Number of dental school applicants by race, ethnicity over the past 5 years

The American Dental Education Association provides data on the demographics of applicants and first-time, first-year dental students.

Here is the total number of applicants for the past five years broken down by race and ethnicity:

2020: 10,965
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 22
Black or African American: 755
Hispanic or Latino: 1,204
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 11
Asian: 2,561
White: 5,115

2019: 11,148
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 16
Black or African American: 717
Hispanic or Latino: 1,194
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 12
Asian: 2,568
White: 5,265

2018: 11,298
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 23
Black or African American: 714
Hispanic or Latino: 1,213
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 12
Asian: 2,694
White: 5,237

2017: 11,873
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 42
Black or African American: 730
Hispanic or Latino: 1,112
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 9
Asian: 2,916
White: 5,575

2016: 12,058
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 29
Black or African American: 694
Hispanic or Latino: 1,098
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 16
Asian: 2,951
White: 5,752

2015: 11,789
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 29
Black or African American: 652
Hispanic or Latino: 1,107
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 15
Asian: 2,848
White: 5,848

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