Miller School Again Named Second-Most-Affordable Private Allopathic Medical School
Once again, the Miller School of Medicine has made the top tier of the “Most Affordable Medical Schools’ rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Among private allopathic medical schools, which grant M.D. degrees, the Miller School, at $42,610 for annual costs, is second only to Baylor College of Medicine in the 2016 rankings. When osteopathic medical schools, which grant D.O. degrees, are also included, the Miller School ranks fifth. The average annual cost across all ranked medical schools is $51,000.
“Attending medical school can be very expensive,” said Richard S. Weisman, Pharm.D., professor of pediatrics and Associate Dean for Admissions. “Keeping the cost of tuition and fees reasonable is a priority at the Miller School. By keeping the cost of attendance as low as possible, we hope to attract students who otherwise would not be able to consider us.”
This year’s freshman class of 198 was selected from a pool of 8,368 applicants.
“We are proud that we were able to keep tuition and fees essentially flat from 2004 to 2011, while continuing to provide the excellence in medical education that has garnered national and international attention,” said Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., associate professor of medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. “Since 2011, tuition increases have been modest and due mainly to the loss of state support.
“Our medical student debt, while still higher than we would like, is less than the national average for all schools. Our goal is to continue to provide excellent medical education that prepares our graduates for the ever-changing health care environment at an affordable cost, all the while bringing in more scholarship dollars to curtail overall medical student debts.”