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Most/Least Expensive Medical Schools?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Tic, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Droopy Snoopy

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    What are they for 2008-2009? When I applied back in '04 I believe it was Colorado (OOS) at over $60K. I've heard tuition at Boston, GW, and several of the newer DO schools has become insane as well. By the same token, what are the least expensive? Baylor and MS were both <10K back then.

    If you chose a more expensive school over a cheaper one, or vice versa, how do you feel about that decision now?
     
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    I've heard Tufts is the most expensive COA between 69 and 78k depending on the year. Cleveland Clinic is free now.
     
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    this is just for tuition?? insane! :eek:
     
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    MCG is close to the cheapest.. For in-state students (188/190) the tution is 14,000 (19k after fees and other misc. expenses).

    Colorado now averages the OOS tuition to make it closer to 40k/year (instead of ~70, 20, 20, 20 or whatever it was).
     
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    This isn't the tuition. This is the entire estimated budget. I just checked their website - tuition is $48,386 (without fees and health insurance).
     
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    I didn't choose a more expensive school versus a cheaper on. They chose me in the sense that the medical school I ultimately attended was more expensive than three out of the six schools that accepted me. They awarded me a full-ride tuition scholarship and since they were one of my top choices anyway, I was quite happy.


    Now that I am an attending and those loan payments are due, the $40K total cost for my medical education at less than 2% interest was just fine. Medical school is a distant memory now and having less expense is just wonderful.
     
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    State Dept. of Education-funded schools for in-staters are the way to go when considering cheapest (or rather, high value) education.
     
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    i chose a public school based on value; i think that most public schools, especially in texas, have a lot to offer at a great price. just my 2 cents.

    Example:
    University of Texas at Houston
    Summary of link: Instate tuition: $6,550.00/yr
    Total tuition and fees: $12,127.90/yr
    this includes health insurance, student services, etc.
     
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    Here's a list of all the public, MD granting schools in the country. The list is tuition+fees and for in-state residents

    SCHOOL NAME TUITION & FEES
    East Carolina - Brody 10234
    Puerto Rico 10780
    Texas A & M 11564
    LSU Shreveport 12043
    UT Houston 12128
    UT Southwestern 13515
    Texas Tech 13636
    Mississippi 13646
    UT Galveston 14099
    UT San Antonio 14179
    LSU New Orleans 14618
    North Carolina 14736
    Nevada 16305
    Georgia 16803
    Massachusetts 17450
    New Mexico 17763
    Florida State 18610
    Marshall - Edwards 18708
    U Washington 19122
    Arkansas 19222
    West Virginia 20164
    Arizona 20320
    Alabama 20463
    South Alabama 20790
    Oklahoma 21162
    Tennessee 21469
    Buffalo 21875
    Utah 21934
    South Dakota 21973
    South Florida 22456
    SUNY Upstate 22476
    SUNY Downstate 22665
    Stony Brook 22718
    East Tennessee - Quillen 23187
    North Dakota 24077
    UCLA - Geffen 24173
    UC San Diego 24579
    Nebraska 24809
    Wisconsin 25097
    Hawaii - Burns 25181
    Kansas 25197
    Southern Illinois 25200
    UC San Francisco 25202
    UC Irvine 25795
    Maryland 26421
    South Carolina 26566
    Louisville 26653
    Missouri Columbia 26732
    Kentucky 27240
    UC Davis 27414
    Eastern Virginia 27573
    Iowa - Carver 27729
    Florida 27917
    UMDNJ New Jersey 27934
    MU South Carolina 27966
    Michigan 28005
    Connecticut 28168
    MU Ohio 28253
    UMDNJ - RW Johnson 28419
    Vermont 28470
    Missouri Kansas City 28810
    Colorado 29060
    Cincinnati 29289
    Wright State - Boonshoft 29585
    Virginia Commonwealth 29725
    Ohio State 30283
    Illinois 30366
    Indiana 30541
    Wayne State 30611
    Northeastern Ohio 31209
    Michigan State 31849
    Minnesota Twin Cities 34623
    Virginia 34626
    Penn State 36194
    Oregon 36773
     
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    Here is the total (tuition+fees) for in-state residents at private schools (MD)

