University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Ranks 13 on Nation’s Top 20 Most Affordable Medical Schools

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RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine ranks 13th in the nation's top 20 most affordable medical schools, according to a study released by USA Today.

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:

National Average

  • 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.


Contact

Julie Ardito
Senior Director, Advancement & Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006
jardito@med.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school that has served Nevada for more than 47 years as its first public medical school. Our vision is a healthy Nevada, supported by our mission: establishing excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, while committing to a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country. For more information, visit: med.unr.edu.