Table 1.

Comparison of first- and fourth-year survey respondents (2004 graduating class) to respondents from the ADEA national survey of 2004 dental school seniors (percentages)

First-Year SurveyFourth-Year SurveyADEA 2004
*Non-white=Year 1: Native American or Alaska Native (1.2 percent), Asian or Pacific Islander (19.8 percent), Black/African American (5.1 percent), Hispanic or Latino (3 percent), and Other (4.9 percent). Year 4: Native American or Alaska Native (0 percent), Asian or Pacific Islander (12.2 percent), Black/African American (7.0 percent), Hispanic or Latino (1.7 percent), and Other (2.3 percent).
N/A=not applicable; not asked on the survey in question.
†Public schools only.
Female40.542.341.7
Non-White*3423.335.7
Mothers with at Least Some College71N/A68.5
Fathers with at Least Some College82N/A76.7
Debt ≥$100,000N/A40.659.2†
Females, Applied PostgradN/A45.141.7
Males, Applied PostgradN/A33.336.4