.4 560 1.6 288 51.4 215 0.6 112 52.1 577 1.6 252 43.7 731 2.0 272 37.2 27,858 77.6 13,814 49.6 2,619 7.3 1,182 45.1 72 0.2 44 61.1 35,917 17,193
1985-86 2,303 7.0 956 41.5 125 0.4 54 43.2 523 1.6 295 56.4 226 0.7 129 57.1 562 1.7 265 47.2 661 2.0 288 43.6 25,250 76.8 13,679 54.2 2,581 7.8 1,356 52.5 70 0.2 47 67.1 32,886 17,225
1986-87 2,286 7.3 1,027 44.9 123 0.4 61 49.6 511 1.6 293 57.3 172 0.5 96 55.8 477 1.5 241 50.5 634 2.0 291 45.9 23,527 75.1 13,340 56.7 2,841 9.1 1,543 54.3 78 0.2 51 65.4 31,314 17,092
1987-88 2,121 7.5 1,040 49.0 127 0.5 67 52.8 470 1.7 294 62.6 163 0.6 108 66.3 457 1.6 223 48.8 543 1.9 285 52.5 20,535 73.0 12,930 63.0 3,037 10.8 1,872 61.6 60 0.2 26 43.3 28,118 17,026
1988-89 2,087 7.8 1,048 50.2 121 0.5 74 61.2 438 1.6 267 61.0 161 0.6 105 65.2 422 1.6 240 56.9 567 2.1 287 50.6 18,994 71.1 12,729 67.0 3,230 12.1 2,117 65.5 112 0.4 56 50.0 26,702 17,103
1989-90 2,130 7.9 1,071 50.3 136 0.5 86 63.2 503 1.9 309 61.4 173 0.6 117 67.6 371 1.4 205 55.3 567 2.1 292 51.5 18,714 69.5 12,362 66.1 3,557 13.2 2,259 63.5 127 0.5 46 36.2 26,909 16,974
1990-91 2,261 7.7 1,102 48.7 137 0.5 73 53.3 495 1.7 281 56.8 173 0.6 105 60.7 403 1.4 216 53.6 638 2.2 307 48.1 19,949 68.2 12,200 61.2 4,253 14.5 2,599 61.1 195 0.7 67 34.4 29,241 17,206
1991-92 2,564 7.7 1,146 44.7 169 0.5 95 56.2 572 1.7 328 57.3 205 0.6 119 58.0 400 1.2 215 53.8 746 2.2 335 44.9 22,149 66.5 12,008 54.2 5,350 16.1 2,828 52.9 225 0.7 100 44.4 33,297 17,435
1992-93 2,885 7.7 1,263 43.8 234 0.6 121 51.7 715 1.9 428 59.9 200 0.5 116 58.0 461 1.2 223 48.4 815 2.2 303 37.2 24,860 66.5 11,941 48.0 6,007 16.1 2,733 45.5 224 0.6 74 33.0 37,402 17,465
1993-94 3,393 7.9 1,349 39.8 285 0.7 138 48.4 749 1.7 399 53.3 212 0.5 105 49.5 458 1.1 219 47.8 907 2.1 302 33.3 27,968 65.3 11,806 42.2 7,520 17.6 2,780 37.0 213 0.5 57 26.8 42,806 17,361
1994-95 3,539 7.8 1,386 39.2 317 0.7 134 42.3 867 1.9 477 55.0 240 0.5 137 57.1 446 1.0 209 46.9 978 2.2 330 33.7 29,073 64.1 11,373 39.1 8,455 18.6 3,021 35.7 234 0.5 47 20.1 45,360 17,318
1995-96 3,489 7.5 1,366 39.2 361 0.8 155 42.9 933 2.0 504 54.0 267 0.6 117 43.8 480 1.0 217 45.2 1,042 2.2 326 31.3 29,335 63.0 11,282 38.5 9,241 19.8 3,164 34.2 261 0.6 40 15.3 46,586 17,357
1996-97 3,527 7.5 1,268 36.0 385 0.8 155 40.3 972 2.1 470 48.4 274 0.6 148 54.0 448 1.0 212 47.3 1,064 2.3 338 31.8 29,495 62.8 11,363 38.5 9,330 19.9 3,215 34.5 234 0.5 42 17.9 46,965 17,385
1997-98 3,186 7.4 1,213 38.1 328 0.8 138 42.1 841 2.0 423 50.3 216 0.5 118 54.6 440 1.0 213 48.4 929 2.2 298 32.1 26,847 62.4 11,221 41.8 8,854 20.6 3,449 39.0 234 0.5 62 26.5 43,016 17,313
1998-99 3,171 7.7 1,282 40.4 296 0.7 157 53.0 825 2.0 438 53.1 218 0.5 111 50.9 457 1.1 204 44.6 917 2.2 334 36.4 25,357 61.9 11,160 44.0 8,390 20.5 3,378 40.3 243 0.6 129 53.1 40,996 17,373
1999-00 2,959 7.7 1,208 40.8 251 0.7 117 46.6 782 2.0 418 53.5 214 0.6 118 55.1 425 1.1 212 49.9 943 2.5 381 40.4 23,750 61.8 11,126 46.8 7,730 20.1 3,533 45.7 222 0.6 113 50.9 38,443 17,421
2000-01 2,947 7.9 1,177 39.9 280 0.8 129 46.1 828 2.2 419 50.6 233 0.6 129 55.4 366 1.0 198 54.1 879 2.4 339 38.6 22,806 61.5 11,221 49.2 7,444 20.1 3,533 47.5 267 0.7 176 65.9 37,089 17,536
2001-02 2,887 8.3 1,230 42.6 263 0.8 134 51.0 752 2.2 403 53.6 197 0.6 119 60.4 435 1.2 216 49.7 794 2.3 338 42.6 21,408 61.4 11,060 51.7 6,764 19.4 3,459 51.1 358 1.0 265 74.0 34,860 17,454
* Native American includes Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians.
† Mainland and Commonwealth Puerto Rican are defined by state of legal residence.

Note: From 2002–03 until 2012–13, applicants had the option of reporting both their race and ethnicity alone or in combination with some other race or ethnicity – see Tables 3A, 3B and 3C. Starting in 2013–14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self–identify – see Table 4. These changes in methodology mean that data cannot be reported in Table 2 for 2002–03 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to earlier years. The data regarding race/ethnic groups in Table 2 are limited to United States citizens and permanent residents, so columns do not add to 100 percent. Applicants and Acceptees columns include U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign applicants and acceptees.

