Table 1

First-year URM dental student enrollment in U.S. dental schools, 2000–09, by number and percentage of total

Academic YearBlackHispanicAmerican IndianURM TotalTotal Number of Students
2000–01223 (5.2%)237 (5.5%)30 (0.7%)490 (11.3%)4,327
2001–02264 (6.2%)260 (5.9%)16 (0.4%)540 (12.3%)4,407
2002–03256 (5.8%)246 (5.5%)23 (0.5%)525 (11.8%)4,448
2003–04278 (6.0%)236 (5.1%)22 (0.5%)536 (11.6%)4,618
2004–05267 (5.8%)273 (5.9%)27 (0.6%)567 (12.3%)4,612
2005–06310 (6.6%)282 (6.0%)30 (0.6%)622 (13.3%)4,688
2006–07291 (6.1%)295 (6.2%)31 (0.7%)617 (13.0%)4,733
2007–08279 (5.8%)323 (6.8%)30 (0.6%)632 (13.2%)4,770
2008–09274 (5.6%)283 (5.8%)42 (0.9%)599 (12.2%)4,918
2009–10300 (5.9%)324 (6.4%)23 (0.5%)647 (12.7%)5,089
U.S. population, 201012.9%15.8%1.0%29.7%
  • U.S. Census Bureau category is American Indian and Alaska Native.

  • Sources: Student numbers and percentages based on data from American Dental Association’s Survey of predoctoral dental education institutions. Chicago: American Dental Association, various years. U.S. population percentages are from U.S. Census Bureau’s State and county quick facts. At: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html. Accessed: April 20, 2011.