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Doctor’s Degree in Osteopathic Medicine

6,700 Yearly Graduations
$53,600 Median Salary
$261,732 Median Debt
There are 34 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of osteopathic medicine graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Osteopathic Medicine Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,700 doctor's degree were awarded to osteopathic medicine majors. This makes it the 6th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 6,700

Earnings of Osteopathic Medicine Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine is $53,600. 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 $52,900 to a high of $54,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine is $261,732. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $291,336 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $236,103.

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The median monthly payment of a osteopathic medicine graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $3,050.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. About 55.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,699
Women 3,001
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Osteopathic Medicine

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,374
Black or African American 202
Hispanic or Latino 357
White 4,072
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 590
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor's Degree Students

There are 34 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in osteopathic medicine. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

549 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for osteopathic medicine students seekinga doctor's degree is Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,898 per year.

The osteopathic medicine program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine awarded 549 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 42% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

483 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for osteopathic medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The osteopathic medicine program at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine awarded 483 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 48% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
377 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 377 people received their doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. About 53% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Western University of Health Sciences comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The osteopathic medicine program at Western University of Health Sciences awarded 330 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#5

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York
302 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Institute of Technology comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,760 per year.

The osteopathic medicine program at New York Institute of Technology awarded 302 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#6

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
280 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for osteopathic medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Michigan State University. Roughly 50,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 280 people received their doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine from Michigan State. Of these students, 44% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

277 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

A T Still University of Health Sciences comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The osteopathic medicine program at A T Still University of Health Sciences awarded 277 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Touro College

New York, New York
262 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,240 per year.

The osteopathic medicine program at Touro College awarded 262 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
242 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Memorial University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,093 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 242 people received their doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine from LMU. About 40% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

235 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for osteopathic medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 235 doctor's degree were handed out to osteopathic medicine majors at KCU - Kansas City. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#11

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
233 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 233 people received their doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#12

Midwestern University - Glendale

Glendale, Arizona
230 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for osteopathic medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Midwestern University - Glendale. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 230 doctor's degree were handed out to osteopathic medicine majors at Midwestern University - Glendale. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

228 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for osteopathic medicine majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Ohio University - Main Campus. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 228 doctor's degree were handed out to osteopathic medicine majors at Ohio U. Of these students, 47% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

226 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas Health Science Center comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 226 people received their doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine from UNT Health Science Center. Of these students, 43% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

219 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 219 doctor's degree were handed out to osteopathic medicine majors at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#16

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Lewisburg, West Virginia
207 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 207 doctor's degree were handed out to osteopathic medicine majors at WVSOM. Of these students, 48% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Midwestern University - Downers Grove

Downers Grove, Illinois
198 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwestern University - Downers Grove is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The osteopathic medicine program at Midwestern University - Downers Grove awarded 198 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 46% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine
177 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New England is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,390 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,498 per year.

The osteopathic medicine program at University of New England awarded 177 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 54% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Marian University

Indianapolis, Indiana
161 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Marian University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,772 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 161 doctor's degree were handed out to osteopathic medicine majors at Marian. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#20

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina
159 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Campbell University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in osteopathic medicine. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,330 per year.

The osteopathic medicine program at Campbell University awarded 159 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medicine 19,720
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15,507
Rehabilitation Professions 13,537
Nursing 8,781
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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