Although many students dream of attending medical school and pursuing a career in the medical field, the cost of this education can be prohibitive. Many students graduate with a significant debt load. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 75% of 2017 graduates took out student loans to pay for med school.
U.S. News has released their list of the top 10 private medical schools with the lowest tuition and fees for 2017-2018. Baylor College of Medicine in TX and the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Florida offer discounts to in-state students. Costs shown for theses schools are for out-of-state students.
Eight of the 10 private med schools with the least tuition and fees have ranks in the bottom quarter of the 2019 Best Medical School for Research. Schools which did not meet standards required by U.S. News to be numerically ranked were not included in this report.
Here are the top 10 least expensive private medical schools.
|School (State)||Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||U.S. News Research Rank||U.S. News Primary Care Rank|
|Baylor College of Medicine (TX)||$32,823||16||5 (tie)|
|Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (PA)||$33,700||RNP*||85 (tie)|
|William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MS)||$39,800||RNP||RNP|
|University of Miami Miller (FL)||$45,592||50 (tie)||79 (tie)|
|University of Pikeville (KY)||$44,265||RNP||85 (tie)|
|Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia, Carolinas and Auburn||$44.700||RNP||RNP|
|Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine||$45,500||RNP||RNP|
|Howard University (DC)||$48,104||RNP||RNP|
|Des Moines University (IA)||$48,499||RNP||RNP|
|Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk) (TN)||$48,850||RNP||93 (tie)|
*RNP designates a school that is ranked in the bottom quarter of all rank-eligible allopathic and osteopathic institutions. The school has a rank computed by U.S. News, but it is not announced.
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