More than a third of all residents of the Austin community college system are licensed to practice medicine, the Austin Community College System said Wednesday.
The figures show that more than 20 percent of students have been licensed since last year.
The system has received more than 4,500 applications from students and staff, including more than 300 applications from residents of Austin who are licensed.
Those are the most of any other community college district in Texas, according to the system’s annual report.
A total of 1,817 residents are licensed, and the number is expected to continue to grow as the number of residents grows.
The report was prepared by the Austin Public Policy Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group that focuses on public policy issues affecting the city.
The community college also received more applications for licenses than any other district in the state.
The Austin Community Center, located at 10th and Mabry streets, is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
In the report, the district said it is reviewing about 8,000 applications.
In addition, the system received applications from about 9,000 students, staff, faculty, and other residents.
It said it received more applicants in the fall, and plans to receive more applications this year.