    SCHOOL NAME TUITION & FEES
    Baylor 15278
    San Juan Bautista 20242
    Ponce 22767
    Caribe 26720
    Mayo 29800
    Miami-Miller 32045
    Morehouse 32476
    Howard 34081
    Meharry 35106
    MC Wisconsin 35880
    Mercer 37976
    Loma Linda 39122
    Pittsburgh 39486
    Mount Sinai 39610
    Chicago - Pritzker 40497
    Loyola - Stritch 40555
    Wake Forest 40888
    Vanderbilt 41249
    Rochester 41397
    Johns Hopkins 41760
    Dartmouth 42960
    Brown 43022
    Harvard 43223
    Temple 43232
    Emory 43474
    Chicago Med - Franklin 43487
    Northwestern - Feinberg 44287
    Yale 44740
    Einstein 44780
    Rush 44928
    Southern Cal - Keck 45114
    Case Western 45286
    Creighton 45316
    Duke 45549
    Washington U St Louis 45550
    Stanford 45888
    Jefferson 46101
    Georgetown 46154
    New York Medical 46196
    George Washington 46267
    St Louis 46571
    Drexel 46725
    Pennsylvania 46851
    Columbia 47092
    Albany 47143
    Boston 47404
    New York University 47476
    Cornell - Weill 48418
    Tulane 49127
    Tufts 51968
     
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    i had no clue TX was that cheap:eek:
     
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    Are these numbers tuition alone? If so I feel a little better about my schools ~$41k Tuition and admin fees alone...
     
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    I realize this. I stated in my post that it was COA (cost of attendance). This is the more important number to look at, since it represents what your true cost of going there will be. Even if you look at just tuition, I think Tufts is the highest.
     
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    I don't regret going to Texas for a second.

    I have a question... I went to a really expensive private school, but they were always building, improving, spoiling us with events, etc. Does this happen at a private med school? Do you see your money up to good use?
     
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    Glad to hear that, but 98% of us will not enjoy similar circumstances as you. 100% of us will not get the same interest rate, thats for sure. So cost should probably be more of a factor for those choosing schools now than for new attendings who are just out of residency.
     
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    ****ing Texans. Californians get screwed. :(

    VCU costs me $40k/year for tuition.
     
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    i actually didn't realize that texas public schools were that cheap relative to the national average...also you have to take into account cost of living, which i believe is relatively low in texas as well, just another thing to think about...as far as the question about what kind of improvements and uses of money we see i think it is relatively good, remember in texas that ut-houston, ut-sa, ut-sw, and utmb-galveston are all university of texas system schools so i think they have a relatively large budget, for instance at houston they just did a lot of renovations post-hurricane alison several years ago and added a new research building this year; also md-anderson is a ut affiliated institution...but i guess i am biased since i go to a texas school
     
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    Texas is the best state in the country! Oh wait, we are talking about cheapest med schools right?.........hmmmm Texas is the best state for that too! haha
     
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    The budget feels a lot smaller at my school than my private undergrad (and I'm in Texas). Building when you need to is one thing, but rebuilding dorms every 10 years and having 3 or 4 construction projects is another and getting thousands for your new student organization, etc. I just wonder if this spoiling still happens at private medical schools.
     
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    very true, i went to a public undergrad as well so i guess i don't have any other perspective on the issue other than public school...interesting to hear your views...

    just some facts i found...no idea how they relate to other schools (and these numbers are not for just the medical school), but just fyi

    "The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston had an operating budget of $725.3 million with $191.7 million in research expenditures...the health science center further enjoyed $100.0 million in endowments in 2008."
     
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    The reason that Texas medical schools are so cheap is due to the fact that a lot of the oil money from texas is directed into education.
     
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    Interesting numbers. I graduated in 2000 and am now 1 yr into practice. My state school, according to the numbers provided, has more than doubled in cost. Out of state- my first year was about 22k and in-state for final 3 was 12k. Cost is something to consider. I am still paying loans and on 70k or so it is only about 600$ a month (some undergrad to total 70k.) This comes close to what some have to borrow for just a year. In the current and probably future payor climate, huge loans are really going to change your practice choice, location and degree of autonomy. (You may not be able to simply afford "hanging a shingle" but forced into a group or hospital type setting that you don’t desire.) Simply stated, tuition costs may play a role in choices that you make for a work environment in the future.
     
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    Yes. My "work environment" may be out of the country, where creditors cannot follow...

    I wish I had a low-cost alternative, but due to some rather draconian residency policies I had no in-state options. I'm just praying for the collapse of our entire financial system at this point.
     
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    Hah! They let you change from OOS to in-state after your first year? My school basically says that whatever your designation is at matriculation is how you graduate. So I'll be graduating as OOS after living here for four goddamn years.

    That's already pretty much happened. If you're talking about the federal loan programs...if that happened we'd have WAY bigger problems than trying to find out how to pay back $3000/month in loans. We'd most likely be trying to figure out how to adjust all of our diets to better accommodate our new Chinese overlords.
     
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    If I could eat a real chinese diet I would. I spent 2 months there and lost like 15 pounds. The best part was that it was delicious! Also, if you think the states has it bad right now, you haven't seen what the rest of the world is going through. The euro used to be 1.60 to the dollar, now its 1.20. Chinese manufacturing is down enormously, and countries are buying american bonds at 1 to 2 percent interest. With inflation, that basically means that they are keeping there money safe with no profit at all. Even now, everyone knows that the most stable economy is ours.
     

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