Source: Data from 1970-71 through 1972-73 are from the Final National Admission Action Summaries. Data from 1973-74 through 2001-02 are from the AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File, American Medical College Application Service. Archived 1/2004

 

 

Table 3A. U.S. Medical School Applicants and Accepted Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 2002–03 Through 2012–13 (Race Alone or in Combination, Non–Hispanic)

Year American Indian or Alaska Native Applicants American Indian or Alaska Native Accepted Asian Applicants Asian Accepted Black/
African American Applicants
Black/
African American Accepted
Native Hawaiian or OPI Applicants Native Hawaiian or OPI Accepted White Applicants White Accepted U.S.
Non-Hispanic Applicants
U.S.
Non-Hispanic Accepted
2002-03 344 163 6,500 3,511 2,858 1,284 95 37 20,446 11,152 30,202 16,124
2003-04 342 168 6,834 3,562 2,963 1,228 98 38 21,330 11,332 31,342 16,132
2004-05 383 176 7,464 3,585 3,004 1,264 103 37 22,007 11,443 32,163 16,148
2005-06 383 171 8,089 3,862 3,013 1,228 102 41 22,801 11,471 33,454 16,330
2006-07 332 149 8,257 3,830 3,073 1,280 180 67 23,567 11,672 34,852 16,716
2007-08 349 148 9,134 4,113 3,322 1,282 182 58 25,071 11,755 37,502 17,105
2008-09 333 154 8,971 4,089 3,168 1,265 187 57 24,717 11,715 37,343 17,274
2009-10 312 140 9,219 4,226 3,313 1,293 180 62 24,426 11,709 37,569 17,527
2010-11 362 178 9,473 4,322 3,264 1,319 164 56 24,408 11,704 37,764 17,651
2011-12 308 135 9,818 4,472 3,407 1,332 139 48 25,074 12,145 38,813 18,165
2012-13 340 150 10,373 4,704 3,551 1,347 149 50 25,556 12,135 39,852 18,334
* U.S. Non-Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic totals are unduplicated totals and may not be equal to the sum of their subcategories.
† Total includes students whose citizenship and/or race or Hispanic ethnicity could not be determined.

Note: Data from 2002–03 through 2012–13 reflect the results of the separate race and ethnicity questions allowing multiple responses, used by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Starting in 2013–14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self–identify – see Table 4. The change in methodology means that data cannot be reported in Tables 3A, 3B and 3C for 2013–14 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2002–03 through 2012–13 derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.
Source: AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Archived 11/2013

 

 

Table 3B. U.S. Medical School Applicants and Accepted Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 2002-03 Through 2012-13 (Hispanic Ethnicities Alone or in Combination, of any Race)

Year Cuban Applicants Cuban Accepted Mexican American Applicants Mexican American Accepted Puerto Rican Applicants Puerto Rican Accepted Other Hispanic Applicants Other Hispanic Accepted U.S. Hispanic Applicants U.S. Hispanic Accepted
2002-03 182 90 798 410 683 353 909 404 2,443 1,193
2003-04 195 94 869 395 577 319 1,013 401 2,490 1,146
2004-05 192 110 923 443 571 323 1,062 448 2,546 1,242
2005-06 204 122 989 472 593 350 1,111 463 2,713 1,328
2006-07 244 114 1,012 490 619 338 1,023 458 2,779 1,339
2007-08 254 119 1,093 487 688 336 1,083 456 3,003 1,347
2008-09 294 162 1,058 508 739 371 1,132 495 3,086 1,469
2009-10 300 146 1,030 488 750 385 1,120 510 3,060 1,468
2010-11 328 145 791 432 789 420 1,514 682 3,271 1,611
2011-12 375 189 888 472 761 404 1,614 710 3,459 1,701
2012-13 387 186 910 469 829 412 1,757 801 3,701 1,782
* U.S. Non-Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic totals are unduplicated totals and may not be equal to the sum of their subcategories.
† Total includes students whose citizenship and/or race or Hispanic ethnicity could not be determined.

Note: Data from 2002–03 through 2012–13 reflect the results of the separate race and ethnicity questions allowing multiple responses, used by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Starting in 2013–14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self–identify – see Table 4. The change in methodology means that data cannot be reported in Tables 3A, 3B and 3C for 2013–14 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2002–03 through 2012–13 derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.
Source: AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Archived 11/2013

 

 

Table 3C. U.S. Medical School Applicants and Accepted Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 2002-03 Through 2012-13 (Non U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Applicants)

Year Non U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Applicants Non U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Accepted Total Applicants Total Accepted
2002-03 943 274 33,624 17,592
2003-04 959 264 34,791 17,542
2004-05 1,026 272 35,735 17,662
2005-06 1,204 328 37,372 17,986
2006-07 1,477 363 39,108 18,418
2007-08 1,810 406 42,315 18,858
2008-09 1,801 391 42,231 19,135
2009-10 1,639 336 42,268 19,331
2010-11 1,706 379 42,741 19,641
2011-12 1,647 310 43,919 20,176
2012-13 1,713 363 45,266 20,479
* U.S. Non-Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic totals are unduplicated totals and may not be equal to the sum of their subcategories.
† Total includes students whose citizenship and/or race or Hispanic ethnicity could not be determined.

Note: Data from 2002–03 through 2012–13 reflect the results of the separate race and ethnicity questions allowing multiple responses, used by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Starting in 2013–14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self–identify – see Table 4. The change in methodology means that data cannot be reported in Tables 3A, 3B and 3C for 2013–14 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2002–03 through 2012–13 derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.
Source: AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Archived 11/2013

 

 

Table 4. U.S. Medical School Applicants and Accepted Applicants by Self–Identified Race and Ethnicity

  Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish Origin American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black or African American Native Hawaiian or OPI* White Other Unknown Non U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Total
Year Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted Apps Accepted
2013-14 3999 1885 425 184 9793 4339 3865 1451 165 66 25729 11992 2118 755 3299 1461 1777 346 48014 21070
2014-15 4386 1933 449 221 10415 4490 3990 1466 177 74 26800 12352 2276 780 2698 1218 1901 409 49480 21355
* OPI = Other Pacific Islander

Note: Starting in 2013-14, the methodology for acquiring race and ethnicity information in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) was updated. Rather than one question asking an applicant's Hispanic origin and a second question asking an applicant's race, the Hispanic origin and race categories are now listed together under one question about how applicants self-identify. This question allows multiple responses. Additionally, a new response option, "Other", was added. The change in methodology means that data collected in 2013-14 and beyond is not directly comparable to prior years. If an individual selects multiple race and ethnicity categories, all responses are counted in each of the corresponding categories. Therefore, the sum of the categories may be greater than the total number of applicants and accepted applicants. Data from 2013-14 on derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS as of 12/2014.

