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Osteopathic Medical College Diversity in AACOMAS Applicants who Matriculated

As of 2015, the number and proportion of underrepresented minority* (URM) applicants and first year enrollees to colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) is increasing. Even though more URMs are applying to COMs**, total URM enrollment remains stagnant. In addition, the proportion of URM applicants to matriculants continues to remain lower than their non-URM counterparts.


*Underrepresented minorities (URM) includes Hispanic/Latino ethnicity, Black/African American, Native American/Alaska Native and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. 
**AACOMAS is the centralized online application portal for prospective students to apply for admission to U.S. osteopathic medical colleges.  Learn more.

Percent AACOMAS Applicants who Matriculated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender

This graph displays the percentage of URM males and females along with non-URM males and females who applied through AACOM’s Application Service (AACOMAS) and matriculated to an osteopathic medical school, as opposed to those who applied but did not matriculate.   

Percent AACOMAS Applicants who Matriculated by Race-Ethnicity and Gender

  • The proportion of female underrepresented minorities who applied and matriculated to an osteopathic medical school decreased by 0.3 percent—from 21.8 percent in 2009-10 to 21.5 percent in 2014-15.
  • The proportion of male underrepresented minorities who applied and matriculated to an osteopathic medical school decreased by 2.1 percent—from 27.3 percent in 2009-10 to 25.2 percent in 2014-15.


Percent AACOMAS Applicants who Matriculated - Female 

This graph displays the percentage of males and females who applied through AACOM’s Application Service (AACOMAS) and matriculated to an osteopathic medical school, as opposed to those who applied but did not matriculate.

Percent AACOMAS Applicants that Matriculated - Female


Percent AACOMAS Applicants who Matriculated - Underrepresented Minorities

This graph displays the percentage of URM and non-URM who applied through AACOM’s Application Service (AACOMAS) and matriculated to an osteopathic medical school, as opposed to those who applied but did not matriculate.   

Percent AACOMAS Applicants who Matriculated - Underrepresented Minorities



Total Enrollment - Female and Underrepresented Minorities

Total Enrollment - Female and Underrepresented Minority Enrollment