UTRGV SoM earns praise for affordability

July 12, 2018

EDINBURG — In yet another achievement, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is among the top three institutions offering the lowest out-of-state tuition in a recent ranking released by the magazine U.S. News and World Report.

UTRGV’s school of medicine, in its infancy, landed as the third-most affordable public institution for out-of-state students with a tuition rate of $31,398, more than the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at $31,194 and the University of Central Florida at $31,063.

U.S. News and World Report published the data reported via a survey of 69 public institutions, of which the average out-of-state tuition is about $58,000, with most institutions costing more than $55,000. The average for private institutions is at $54,877.

The report does emphasize, however, that the UTRGV School of Medicine fell in the bottom fourth in their 2019 Best Medical Schools for Research and the 2019 Best Medical Schools for Primary Care.

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