Source: AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Updated 1/2015

 

 

Table 5. U.S. Medical Students First–Year Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, 1968–69 to 2002–03

Year Black/African American Number Black/African American % Total First-Year Native American* Number Native American* % Total First-Year Mexican American/
ChicanoMexican American/
Chicano Number
Mexican American/
ChicanoMexican American/
Chicano Pct of Total First-Year
Mainland
Puerto Rican Number
Mainland
Puerto Rican % Total First-Year
Commonwealth
Puerto Rican Number
Commonwealth
Puerto Rican % Total First-Year
Other Hispanic Number Other Hispanic & Total First-Year White Number White % Total First-Year Asian/Pacific Islander Number Asian/Pacific Islander % Total First-Year Unknown  Number† Unknown % Total First-Year† Total First-Year Enrollment‡
1968-69 266 2.7% 3 0.0% 20 0.2% 3 0.0% - - - - - - - - - - 9,863
1969-70 440 4.2% 7 0.1% 44 0.4% 10 0.1% - - - - - - - - - - 10,422
1970-71 697 6.1% 11 0.1% 73 0.6% 27 0.2% - - - - - - - - - - 11,348
1971-72 882 7.1% 23 0.2% 118 1.0% 40 0.3% - - - - - - - - - - 12,361
1972-73 957 7.0% 34 0.2% 137 1.0% 44 0.3% - - - - - - - - - - 13,677
1973-74 1,023 7.2% 44 0.3% 174 1.2% 56 0.4% - - - - - - - - - - 14,154
1974-75 1,106 7.5% 71 0.5% 227 1.5% 69 0.5% - - - - - - - - - - 14,763
1975-76 1,036 6.8% 60 0.4% 224 1.5% 71 0.5% - - 461 3.0% 13,156 86% 282 1.8% 5 0.0% 15,295
1976-77 1,040 6.7% 43 0.3% 245 1.6% 72 0.5% - - 195 1.2% 13,383 85.7% 348 2.2% 287 1.8% 15,613
1977-78 1,085 6.7% 51 0.3% 246 1.5% 68 0.4% 144 0.9% 157 1.0% 13,732 85.1% 395 2.4% 258 1.6% 16,136
1978-79 1,061 6.4% 47 0.3% 260 1.6% 75 0.5% 179 1.1% 151 0.9% 14,074 85.3% 452 2.7% 202 1.2% 16,501
1979-80 1,108 6.5% 63 0.4% 290 1.7% 86 0.5% 226 1.3% 188 1.1% 14,259 84.2% 502 3.0% 208 1.2% 16,930
1980-81 1,128 6.6% 67 0.4% 258 1.5% 95 0.6% 241 1.4% 224 1.3% 14,262 83.0% 572 3.3% 339 2.0% 17,186
1981-82 1,196 6.9% 70 0.4% 300 1.7% 105 0.6% 250 1.4% 247 1.4% 14,218 82.3% 765 4.4% 117 0.7% 17,268
1982-83 1,145 6.6% 62 0.4% 305 1.8% 114 0.7% 229 1.3% 278 1.6% 14,085 81.6% 936 5.4% 100 0.6% 17,254
1983-84 1,173 6.8% 75 0.4% 301 1.8% 109 0.6% 235 1.4% 248 1.4% 13,909 81.1% 983 5.7% 117 0.7% 17,150
1984-85 1,148 6.8% 77 0.5% 329 1.9% 118 0.7% 236 1.4% 243 1.4% 13,606 80.0% 1,124 6.6% 116 0.7% 16,997
1985-86 1,117 6.6% 60 0.4% 331 2.0% 136 0.8% 249 1.5% 259 1.5% 13,378 78.9% 1,295 7.6% 138 0.8% 16,963
1986-87 1,174 7.0% 61 0.4% 331 2.0% 111 0.7% 236 1.4% 276 1.6% 12,987 77.2% 1,514 9.0% 129 0.8% 16,819
1987-88 1,221 7.3% 68 0.4% 308 1.8% 116 0.7% 220 1.3% 283 1.7% 12,511 74.9% 1,827 10.9% 159 1.0% 16,713
1988-89 1,210 7.2% 76 0.5% 295 1.7% 128 0.8% 239 1.4% 288 1.7% 12,386 73.4% 2,100 12.4% 147 0.9% 16,868
1989-90 1,221 7.3% 82 0.5% 307 1.8% 139 0.8% 201 1.2% 317 1.9% 12,039 71.8% 2,257 13.5% 193 1.2% 16,756
1990-91 1,263 7.5% 76 0.5% 285 1.7% 120 0.7% 216 1.3% 312 1.8% 11,830 70.1% 2,527 15.0% 247 1.5% 16,876
1991-92 1,304 7.6% 93 0.5% 351 2.1% 128 0.7% 212 1.2% 315 1.8% 11,677 68.4% 2,744 16.1% 247 1.4% 17,071
1992-93 1,425 8.3% 123 0.7% 447 2.6% 126 0.7% 236 1.4% 294 1.7% 11,562 67.7% 2,615 15.3% 251 1.5% 17,079
1993-94 1,489 8.7% 129 0.8% 437 2.6% 106 0.6% 221 1.3% 309 1.8% 11,463 67.0% 2,761 16.1% 206 1.2% 17,121
1994-95 1,519 8.9% 131 0.8% 501 2.9% 137 0.8% 214 1.3% 314 1.8% 11,076 64.8% 2,943 17.2% 250 1.5% 17,085
1995-96 1,528 9.0% 150 0.9% 535 3.1% 127 0.7% 216 1.3% 331 1.9% 10,907 63.9% 3,046 17.9% 218 1.3% 17,058
1996-97 1,423 8.4% 149 0.9% 501 3.0% 150 0.9% 219 1.3% 337 2.0% 10,916 64.5% 3,039 17.9% 201 1.2% 16,935
1997-98 1,351 8.0% 137 0.8% 455 2.7% 113 0.7% 231 1.4% 299 1.8% 10,784 63.9% 3,253 19.3% 103 0.6% 16,867
1997-98§ 1,347 8.0% 138 0.8% 464 2.8% 112 0.7% 234 1.4% 287 1.7% 11,001 65.3% 3,129 18.6% 217 1.3% 16,844
1998-99§ 1,354 8.1% 165 1.0% 453 2.7% 116 0.7% 214 1.3% 319 1.9% 10,846 64.6% 3,182 19.0% 128 0.8% 16,790
1999-00§ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16,856
2000-01 1,243 7.4% 131 0.8% 434 2.6% 52 0.3% 187 1.1% 349 2.1% 10,487 62.8% 3,265 19.6% 551 3.3% 16,699
2001-02 1,301 7.7% 129 0.8% 420 2.5% 38 0.2% 218 1.3% 352 2.1% 10,509 62.3% 3,312 19.6% 596 3.5% 16,875
2002-03|| 1,394 8.2% 194 1.1% 428 2.5% 112 0.7% 231 1.4% 456 2.7% 11,404 67.3% 3,657 21.6% 297 1.8% 16,953
* Beginning in 1997-98 the category "Native American" included American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Prior to that it included only Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
† After 1999-00, Unknown includes foreign students, students with unknown citizenship, and students with unknown race/ethnicity.
‡ Includes new entrants and those repeating the initial year.
§ Data derived from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Part II Questionnaire. The part II was administered in the spring.
|| Counts for 2002-03 may indicate races and ethnicities in combination or alone, thus they do not add to the unduplicated total first-year enrollment.

