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2021 Most Popular Doctor's Degree Schools

1,171 Schools Ranked
$99,654 Avg Student Debt

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school or bootcamp that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Most Popular Doctor's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 1,171 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular doctor's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from each school on the list.

Learn more about these popular schools below:

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
1,965 Total Awards
$12,737 Average Tuition & Fees
$80,094 Avg Student Debt

Our 2021 rankings named University of Florida the most popular school in the United States for students working on their doctor’s degree. UF is a large public school situated in Gainesville, Florida. It awarded 1,965 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $80,094 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 58% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at UF. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 29% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#2

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
1,859 Total Awards
$47,107 Average Tuition & Fees
$187,765 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you attend University of Southern California. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. University of Southern California is a large private not-for-profit school located in Los Angeles, California that handed out 1,859 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from USC accumulate an average of $187,765 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 55% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since USC does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 29% took at least some of their classes online.

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#3

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1,835 Total Awards
$21,206 Average Tuition & Fees
$166,771 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Nova Southeastern University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. NUS Florida is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1,835 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from NUS Florida accumulate an average of $166,771 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 65% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at NUS Florida. During the 2017-2018 year, about 49% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#4

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,748 Total Awards
$19,221 Average Tuition & Fees
$129,822 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Minneapolis, Minnesota is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out doctor’s degrees to 1,748 students in 2018-2019.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $129,822 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 54% of those degree recipients were women.

UMN Twin Cities does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2017-2018 year, about 15% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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1,689 Total Awards
$12,425 Average Tuition & Fees
$101,273 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Ohio State University - Main Campus is a great place for students working on their doctor’s degree. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the large public school awarded 1,689 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $101,273 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 54% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Ohio State. In fact, around 18% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#6

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,634 Total Awards
$12,539 Average Tuition & Fees
$133,111 Avg Student Debt

Walden University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Walden University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,634 doctor’s degrees to qualified students.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Walden University accumulate an average of $133,111 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 68% of those degree recipients were women.

Since the graduate programs at Walden University are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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#7

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
1,573 Total Awards
$49,214 Average Tuition & Fees
$67,728 Avg Student Debt

Harvard University ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Harvard is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1,573 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Harvard accumulate an average of $67,728 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 50% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Harvard. In 2017-2018 about 20% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#8

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
1,546 Total Awards
$12,180 Average Tuition & Fees
$63,028 Avg Student Debt

University of Wisconsin - Madison did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Madison, Wisconsin is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out doctor’s degrees to 1,546 students in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UW - Madison accumulate an average of $63,028 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 49% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UW - Madison. In 2017-2018 about 9% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#9

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1,533 Total Awards
$24,218 Average Tuition & Fees
$106,291 Avg Student Debt

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the large public school awarded 1,533 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from U-M accumulate an average of $106,291 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 47% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at U-M. During the 2017-2018 year, about 4% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#10

New York University

New York, New York
1,518 Total Awards
$35,562 Average Tuition & Fees
$202,556 Avg Student Debt

New York University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. NYU is a private not-for-profit institution located in New York, New York. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1,518 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $202,556 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 51% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at NYU. During the 2017-2018 year, about 12% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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1,469 Total Awards
$19,293 Average Tuition & Fees
$96,275 Avg Student Debt

University of Washington - Seattle Campus ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in Seattle, Washington, the large public school awarded 1,469 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UW Seattle accumulate an average of $96,275 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 55% of those degree recipients were women.

UW Seattle does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 7% took at least some of their classes online.

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#12

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
1,442 Total Awards
$19,983 Average Tuition & Fees
$86,903 Avg Student Debt

Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a large public school located in New Brunswick, New Jersey that handed out 1,442 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $86,903 in student loans. Around 58% of those degree recipients were women.

