10 medical schools with highest student debt

By the time the average medical student finishes medical school, they have accrued quite a bit of debt. For the average allopathic medical student in 2014, total debt totaled $180,000, while the average osteopathic graduate accrued $200,000 in debt in 2012, according to data published by U.S. News & World Report.

For students at the following universities, their debt is even higher.

Here are the top 10 medical schools where graduates accrued the most debt, ranked by U.S. News & World Report in order of highest average indebtedness of 2013 graduates.

1. Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, Calif.)
2014-2015 annual tuition and fees: $52,255
Average indebtedness: $239,680  

2. West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg)       
2014-2015 tuition and fees: $21,650 (in-state); $51,400 (out-of-state)
Average indebtedness: $236,931       

3. University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Biddeford, Maine)        
Tuition and fees: $52,435     
Average indebtedness: $236,444       

4. Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Tuition and fees: $46,140 (in-state); $50,430 (out-of-state)
Average indebtedness: $224,685       

5. Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)       
Tuition and fees: $55,136     
Average indebtedness: $224,000       

6. Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Parker, Colo.)          
Tuition and fees: $48,578     
Average indebtedness: $222,607       

7. University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (Los Angeles)      
Tuition and fees: $57,091     
Average indebtedness: $219,473       

8. George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)        
Tuition and fees: $54,183     
Average indebtedness: $218,356       

9. New York Medical College (Valhalla)     
Tuition and fees: $54,246     
Average indebtedness: $216,631       

10. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing)
Tuition and fees: $31,349 (in-state); $62,845 (out-of-state)
Average indebtedness: $214,952

 

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