US News ranks 10 least-expensive private medical schools in 2016

Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine and the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic School of Medicine were among the top 10 least-expensive private medical schools in 2016, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Researchers analyzed the annual expenses medical school students paid during the 2016-2017 school year. On average, students attending the 10 ranked, least-expensive private medical schools paid roughly $43,700 annually compared to the average amount of $53,900 for private medical schools overall. Six of the 10 schools on the list were ranked in the bottom one-fourth of the national medical school rankings.

Here are the 10 ranked, least-expensive private medical schools with the lowest tuition and fees for 2016. The prices listed are the amounts paid by out-of-state students. Unranked schools were not considered.

  1. Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) — $32,663 per year
  2. Lake Erie (Pa.) College of Osteopathic Medicine — $33,055
  3. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — $42,642
  4. University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine — $42,975
  5. Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia, Carolinas and Auburn (Blacksburg, Va.) — $43,800
  6. Kansas City (Mo.) University of Medicine and Biosciences — $44,595
  7. Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, Tenn.) — $47,880
  8. Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine (Hempstead, N.Y.) — $49,500
  9. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (Rochester, Minn.) — $49,900
  10. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (New York City) — $50,270

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