Note: From 2002-03 until 2012-13, applicants had the option of reporting both their race and ethnicity alone or in combination with some other race or ethnicity - see Tables 6A and 6B. Starting in 2013-14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self-identify - see Table 7. These changes in methodology mean that the data cannot be reported in Table 5 for 2003-04 and beyond that is directly compared to prior years. Races and ethnicities are reported only for U.S. citizens and permanent residents; prior to 1981 only U.S. citizens were included. From 1998-99 forward, Commonwealth and Mainland Puerto Rican status has been calculated based on state of legal residence.

Sources: AAMC Fall Enrollment Questionnaire 1968-69 through 1997-98; LCME Part II Questionnaire 1997-98 through 1999-00; AAMC Data Warehouse: Student, Student Records System 2000-01 forward. Archived 1/2004

 

 

Table 6A. U.S. Medical School First–Year Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, 2003–04 Through 2012–13 (Race Alone or in Combination, Non–Hispanic)

Year American Indian or
Alaska Native
Asian Black/African American Native Hawaiian or OPI U.S.
Non-Hispanic*
2003-04 160 3,515 1,277 37 15,651
2004-05 178 3,491 1,276 36 15,950
2005-06 173 3,730 1,260 42 15,790
2006-07 148 3,666 1,294 61 16,166
2007-08 179 3,981 1,380 64 16,521
2008-09 181 4,032 1,367 64 16,609
2009-10 168 4,206 1,417 66 17,112
2010-11 203 4,315 1,431 61 17,175
2011-12 129 4,442 1,384 52 17,989
2012-13 159 4,658 1,397 53 18,177
* U.S. Non-Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic totals are unduplicated totals and may not be equal to the sum of their subcategories.
† Total includes students whose citizenship and/or race or Hispanic ethnicity could not be determined.

Note: These data include new entrants and those repeating the initial year. They also reflect the results of the separate race and ethnicity questions allowing multiple responses, used by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) from 2002-03 until 2012-13, and are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2002-03 are not presented in this table because less than 50 percent of enrolled students had data from the new separate race and ethnicity questions. Starting in 2013-14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self-identify - see Table 7. The change in methodology means that data cannot be reported in Tables 6A and 6B for 2013-14 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2003-04 through 2012-13 are derived from the AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS) and AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.

Source: AAMC DW: Student, SRS; AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Archived 12/2013

 

 

Table 6B. U.S. Medical School First-Year Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, 2003-04 Through 2012-13 (Hispanic Ethnicities Alone or in Combination, of any Race)

Year Cuban Mexican American Puerto Rican Other
Hispanic
U.S.
Hispanic*
Non U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Total
2003-04 86 397 334 404 1,157 219 17,035
2004-05 108 434 323 432 1,297 230 17,059
2005-06 120 472 348 459 1,320 263 17,376
2006-07 110 505 347 450 1,351 303 17,826
2007-08 115 502 392 454 1,410 356 18,287
2008-09 166 520 366 474 1,458 303 18,370
2009-10 144 499 390 517 1,485 256 18,853
2010-11 148 443 432 660 1,612 295 19,082
2011-12 186 478 417 700 1,707 251 19,947
2012-13 189 481 419 811 1,814 288 20,279
* U.S. Non-Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic totals are unduplicated totals and may not be equal to the sum of their subcategories.

Note: These data include new entrants and those repeating the initial year. They also reflect the results of the separate race and ethnicity questions allowing multiple responses, used by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) from 2002-03 until 2012-13, and are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2002-03 are not presented in this table because less than 50 percent of enrolled students had data from the new separate race and ethnicity questions. Starting in 2013-14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self-identify - see Table 7. The change in methodology means that data cannot be reported in Tables 6A and 6B for 2013-14 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2003-04 through 2012-13 are derived from the AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS) and AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.

Source: AAMC DW: Student, SRS; AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Archived 12/2013

 

 

Table 7. U.S. Medical School First-Year Enrollment by Self-Identified Race and Ethnicity

Year Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish Origin American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black or African American Native Hawaiian or OPI* White Other Unknown Non U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Total
2013-14 1,821 173 4,171 1,396 64 11,426 722 2,098 285 20,803
2014-15 1,929 205 4,430 1,492 73 11,997 769 1,357 322 21,036
* OPI = Other Pacific Islander

Note: These data include new entrants and those repeating the initial year. Starting in 2013-14, the methodology for acquiring race and ethnicity information in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) was updated. Rather than one question asking an applicant's Hispanic origin and a second question asking an applicant's race, the Hispanic origin and race categories are now listed together under one question about how applicants self-identify. This question allows multiple responses. Additionally, a new response option, "Other", was added. The change in methodology means that data collected in 2013-14 and beyond is not directly comparable to prior years. If an individual selects multiple race and ethnicity categories, all responses are counted in each of the corresponding categories. Therefore, the sum of the categories may be greater than the total first-year enrollment. Data from 2013-14 onward derived from the AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS) and AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.

Source: AAMC DW: Student, SRS; AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Updated 1/2015

 

 

Table 8: U.S. Medical School Total Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, 1968-69 Through 2001-02

