Medical Schools with the Lowest Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at medical schools is usually higher than the costs for regular undergraduate and graduate programs. Students may be supported by federal, state, and/or institutional scholarship program, but still the tuition and other costs are important consideration when choosing medical schools to apply and enroll.
For the academic year 2023-2024, the average tuition fees at public medical schools is $39,216 for state residents and $61,203 for out-of-state. In private medical schools, the average tuition & fees is $65,416. The average living costs including room & boards, books, and other personal expenses is $27,778. With the living expenses, the medical school cost of attendance (COA) is $93,194 based on private school rate.
Among medical schools in United States, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine has the lowest tuition & fees of $65,206. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine follow it with $25,295 and $33,711 respectively. It is based on out-of-state rate and exclude medical schools in Puerto Rico.
The following table lists the top 25 medical schools having the lowest tuition & fees. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
RankSchoolTuition & FeesLiving CostsAcceptance RateMCAT ScoreGPAEnrollment
1 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PublicHershey, PA
2 The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
PublicGreenville, NC
3 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
PublicEdinburg, TX
4 Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
PublicBryan, TX
5 UTHealth John P. and Katherine G. McGovern Medical School
PublicHouston, TX
6 Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
PublicAustin, TX
7 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
PublicLubbock, TX
8 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
PublicDallas, TX
9 University of Mississippi School of Medicine
PublicJackson, MS
10 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
PublicEl Paso, TX
11 University of Houston College of Medicine
PublicHouston, TX
12 The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine
PublicTyler, TX
13 UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
PublicSan Antonio, TX
14 The University of Texas Medical Branch
PublicGalveston, TX
15 Baylor College of Medicine
PrivateHouston, TX
16 Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
PublicSpringfield, IL
17 Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
PublicSpokane, WA
18 Mercer University School of Medicine
PrivateMacon, GA
19 Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
PublicCharleston, SC
20 University of New Mexico School of Medicine
PublicAlbuquerque, NM
21 University of Florida College of Medicine
PublicGainesville, FL
22 East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
PublicJohnson City, TN
23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Carle Illinois College of Medicine
PublicUrbana, IL
24 University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
PrivateMiami, FL
25 University of South Florida College of Medicine
PublicTampa, FL