Upward Trends in DO Student Diversity, Enrollment, and Graduates

AACOM Research recently released new reports providing a comprehensive snapshot of first-year enrollment, total enrollment, and graduates of the nation’s osteopathic medical schools.

Using data collected in its Annual Survey, AACOM's latest reports illuminate trends in growth and diversity of DO student enrollment and graduates.


Applications, Enrollment, and Graduates by Osteopathic Medical College 2012-2017 
  • Over 70,000 additional applications were submitted in 2016 compared to 2012
  • More than 1,500 additional first-year matriculants in 2016 (7,575) compared to 2012 (5,986)
  • Total enrollment exceeded 27,000 in 2016—nearly 6,000 more students enrolled in osteopathic medical school across all four years compared to 2012
  • Over 600 more graduates in 2015 compared to 2013
2016-17 Osteopathic Medical College First-Year Enrollment and Total Enrollment by Gender and Race/Ethnicity 
  • In 2016, females represented 44.7 percent of all enrollees and 45.8 percent of first-year enrollees
  • In this same year, underrepresented minorities accounted for 8.5 percent of total enrollment and 8.9 percent of first-year enrollment 
2015-16 Osteopathic Medical College Graduates by Gender and Race/Ethnicity 
  • In 2016 45.7 percent of graduates were female and 7.2 percent were underrepresented minorities 

Get more data and insights by visiting AACOM Latest Reports.