Rutgers New Brunswick does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 24% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#13

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
1,441 Total Awards
$10,173 Average Tuition & Fees
$84,211 Avg Student Debt

Texas A&M University - College Station ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. College Station, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out doctor’s degrees to 1,441 students in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Texas A&M College Station accumulate an average of $84,211 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 47% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Texas A&M College Station. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 8% took at least some of their classes online.

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1,356 Total Awards
$49,968 Average Tuition & Fees
$149,857 Avg Student Debt

Columbia University in the City of New York came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in New York, New York, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,356 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $149,857 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 50% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Columbia does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 8% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#15

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
1,307 Total Awards
$12,953 Average Tuition & Fees
$73,774 Avg Student Debt

University of California - Los Angeles landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. UCLA is a large public school situated in Los Angeles, California. It awarded 1,307 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UCLA accumulate an average of $73,774 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 48% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UCLA. In fact, around 3% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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1,302 Total Awards
$11,998 Average Tuition & Fees
$69,222 Avg Student Debt

The University of Texas at Austin landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. Located in Austin, Texas, the large public school awarded 1,302 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $69,222 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 46% were women.

One thing to take note of is that UT Austin does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In 2017-2018 about 3% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#17

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
1,276 Total Awards
$14,187 Average Tuition & Fees
$71,454 Avg Student Debt

University of California - Berkeley came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Berkeley, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out doctor’s degrees to 1,276 students in 2018-2019.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $71,454 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 45% of those degree recipients were women.

UC Berkeley does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 9% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#18

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1,216 Total Awards
$40,182 Average Tuition & Fees
$130,127 Avg Student Debt

University of Pennsylvania landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. UPenn is a private not-for-profit institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1,216 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UPenn accumulate an average of $130,127 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 53% were women.

Online graduate courses are available at UPenn, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2017-2018 about 3% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#19

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1,179 Total Awards
$12,522 Average Tuition & Fees
$82,952 Avg Student Debt

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. UNC Chapel Hill is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,179 doctor’s degrees to qualified students.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $82,952 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 56% were women.

One thing to take note of is that UNC Chapel Hill does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 19% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#20

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
1,149 Total Awards
$18,858 Average Tuition & Fees
$100,755 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #20, Michigan State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their doctor’s degree. This large public school is located in East Lansing, Michigan, and it awarded 1,149 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Michigan State accumulate an average of $100,755 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 51% were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Michigan State. In fact, around 23% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#21

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1,126 Total Awards
$15,233 Average Tuition & Fees
$105,034 Avg Student Debt

Capella University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Capella University is a large private for-profit school situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It awarded 1,126 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Capella University accumulate an average of $105,034 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 75% were women.

Since the graduate programs at Capella University are online, the school is an excellent choice for graduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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#22

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1,124 Total Awards
$17,846 Average Tuition & Fees
$130,414 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #22, Temple University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their doctor’s degree. Temple is a public institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1,124 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $130,414 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 51% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Temple does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 20% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#23

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
1,119 Total Awards
$55,502 Average Tuition & Fees
$112,951 Avg Student Debt

Boston University landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular doctor’s degree programs. Boston University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Boston, Massachusetts that handed out 1,119 doctor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $112,951 in student loans. Around 52% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Boston U. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 20% took at least some of their classes online.

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#24

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
1,097 Total Awards
$16,566 Average Tuition & Fees
$104,613 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #24, University of Illinois at Chicago did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their doctor’s degree. Located in Chicago, Illinois, the large public school awarded 1,097 diplomas to qualifed doctor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UIC accumulate an average of $104,613 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 57% were women.

One thing to take note of is that UIC does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In fact, around 21% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#25

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
1,074 Total Awards
$31,824 Average Tuition & Fees
$108,134 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #25, George Washington University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for students working on their doctor’s degree. GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,074 doctor’s degrees to qualified students.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $108,134 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 52% were women.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at GWU. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 36% took at least some of their classes online.

