Price doesn't necessarily mean quality, and apparently it's really not true for private medical schools as few of the most expensive were ranked in the top 10 best.
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Price doesn’t necessarily mean quality, but when you’re talking about something as expensive and time-consuming as medical school, one would hope the two would be more connected. However, according to , of the most expensive private medical schools only three show up in the top 10 for research schools. None of them rank in the top 10 for primary care schools.
It seems that public medical schools are giving students the most bang for their buck.
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Not only do most of the priciest schools not rank in the top 10, but for primary care schools they can rank as high as in the 80s.
reported that the average debt load for students who attend private medical schools is roughly $10,000 more than the debt from students who attended public schools. Students who attend public schools in their state often find that their tuition is far cheaper. However, the same cannot be said for out-of-state students.
Tuition at public schools for out-of-state students is a different matter. While the average cost of tuition and fees for private schools in the 2011-2012 schools year was $45,870, for out-of-state students at public schools the average was even more at $50, 396.
For instance, at the University of Washington — ranked number one for primary care schools — tuition for in-state students was $25,320. But for out-of-state students the tuition was $54,300. That’s an increase of 114%! It also means that for out-of-state students, the University of Washington is more expensive than all but Tufts University. And that doesn’t even include fees, which at some colleges can mean a couple thousand more.
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