Most Affordable Private Medical Schools In America

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With medical school debt and student loans lurking at the back of nearly every student’s, resident’s, or physician’s mind, the affordability (or lack thereof) of medical school can be a huge obstacle. You may not be able to afford your top choice of school, even if you were accepted, without incurring some debt.

Medical school debt can follow you around for many years after you graduate. In many cases, it’s worth it to consider more affordable institutions where you will still receive a top-notch medical training experience. Below is the US News list of the most affordable private medical schools in the country and the annual tuition from the 2015-16 academic year:

  1. Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
    Tuition: $31,663
  2. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Erie, PA
    Tuition: $32,985
  3. University of Pikeville
    Pikeville, KY
    Tuition: $41,320
  4. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Miami, FL
    Tuition: $42,626
  5. Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
    Tuition: $43,250
  6. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Kansas City, MO
    Tuition: $43,513
  7. Lincoln Memorial University
    Cumberland Gap, TN
    Tuition: $46,528
  8. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    New York City, NY
    Tuition: $48,340
  9. Hofstra University
    Hempstead, NY
    Tuition: $48,500
  10. Mayo Medical School
    Rochester, MN
    Tuition: $49,900

The average yearly tuition of all ten most affordable private medical schools is $42,000. In contrast, the medical school with the highest annual tuition, Columbia University, cost $61,485 during the last academic year.

Ariel Jacoby
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