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Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#27

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
#28

Stanford University

Stanford, California
#29

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
#30

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
#31

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
#32

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
#33

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#34

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
#36

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
#37

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
#38

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
#39

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
#40

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
#41

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
#42

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
#44

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
#45

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
#46

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
#48

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
#50

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

To learn more about the schools below, just click on their names:

Rank School Location
51 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
52 Emory University Atlanta, GA
53 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
54 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
55 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
56 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
57 Midwestern University - Glendale Glendale, AZ
58 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
59 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
59 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
61 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
62 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
63 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
64 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
65 Yale University New Haven, CT
66 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
67 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
68 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
69 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
70 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
71 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
72 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
73 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
74 Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport Davenport, IA
75 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
76 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
77 Tufts University Medford, MA
77 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
79 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
80 Northeastern University Boston, MA
81 University of Mississippi University, MS
82 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
83 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
84 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
85 The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center Memphis, TN
86 Midwestern University - Downers Grove Downers Grove, IL
87 Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
87 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
89 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
89 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
91 Washington State University Pullman, WA
92 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
93 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
94 Florida International University Miami, FL
95 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
96 Touro College New York, NY
97 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
97 Iowa State University Ames, IA
99 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
100 University of California - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
101 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX
102 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos, CA
103 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
104 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
105 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
106 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
107 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
108 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
108 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
110 Auburn University Auburn, AL
110 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, PA
112 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
112 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
114 Fordham University Bronx, NY
115 Howard University Washington, DC
116 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Blacksburg, VA
117 Mercer University Macon, GA
118 University of New England Biddeford, ME
118 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
120 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
121 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX
122 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
123 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
124 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
125 American University Washington, DC
126 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
127 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
128 Augusta University Augusta, GA
129 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
130 Pacific College of Health and Science San Diego, CA
131 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
132 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
133 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
133 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
135 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
136 Campbell University Buies Creek, NC
137 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
138 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
139 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL
140 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
141 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
142 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
143 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
144 University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, TX
144 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
146 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
147 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
148 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
148 University of Denver Denver, CO
148 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
148 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
148 Life University Marietta, GA
153 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
154 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
155 Samford University Birmingham, AL
156 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
156 Yeshiva University New York, NY
158 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
159 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
160 Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
161 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
162 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
163 Brown University Providence, RI
163 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
165 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
166 Rush University Chicago, IL
167 Chapman University Orange, CA
168 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
169 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY
170 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
171 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
172 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
172 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
174 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
175 University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA
176 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
176 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our most popular schools ranking:

Rank School Location
178 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
178 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
178 Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, NY
181 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
182 Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center Des Moines, IA
183 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL
184 Suffolk University Boston, MA
184 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
186 University of Delaware Newark, DE
187 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
187 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
189 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
190 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
190 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
192 University of North Texas Denton, TX
193 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
194 Mitchell Hamline School of Law Saint Paul, MN
195 University of California - Hastings College of Law San Francisco, CA
196 Alliant International University San Diego, CA
197 Barry University Miami, FL
197 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV
199 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
200 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
201 Texas Southern University Houston, TX
202 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
202 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
204 Chamberlain University - Illinois Addison, IL
204 Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
206 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
206 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
208 Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Lansing, MI
209 LIU Post Brookville, NY
209 Widener University Chester, PA
211 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
212 Baylor University Waco, TX
213 DePaul University Chicago, IL
214 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
215 New York Law School New York, NY
216 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
217 Drake University Des Moines, IA
218 South Texas College of Law Houston, TX
218 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
220 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
221 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
221 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
221 Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
224 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
225 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
226 University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras San Juan, PR
227 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
227 University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences San Juan, PR
229 New York Medical College Valhalla, NY
230 Utica College Utica, NY
231 Stetson University DeLand, FL
232 University of the Sciences Philadelphia, PA
233 Clemson University Clemson, SC
234 St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis, MO
234 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
234 University of Memphis Memphis, TN

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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