US News and World Report has released its list of the most affordable private medical schools, based on current data for tuition and fees. Here are their top 10:
(* RNP stands for “Rank Not Provided.” U.S. News does not publish the rank of schools in the bottom quarter of its top 100 med schools.)
Note: Even though Baylor College of Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine are private schools, they offer discounted tuition for in-state students – the numbers listed above are the out-of-state rates.
As you look at this table, keep in mind a few factors:
1. When you are choosing where to apply, the marginal difference in cost is what you are going to need to weigh as you decide both where to apply, and if you get multiple acceptances, where to accept.
2. The figures above are annual tuitions for the current (2014-15) year. Tuition has this habit of going up every year, and most people complete medical school in four years.
3. Also keep in mind other costs, like the cost of living in a particular part of the country.