Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a pre-medicine degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 12,463 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

48% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,122 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

25% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,456 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

28% above average compared to other degrees

What do pre-medicine graduates earn?

Pre-medicine students make an average of $71,590 per year after graduation. This is 7% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

24% of pre-medicine graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is high compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 71,590 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 66% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

18% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular pre-medicine schools in the US

There are 214 schools in the US that offer a pre-medicine degree. The pre-medicine schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Boston University, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in pre-medicine per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Boston University$52,082
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005
Harvard University$48,949
Northwestern University$52,678
Baylor University$43,790
University of Virginia-Main Campus$16,853
University of Connecticut$14,880
University of Maryland-College Park$10,399
University of Arizona$11,877

Top US schools for a pre-medicine degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering pre-medicine degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Harvard University5%$48,949
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Northwestern University9%$52,678
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Tufts University15%$54,318
Georgetown University16%$52,300
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
University of Notre Dame19%$51,505
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
Boston University25%$52,082

Cheapest US schools for a pre-medicine degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a pre-medicine degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
San Juan College$1,474
Mesalands Community College$1,812
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez$2,083
Hill College$2,295
Eastern Arizona College$2,550
El Paso Community College$2,746
Western Nebraska Community College$2,760
Itawamba Community College$2,840
Eastern Wyoming College$2,928
Western Wyoming Community College$2,953


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