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Doctor’s Degree in Medicine

19,720 Yearly Graduations
$55,600 Median Salary
$174,600 Median Debt
There are 147 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in medicine. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of medicine graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Medicine Majors

In 2018-2019, 19,720 doctor's degree were awarded to medicine majors. This earns it the #2 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in medicine at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 19,720

Earnings of Medicine Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in medicine is $55,600. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $54,000 to a high of $56,850.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in medicine is $174,600. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $204,598 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $139,618.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $2,034.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in medicine. About 51.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10,240
Women 9,480
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Medicine

The racial-ethnic distribution of medicine doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,036
Black or African American 1,233
Hispanic or Latino 1,720
White 10,529
International Students 245
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,957
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Medicine Doctor's Degree Students

There are 147 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in medicine. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
347 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for medicine students seekinga doctor's degree is Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Each year, around 49,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 347 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from Rutgers New Brunswick. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

318 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 318 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from IUPUI. Of these students, 46% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

298 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 30,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 298 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from UIC. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#4

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
272 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 27,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

The medicine program at Wayne State University awarded 272 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 39% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
270 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Thomas Jefferson University. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 270 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from Thomas Jefferson University. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
257 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 42,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

The medicine program at University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded 257 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 53% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

253 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 253 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from UW Seattle. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#8

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
246 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in medicine. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,892 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,504 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 246 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from Augusta University. Of these students, 51% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
243 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Drexel University. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 243 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from Drexel. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

243 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in medicine. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,729 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 243 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from UTHealth. Of these students, 43% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

237 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas Medical Branch comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,454 per year.

The medicine program at The University of Texas Medical Branch awarded 237 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#12

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
229 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 229 doctor's degree were handed out to medicine majors at UMN Twin Cities. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#12

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
229 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Medical College of Wisconsin comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. The medicine program at Medical College of Wisconsin awarded 229 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#14

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
210 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Virginia Commonwealth University. Each year, around 30,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 210 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from VCU. About 43% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

210 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,114 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 210 doctor's degree were handed out to medicine majors at UT Health San Antonio. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

204 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Case Western Reserve University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,524 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 204 people received their doctor's degree in medicine from Case Western. Of these students, 53% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
203 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kansas is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

The medicine program at University of Kansas awarded 203 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 46% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

201 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 201 doctor's degree were handed out to medicine majors at UT Southwestern. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#19

New York Medical College

Valhalla, New York
200 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Medical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The medicine program at New York Medical College awarded 200 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, New York
200 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Downstate Medical Center comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in medicine. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 doctor's degree were handed out to medicine majors at Downstate Medical Center. About 43% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to medicine that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15,507
Rehabilitation Professions 13,537
Nursing 8,781
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,374

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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