Year Black/African American Number Enrolled Black/African American Percent of Total Enrollment Black/African American Number Enrolled Black/African American Percent of Total Enrollment Mexican American/
ChicanoMexican American/
Chicano Number Enrolled
Mexican American/
ChicanoMexican American/
Chicano Percent of Total Enrollment
Mainland
Puerto Rican Number Enrolled
Mainland
Puerto Rican Percent of Total Enrollment
Commonwealth
Puerto Rican Number Enrolled
Commonwealth
Puerto Rican Percent of Total Enrollment
Other Hispanic Number Enrolled Other Hispanic Percent of Total Enrollment White Number Enrolled White Percent of Total Enrollment Asian / Pacific Islander Number Enrolled Asian / Pacific Islander Percent of Total Enrollment Unknown† Number Enrolled Unknown† Percent of Total Enrollment Total
1968-69 783 2.2% 9 0.0% 59 0.2% 3 0.0% 35833
1969-70 1042 2.8 18 0 92 0.2 26 0.1 37669
1970-71 1509 3.7 18 0 148 0.4 48 0.1 40487
1971-72 2055 4.7 42 0.1 252 0.6 76 0.2 43650
1972-73 2582 5.5 69 0.1 361 0.8 90 0.2 47366
1973-74 3049 6 97 0.2 496 1 123 0.2 50751
1974-75 3355 6.3 159 0.3 638 1.2 172 0.3 53554
1975-76 3456 6.2 172 0.3 699 1.3 197 0.4 55818
1976-77 3517 6.1 186 0.3 780 1.4 232 0.4 57765
1977-78 3587 6 201 0.3 831 1.4 261 0.4 532 0.9% 426 0.7% 51974 86.6% 1422 2.4% 941 1.6% 60039
1978-79 3537 5.7 202 0.3 882 1.4 277 0.4 617 1 489 0.8 53746 86.4 1592 2.6 873 1.4 62213
1979-80 3627 5.7 212 0.3 964 1.5 283 0.4 700 1.1 567 0.9 54854 86 1777 2.8 998 1.6 63800
1980-81 3708 5.7 221 0.3 951 1.5 329 0.5 798 1.2 683 1 55434 85 1924 3 1218 1.9 65189
1981-82 3884 5.9 229 0.3 1040 1.6 350 0.5 856 1.3 847 1.3 56201 84.8 2518 3.8 646 1 66298
1982-83 3869 5.8 235 0.4 1071 1.6 369 0.6 903 1.4 962 1.4 56032 83.9 2936 4.4 393 0.6 66748
1983-84 3892 5.8 258 0.4 1082 1.6 368 0.5 925 1.4 983 1.5 56167 83.4 3290 4.9 419 0.6 67327
1984-85 3944 5.9 257 0.4 1126 1.7 380 0.6 917 1.4 987 1.5 55232 82.4 3763 5.6 505 0.8 67016
1985-86 3849 5.8 235 0.4 1143 1.7 428 0.6 896 1.3 991 1.5 54335 81.6 4289 6.4 319 0.5 66585
1986-87 3892 5.9 242 0.4 1153 1.7 435 0.7 918 1.4 1015 1.5 53136 80.4 4883 7.4 511 0.8 66125
1987-88 3968 6 233 0.4 1144 1.7 467 0.7 899 1.4 1038 1.6 51728 78.7 5738 8.7 578 0.9 65735
1988-89 3995 6.1 237 0.4 1128 1.7 438 0.7 909 1.4 1091 1.7 50366 77.1 6595 10.1 556 0.9 65300
1989-90 4145 6.4 258 0.4 1087 1.7 452 0.7 817 1.3 1181 1.8 48961 75.3 7489 11.5 756 1.2 65016
1990-91 4241 6.5 277 0.4 1109 1.7 457 0.7 796 1.2 1176 1.8 47893 73.5 8436 12.9 915 1.4 65163
1991-92 4334 6.6 301 0.5 1205 1.8 485 0.7 817 1.2 1138 1.7 47094 71.8 9438 14.4 1003 1.5 65602
1992-93 4514 6.9 353 0.5 1301 2 455 0.7 833 1.3 1199 1.8 45880 69.9 9988 15.2 232 0.4 65591
1993-94 4789 7.2 415 0.6 1423 2.1 444 0.7 859 1.3 1216 1.8 45427 68.6 10525 15.9 245 0.4 66188
1994-95 5092 7.6 465 0.7 1612 2.4 466 0.7 854 1.3 1231 1.8 44976 67.3 11065 16.6 229 0.3 66796
1995-96 5309 7.9 534 0.8 1781 2.7 458 0.7 870 1.3 1253 1.9 44374 66.3 11440 17.1 175 0.3 66932
1996-97 5380 8 563 0.8 1818 2.7 489 0.7 837 1.3 1282 1.9 43880 65.6 11876 17.8 116 0.2 66903
1997-98 5298 7.9 571 0.9 1843 2.8 508 0.8 831 1.2 1266 1.9 43284 64.7 12560 18.8 91 0.1 66879
1998-99 5149 7.7 585 0.9 1813 2.7 485 0.7 819 1.2 1268 1.9 42945 64.6 12741 19.2 99 0.1 66476
1999-00 5033 7.6 566 0.9 1734 2.6 482 0.7 786 1.2 1291 1.9 42609 64.3 12978 19.6 161 0.2 66237
2000-01 4881 7.4 530 0.8 1655 2.5 467 0.7 761 1.2 1307 2 42154 63.9 13264 20.1 264 0.4 65963
2001-02 4746 7.2 527 0.8 1630 2.5 447 0.7 764 1.2 1326 2 41737 63.2 13139 19.9 330 0.5 65989
* Beginning in 1997-98 the category "Native American" included American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Prior to that it included only American Indians and Alaska Natives.
† After 1991-92, Unknown may or may not include foreign and unknown citizenship citizens.

Note: Races and ethnicities are reported only for U.S. citizens and permanent residents; prior to 1981, only U.S. citizens were included. Since 1998-99, Commonwealth and Mainland Puerto Rican status is calculated based on state of legal residence at the time of application to medical school. Starting in 1992-93, data were derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS) section reflecting actively enrolled students as of 10/31 of the enrollment year. Data starting in 1992-93 may be slightly undercounted (less than one percent) due to insufficient enrollment status information. From 2002-03 until 2012-13, applicants had the option of reporting both their race and ethnicity alone or in combination with some other race and ethnicity - see Tables 9A and 9B. Starting in 2013-14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self-identify. These changes in methodology mean that data cannot be reported in Table 8 for 2002-03 and beyond that is directly comparable to earlier years.

Source: AAMC Fall Enrollment Questionnaire, 1968-69 through 1997-98; AAMC DW: Student, SRS 1998-99 forward. Archived 1/2004

 

 

Table 9A: U.S. Medical School Total Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, 2002-03 Through 2012-13 (Race Alone or in Combination, Non-Hispanic)

Year American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black/African American Native Hawaiian or OPI White U.S. Non-Hispanic*
2002-03 498 14,111 5,156 168 43,658 64,098
2003-04 532 14,246 5,166 167 44,017 64,384
2004-05 598 14,457 5,249 175 44,567 64,830
2005-06 653 14,961 5,272 170 45,109 65,344
2006-07 645 15,287 5,287 190 45,826 66,107
2007-08 654 15,828 5,366 207 46,355 67,150
2008-09 628 16,278 5,383 226 46,753 68,287
2009-10 618 16,787 5,490 238 47,135 69,731
2010-11 652 17,338 5,513 239 47,334 70,890
2011-12 626 17,772 5,581 237 47,906 72,203
2012-13 630 18,448 5,628 223 48,610 73,591
* U.S. Non-Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic totals are unduplicated totals and may not be equal to the sum of their subcategories.
† Total includes students whose citizenship and/or race or Hispanic ethnicity could not be determined.

