note: this article explores the GENDER diversity of each Dental School. We explored the ETHNICITY diversity in a previous post.
In 2021, 51.6% of graduates from all U.S. Dental Schools were Female. This was the third straight year that Female graduates outnumbered Male graduates. 39 of the 66 Dental Schools graduated more Females than Males. This included 8 schools with a graduating class that was more than 60% Female (Howard University, University of Colorado, University of Puerto Rico, University of Texas at Houston, University of Pennsylvania, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, and University of Mississippi).
Despite this progress, there were still 9 schools that had NEVER graduated a class with at least as many Female graduates as Male (University of Utah, University of Tennessee, Ohio State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Oregon Health & Science University, Creighton University, Roseman University of Health Sciences, University of Detroit Mercy, and Midwestern University-AZ).
The below table displays the average Female % of each Dental School’s graduating class over the last 12 years (2010 to 2021).