Applicants, Enrollees and Graduates

Click on the links below for information on applicants, enrollees and graduates for predoctoral, allied dental and advanced dental education. Data includes historical trends on applications, enrollment and demographics.

Trends and demographics on predoctoral applicants, enrollees and graduates for U.S. dental schools.

 

▶ Journal of Dental Education (JDE) Articles

▶ ADEA Reports

▶ Applicant and Enrollee Trends

  • U.S. Dental School Applicants and First-time, First-year Enrollees, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • U.S. Applicant/First-time, First-year Enrollee Ratio, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • Percent of Applicants Enrolled at U.S. Dental Schools, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!

Grade Point Average
  • Mean Grade Point Average (GPA) of Applicants to U.S. Dental Schools, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • Mean Grade Point Average (GPA) of First-time, First-year Enrollees at U.S. Dental Schools, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • Percent of U.S. Dental School Applicants and First-time, First-year Enrollees by Dental Admission Test (DAT) Score Ranges, 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!

Dental Admission Test (DAT)
  • Mean Dental Admission Test (DAT) Scores for Applicants to U.S. Dental Schools, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • Mean Dental Admission Test (DAT) Scores for First-time, First-year Enrollees at U.S. Dental Schools, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • Percent of U.S. Dental School Applicants and First-time, First-year Enrollees by Dental Admission Test (DAT) Score Ranges, 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!

Geographic Distribution
  • Number of Applicants, Applications and First-time, First-year Enrollees at U.S. Dental Schools by State of Legal Residence at time of Application, 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!


▶ Applicant and Enrollee Demographics


Gender
  • U.S. Dental School Applicants and First-time, First-year Enrollees by Gender, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!

Race and Ethnicity
  • U.S. Dental School Applicants by Race and Ethnicity, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • U.S. Dental School Applicants and First-time, First-year Enrollees by Historically Underrepresented Race/Ethnicity (HURE) and Non-HURE Status, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • Historically Underrepresented Race/Ethnicity (HURE) Applicants and First-time, First-year Enrollees at U.S. Dental Schools, 1990 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!
  • U.S. Dental School First-time, First-year Enrollees by Race and Ethnicity, 2000 to 2020,  Interactive Graph NEW!

▶ Graduates

 

Trends and demographics on allied dental education applicants, enrollees, and graduates.

▶ Applicant and Enrollee Trends

  • First-Year Enrollment in Allied Dental Education Programs, 1970-71 to 2016-17, Graph, Table
  • Applications and Acceptances - Dental Assisting Programs, 2002-03 to 2016-17, Graph
  • Applications and Acceptances - Dental Hygiene Programs, 2002-03 to 2016-17, Graph
  • Applications and Acceptances - Dental Laboratory Programs, 2002-03 to 2016-17, Graph

▶ Enrollment and Demographics

  • Dental Hygiene Total Enrollment by Gender, 2001-02 to 2016-17, Graph, Table
  • Dental Assisting Total Enrollment by Gender, 2001-02 to 2016-17, Graph, Table
  • Dental Laboratory Technology Total Enrollment by Gender, 2001-02 to 2016-17, Graph, Table
  • Dental Hygiene Total Enrollment by Race, 2001-02 to 2016-17, Table
  • Dental Assisting Total Enrollment by Race, 2001-02 to 2016-17, Table
  • Dental Laboratory Technology Total Enrollment by Race, 2001-02 to 2016-17, Table

▶ Graduates

  • Allied Dental Graduates, 1990-2016, Graph
  • Dental Assisting Graduates, 1990-2016, Graph
  • Dental Hygiene Graduates, 1990-2016, Graph
  • Dental Laboratory Technology Graduates, 1990-2016, Graph

Trends and demographics on advanced dental education enrollment and graduates. 

▶ Enrollee Trends

  • U.S. Advanced Dental Education First-Year Enrollment, 1976-2011, Tables
  • Total and Women Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs, 1995-2012, Tables
  • First-Year Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs, 2010-12, Table
  • U.S. Advanced Dental Education Enrollment Trends by Gender 1983-1984 to 2010-12, Table
  • Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs, 2010-11 by Race and Ethnicity, Graph
  • Total Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs in 2010-11 by Race and Ethnicity, Graph

▶ Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total and Women Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs, 1995-2012, Tables
  • U.S. Advanced Dental Education Enrollment by Gender 1983-1984 to 2010-12, Table
  • Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs, 2010-11 by Race and Ethnicity, Graph
  • Total Non-White Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs by Type of Sponsoring Institution, 2006-11, Graph
  • Total Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs in 2010-11, by Race and Ethnicity, Graph

▶ Graduates

  • Comparison of Predoctoral Dental School Graduates with First-Year Enrollment in Advanced Dental Education Programs, 2000 to 2011, Graph
  • Graduates of Advanced Dental Education Programs, 2010-11, Graph