Note: These data reflect the results of the separate race and ethnicity questions allowing multiple responses, used by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) from 2002-03 until 2012-13, and are not directly comparable to prior years. Starting in 2013-14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self-identify. The change in methodology means that data cannot be reported in Tables 9A and 9B for 2013-14 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2002-03 through 2012-13 are derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS); AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.

Source: AAMC DW: Student, SRS; AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Archived 12/2013

 

 

Table 9B. U.S. Medical School Total Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, 2002-03 Through 2012-13 (Hispanic Ethnicities Alone or in Combination, of any Race)

Year Cuban Mexican American Puerto Rican Other
Hispanic
U.S.
Hispanic*
Non U.S. Citizen & Permanent Resident Total
2002-03 83 1,704 1,335 1,483 4,541 1,076 69,715
2003-04 168 1,689 1,338 1,533 4,604 1,112 70,100
2004-05 273 1,693 1,366 1,628 4,760 1,225 70,815
2005-06 386 1,775 1,448 1,746 5,082 1,357 71,783
2006-07 427 1,865 1,472 1,835 5,311 1,480 72,898
2007-08 462 1,928 1,552 1,870 5,534 1,618 74,302
2008-09 526 2,022 1,573 1,952 5,788 1,709 75,784
2009-10 552 2,095 1,571 2,004 5,948 1,704 77,383
2010-11 585 2,049 1,643 2,210 6,209 1,671 78,770
2011-12 659 2,020 1,659 2,444 6,487 1,589 80,279
2012-13 692 2,017 1,742 2,773 6,906 1,560 82,057
* U.S. Non-Hispanic and U.S. Hispanic totals are unduplicated totals and may not be equal to the sum of their subcategories.

Note: These data reflect the results of the separate race and ethnicity questions allowing multiple responses, used by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) from 2002-03 until 2012-13, and are not directly comparable to prior years. Starting in 2013-14, applicants report their race and ethnicity under a single question about how applicants self-identify. The change in methodology means that data cannot be reported in Tables 9A and 9B for 2013-14 and beyond because the data are not directly comparable to prior years. Data from 2002-03 through 2012-13 are derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS); AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File (AAMC DW: AMF), AMCAS.

Source: AAMC DW: Student, SRS; AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS, Archived 12/2013

 

 

Table 10. U.S. Medical School Enrollment by Race, Ethnicity, and Sex, 2013–14 to 2015–16

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Women Total for Women 38896 39837 40634
American Indian or Alaska Native 84 87 95
Asian 8311 8487 8780
Black or African American 3153 3151 3234
Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish Origin 1798 1880 2057
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 38 47 51
White 20575 20831 20824
Other 525 647 766
Multiple Race/Ethnicity 3224 3335 3389
Unknown Race/Ethnicity 430 590 657
Non-U.S. Citizen and Non-Permanent Resident 758 782 781
Men Total for Men 44463 45320 46108
American Indian or Alaska Native 74 94 119
Asian 8780 8843 9088
Black or African American 2011 2112 2271
Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish Origin 1867 2064 2344
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 38 53 59
White 26285 26374 26181
Other 678 802 911
Multiple Race/Ethnicity 3316 3395 3447
Unknown Race/Ethnicity 559 730 823
Non-U.S. Citizen and Non-Permanent Resident 855 853 865
All Total 83359 85157 86746
American Indian or Alaska Native 158 181 214
Asian 17091 17330 17868
Black or African American 5164 5263 5505
Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish Origin 3665 3944 4401
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 76 100 110
White 46860 47205 47007
Other 1203 1449 1677
Multiple Race/Ethnicity 6540 6730 6836
Unknown Race/Ethnicity 989 1320 1482
Non-U.S. Citizen and Non-Permanent Resident 1613 1635 1646
The table displays the racial and ethnic characteristics of enrolled students in U.S. medical schools from 2013-2014 through 2015-2016.I6 Enrollment includes the number of students in medical school, including students on a leave of absence, on October 31 of each year shown. Enrollment does not include students with graduated, dismissed, withdrawn, deceased, never enrolled, completed fifth pathway, did not complete fifth pathway, or degree revoked statuses.The "Multiple Race/Ethnicity" category includes those who selected more than one race/ethnicity response.

Note: In 2013-2014, the methodology for acquiring race/ethnicity information was updated. Rather than one question asking an applicant's Hispanic origin and a second question asking the applicant's race, the Hispanic origin and race response options are now listed together under a single question about how applicants self-identify. Applicants could select multiple response options. The “Non-U.S. Citizen and Non-Permanent Resident” category may include students with unknown citizenship.

 

 

Table 11. U.S. Medical Schools Graduates by Race and Ethnicity, 1971–72 to 2013–14

