UNR School of Medicine ranks among most affordable medical schools
July 12, 2017
Student Loan Hero researchers assessed three factors when determining the list: annual tuition costs, average indebtedness at graduation, and the percentage of borrowers receiving institutional aid. On average, aspiring medical students can expect to accrue more than $160,000 in medical school debt, while UNR Med students pay nearly $30,000 less due to low tuition rates and ample financial aid opportunities. Here's how UNR Med compares:
- Annual tuition (in-state): $39,116
- Average medical school debt: $164,776
- Students receiving institutional aid: 52 percent
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
- Annual tuition (in-state): $26,114
- Average medical school debt: $135,788
- Students receiving institutional aid: 84 percent
Of the top 12 schools on the list, UNR Med out-ranks eight in students receiving institutional aid, three in annual in-state tuition and two in average medical school debt.
What's more, as a community-based, research-intensive institution, UNR Med students receive unique opportunities for hands-on training and cutting-edge research, providing an invaluable medical school experience at a fraction of the cost. The school fosters a strong, collaborative environment for students and faculty and houses some of the nation's most widely cited, heavily-funded investigators.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school that has served Nevada for more than 48 years as its first public medical school.