Year Total Graduates Cuban Number of Graduates Cuban Percent of Total Graduates Mexican American/ Chicano Number of Graduates Mexican American/ Chicano Percent of Total Graduates Puerto Rican* Number of Graduates Puerto Rican* Percent of Total Graduates Mainland Puerto Rican* Number of Graduates Mainland Puerto Rican* Percent of Total Graduates Commonwealth* Puerto Rican Number of Graduates Commonwealth* Puerto Rican Percent of Total Graduates Other Hispanic Number of Graduates Other Hispanic Percent of Total Graduates American Indian or Alaska Native§ Number of Graduates American Indian or Alaska Native§ Percent of Total Graduates Asian Number of Graduates Asian Percent of Total Graduates Black/African American Number of Graduates Black/African American Percent of Total Graduates Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Number of Graduates Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Percent of Total Graduates White Number of Graduates White Percent of Total Graduates Unknown/No Race Response|| Number of Graduates Unknown/No Race Response|| Percent of Total Graduates
1971-72 9,558 19 0.2% 14 0.1% 2 0.0% 229 2.4%
1972-73 10,396 40 0.4 9 0.1 8 0.1 340 3.3
1973-74 11,365 80 0.7 17 0.1 3 0.0 511 4.5
1974-75 12,716 110 0.9 28 0.2 22 0.2 638 5.0
1975-76 13,634 130 1.0 29 0.2 31 0.2 743 5.4
1976-77 13,614 146 1.1 38 0.3 29 0.2 752 5.5
1977-78 14,391 166 1.2 62 0.4 46 0.3 791 5.5
1978-79 14,784 191 1.3 62 0.4 123 0.8% 69 0.5% 49 0.3 378 2.6% 760 5.1 12,628 85.4% 524 3.5%
1979-80 15,113 192 1.3 73 0.5 116 0.8 81 0.5 33 0.2 412 2.7 768 5.1 12,788 84.6 650 4.3
1980-81 15,632 201 1.3 76 0.5 150 1.0 103 0.7 43 0.3 456 2.9 766 4.9 13,201 84.4 636 4.1
1981-82 16,012 225 1.4 74 0.5 145 0.9 166 1.0 45 0.3 528 3.3 763 4.8 13,826 86.3 240 1.5
1982-83 15,802 228 1.4 75 0.5 211 1.3 205 1.3 45 0.3 594 3.8 883 5.6 13,504 85.5 57 0.4
1983-84 16,343 220 1.3 94 0.6 208 1.3 241 1.5 59 0.4 679 4.2 818 5.0 14,004 85.7 20 0.1
1984-85 16,318 242 1.5 89 0.5 229 1.4 247 1.5 65 0.4 750 4.6 828 5.1 13,788 84.5 80 0.5
1985-86 16,117 233 1.4 89 0.6 200 1.2 269 1.7 49 0.3 909 5.6 824 5.1 13,413 83.2 131 0.8
1986-87 15,830 226 1.4 81 0.5 208 1.3 250 1.6 63 0.4 947 6.0 820 5.2 13,144 83.0 91 0.6
1987-88 15,919 241 1.5 112 0.7 224 1.4 248 1.6 58 0.4 1,119 7.0 850 5.3 13,002 81.7 65 0.4
1988-89 15,630 245 1.6 124 0.8 232 1.5 255 1.6 57 0.4 1,241 7.9 821 5.3 12,606 80.7 49 0.3
1989-90 15,398 249 1.6 93 0.6 211 1.4 266 1.7 52 0.3 1,433 9.3 874 5.7 12,075 78.4 145 0.9
1990-91 15,427 261 1.7 101 0.7 190 1.2 280 1.8 46 0.3 1,687 10.9 918 6.0 11,792 76.4 152 1.0
1991-92 15,356 258 1.7 98 0.6 215 1.4 274 1.8 60 0.4 1,885 12.3 817 5.3 11,556 75.3 193 1.3
1992-93 15,474 248 1.6 104 0.7 195 1.3 278 1.8 69 0.4 2,036 13.2 910 5.9 11,427 73.8 30 0.2
1993-94 15,504 244 1.6 104 0.7 214 1.4 295 1.9 68 0.4 2,338 15.1 931 6.0 11,071 71.4 47 0.3
1994-95 15,883 286 1.8 106 0.7 203 1.3 291 1.8 61 0.4 2,579 16.2 934 5.9 11,142 70.2 69 0.4
1995-96 15,886 384 2.4 97 0.6 225 1.4 285 1.8 102 0.6 2,544 16.0 1,015 6.4 24 0.2% 10,946 68.9 75 0.5
1996-97 15,890 345 2.2 92 0.6 204 1.3 300 1.9 114 0.7 2,537 16.0 1,114 7.0 32 0.2 10,965 69.0 47 0.3
1997-98 15,958 415 2.6 119 0.7 201 1.3 300 1.9 131 0.8 2,826 17.7 1,192 7.5 33 0.2 10,547 66.1 39 0.2
1998-99 16,003 437 2.7 112 0.7 206 1.3 313 2.0 129 0.8 2,989 18.7 1,165 7.3 44 0.3 10,508 65.7 13 0.1
1999-00 15,718 426 2.7 120 0.8 191 1.2 311 2.0 135 0.9 2,849 18.1 1,116 7.1 42 0.3 10,451 66.5 11 0.1
2000-01* 15,796 376 2.4 283 1.8% 274 1.7 93 0.6 3,049 19.3 1,071 6.8 48 0.3 10,274 65.0 174 1.1
2001-02 15,676 383 2.4 284 1.8 292 1.9 123 0.8 3,042 19.4 1,087 6.9 55 0.4 10,044 64.1 221 1.4
2002-03† 15,531 348 2.2 278 1.8 323 2.1 101 0.7 3,167 20.4 1,011 6.5 33 0.2 9,899 63.7 215 1.4
2003-04 15,829 390 2.5 306 1.9 312 2.0 99 0.6 3,171 20.0 1,032 6.5 28 0.2 10,121 63.9 217 1.4
2004-05 15,760 342 2.2 273 1.7 320 2.0 96 0.6 3,118 19.8 1,044 6.6 46 0.3 10,035 63.7 312 2.0
2005-06‡ 15,927 71 0.4% 360 2.3 288 1.8 338 2.1 139 0.9 3,231 20.3 1,123 7.1 41 0.3 10,029 63.0 306 1.9
2006-07 16,140 75 0.5 372 2.3 282 1.7 373 2.3 123 0.8 3,300 20.4 1,084 6.7 35 0.2 10,310 63.9 268 1.7
2007-08 16,168 94 0.6 388 2.4 327 2.0 374 2.3 155 1.0 3,324 20.6 1,113 6.9 33 0.2 10,358 64.1 245 1.5
2008-09 16,467 107 0.6 379 2.3 346 2.1 412 2.5 130 0.8 3,481 21.1 1,074 6.5 46 0.3 10,498 63.8 289 1.8
2009-10 16,838 105 0.6 434 2.6 308 1.8 409 2.4 129 0.8 3,505 20.8 1,137 6.8 51 0.3 10,667 63.4 318 1.9
2010-11 17,364 105 0.6 456 2.6 357 2.1 422 2.4 135 0.8 3,767 21.7 1,129 6.5 49 0.3 10,783 62.1 166 1.0
2011-12 17,341 141 0.8 435 2.5 297 1.7 421 2.4 133 0.8 3,721 21.5 1,163 6.7 60 0.3 10,645 61.4 372 2.1
2012-13 18,157 150 0.8 474 2.6 351 1.9 477 2.6 125 0.7 3,884 21.4 1,144 6.3 58 0.3 11,090 61.1 513 2.8
2013-14 18,078 136 0.8 404 2.2 379 2.1 599 3.3 152 0.8 4,024 22.3 1,186 6.6 54 0.3 10,750 59.5 557 3.1
* From 2000-01, "Puerto Rican" is reported without splitting into Mainland and Commonwealth subcategories.
† From 2002-03, counts may include race and ethnicity responses alone or in combination with other race and ethnicity responses.
‡ From 2005-06, "Cuban" is reported as a separate ethnicity. Prior to 2005-06, Cubans were included in the "Other Hispanic" category.
§ In 1997-98 the category "Native American" was redefined to include American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Prior to 1997-98 and after 2000-01 this category included only Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Native Hawaiian is reported as a separate category starting with 2001-02 data.
|| From 1992-93 through 1999-00, "Unknown" may or may not include foreign persons and those with unknown citizenship.

Note: Race and ethnicity data are reported only for U.S. citizens and permanent residents; prior to 1981, only U.S. citizens were included. Percent of Total Graduates may not add to 100 as multiple race and ethnicity responses are permitted. Statistics for 1971-72 through 1981-82 were derived from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Part II Survey. Prior to 1978-79, the LCME Part II only collected race/ethnicity data for the following categories: Afro-American, American Indian, Mexican American, Mainland Puerto Rican, and All Other Students. After 1981-82, statistics are derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Student (AAMC DW: Student), Student Records System (SRS). Data from 2001-02 forward are derived from AAMC DW: Student, SRS; AAMC DW: AMF, American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) as of 12/2014.

Sources: LCME Part II Survey; AAMC DW: Student, SRS; AAMC DW: AMF, AMCAS

 

 

Table 12. U.S. Medical School Women Applicants, Accepted Applicants, and Matriculants, 1960–61 to 2014–15

First-Year Class Applicants (Total) Applicants (Women) Applicants (Women as % Total) Accepted Applicants Accepted Applicants (Women) Accepted Applicants (Women as % Total) Matriculants (Total) Matriculants (Women) Matriculants (Women as % Total)
1960-61 14,397 1,044 7.3% 8,560 600 7.0% 8,069
1961-62 14,331 1,116 7.8 8,682 736 8.5 8,143
1962-63 15,847 1,201 7.6 8,959 717 8.0 8,394
1963-64 17,668 1,432 8.1 9,063 758 8.4 8,565
1964-65 19,168 1,731 9.0 9,043 824 9.1 8,587
1965-66 18,703 1,676 9.0 9,012 799 8.9 8,554 799 9.3%
1966-67 18,250 1,696 9.3 9,123 856 9.4 8,775 856 9.8
1967-68 18,724 1,951 10.4 9,702 984 10.1 9,314 909 9.8
1968-69 21,118 2,097 9.9 10,092 976 9.7 9,740 876 9.0
1969-70 24,465 2,289 9.4 10,547 1,011 9.6 10,269 929 9.0
1970-71 24,987 2,734 10.9 11,500 1,297 11.3 11,169 1,228 11.0
1971-72 29,172 3,737 12.8 12,335 1,685 13.7 12,088 1,653 13.7
1972-73 36,135 5,480 15.2 13,757 2,359 17.1 13,570 2,251 16.6
1973-74 40,494 7,201 17.8 14,334 2,847 19.9 13,770 2,709 19.7
1974-75 42,614 8,709 20.4 15,065 3,391 22.5 14,575 3,262 22.4
1975-76* 42,282 9,590 22.7 15,360 3,642 23.7 14,897 3,511 23.6
1976-77 42,057 10,220 24.3 15,771 3,922 24.9 15,266 3,771 24.7
1977-78 40,560 10,194 25.1 15,980 4,080 25.5 15,492 3,944 25.5
1978-79* 36,626 9,536 26.0 16,526 4,174 25.3 16,054 4,026 25.1
1979-80* 36,135 10,195 28.2 16,886 4,730 28.0 16,311 4,536 27.8
1980-81 36,083 10,657 29.5 17,141 4,948 28.9 16,587 4,757 28.7
1981-82 36,717 11,671 31.8 17,285 5,333 30.9 16,660 5,113 30.7
1982-83 35,719 11,681 32.7 17,294 5,451 31.5 16,567 5,201 31.4
1983-84 35,187 11,957 34.0 17,208 5,632 32.7 16,480 5,366 32.6
1984-85 35,917 12,466 34.7 17,193 5,731 33.3 16,395 5,469 33.4
1985-86 32,885 11,558 35.1 17,225 5,857 34.0 16,268 5,520 33.9
1986-87 31,313 11,263 36.0 17,092 5,933 34.7 16,103 5,574 34.6
1987-88 28,118 10,409 37.0 17,025 6,204 36.4 15,927 5,767 36.2
1988-89 26,702 10,256 38.4 17,102 6,322 37.0 15,969 5,878 36.8
1989-90 26,909 10,544 39.2 16,974 6,453 38.0 15,867 6,025 38.0
1990-91 29,241 11,785 40.3 17,206 6,656 38.7 15,998 6,153 38.5
1991-92 33,296 13,699 41.1 17,435 6,943 39.8 16,211 6,433 39.7
1992-93 37,402 15,618 41.8 17,465 7,257 41.6 16,289 6,772 41.6
1993-94 42,806 17,957 41.9 17,361 7,288 42.0 16,307 6,851 42.0
1994-95 45,360 18,967 41.8 17,318 7,255 41.9 16,287 6,819 41.9
1995-96 46,586 19,776 42.5 17,356 7,437 42.8 16,252 6,941 42.7
1996-97 46,965 20,028 42.6 17,385 7,439 42.8 16,201 6,918 42.7
1997-98 43,016 18,271 42.5 17,312 7,484 43.2 16,164 6,994 43.3
1998-99 40,995 17,784 43.4 17,373 7,685 44.2 16,170 7,162 44.3
1999-00 38,443 17,395 45.2 17,421 7,966 45.7 16,221 7,412 45.7
2000-01 37,088 17,273 46.6 17,535 8,027 45.8 16,301 7,472 45.8
2001-02 34,860 16,718 48.0 17,454 8,294 47.5 16,365 7,784 47.6
2002-03 33,623 16,556 49.2 17,592 8,631 49.1 16,488 8,113 49.2
2003-04 34,791 17,672 50.8 17,542 8,732 49.8 16,541 8,212 49.6
2004-05 35,735 18,018 50.4 17,662 8,768 49.6 16,648 8,235 49.5
2005-06 37,372 18,625 49.8 17,986 8,765 48.7 17,003 8,239 48.5
2006-07 39,108 19,293 49.3 18,418 8,943 48.6 17,361 8,438 48.6
2007-08 42,315 20,735 49.0 18,858 9,107 48.3 17,759 8,582 48.3
2008-09* 42,231 20,360 48.2 19,135 9,181 48.0 18,036 8,614 47.8
2009-10* 42,268 20,252 47.9 19,331 9,264 47.9 18,390 8,817 47.9
2010-11* 42,741 20,207 47.3 19,641 9,237 47.0 18,665 8,756 46.9
2011-12* 43,919 20,780 47.3 20,176 9,495 47.1 19,230 9,037 47.0
2012-13* 45,266 20,922 46.2 20,479 9,514 46.5 19,517 9,064 46.4
2013-14 48,014 22,250 46.3 21,070 9,977 47.4 20,055 9,467 47.2
2014-15 49,480 23,019 46.5 21,355 10,194 47.7 20,343 9,718 47.8
* Totals include less than one percent for whom gender information was not available.

Sources: Data from 1960-61 through 1968-69 derived from the education issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association. From 1970-71 through 1972-73, data derived from Final National Admission Action Summaries. Data from 1973-74 forward derived from AAMC Data Warehouse: Applicant Matriculant File, American Medical College Application Service, as of 12/2014.

Contact: AAMC Data Request, datarequest@aamcdiversityfactsandfigures2016.orgaamc.org