Analysis: University of Kentucky medical school ranks 74th best for primary care in the nation


University of Kentucky finished in a tie for 74th in a ranking of best medical schools for primary care by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

The Lexington school’s full-time tuition was $37,396. It enrolls 575 full-time students.

U.S. News surveyed 185 medical schools engaged in primary care that were accredited either by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association. A total of 120 schools responded with the data required for the study.

The schools were rated for eight indicators, including student selectivity, faculty-student ratio, primary care rate and a quality assessment.

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Top Medical Schools for Primary Care

Rank

School

City

Tuition

Enrollment (Full-Time)

1

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 

Chapel Hill

$30,437 (in-state, full-time)

788

2

University of Washington

Seattle

$36,549 (in-state, full-time)

1,090

3

University of California-San Francisco 

San Francisco

$34,977 (in-state, full-time)

645

4

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston

$29,900 (full-time)

723

5

University of California-Los Angeles (Geffen) 

Los Angeles

$35,187 (in-state, full-time)

713

6 (tie)

Oregon Health and Science University 

Portland

$42,636 (in-state, full-time)

602

6 (tie)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 

Ann Arbor

$37,540 (in-state, full-time)

717

8

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

$33,500 (in-state, full-time)

525

9

University of California-Davis 

Sacramento

$37,686 (in-state, full-time)

442

10 (tie)

University of Minnesota 

Minneapolis

$38,628 (in-state, full-time)

1,012

10 (tie)

University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia

$57,884 (full-time)

587

12 (tie)

University of Colorado 

Aurora

$39,364 (in-state, full-time)

722

12 (tie)

Washington University in St. Louis 

St. Louis

$65,044 (full-time)

492

14

University of Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh

$56,004 (in-state, full-time)

579

15

University of Massachusetts-Worcester 

Worcester

$35,500 (in-state, full-time)

617

16

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Madison

$34,478 (in-state, full-time)

740

17

Harvard University 

Boston

$61,600 (full-time)

712

18 (tie)

Dartmouth College (Geisel) 

Hanover, N.H.

$63,080 (full-time)

403

18 (tie)

University of Chicago (Pritzker) 

Chicago

$55,440 (full-time)

362

18 (tie)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 

Dallas

$19,654 (in-state, full-time)

905

21 (tie)

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque

$15,978 (in-state, full-time)

423

21 (tie)

University of Utah

Salt Lake City

$39,281 (in-state, full-time)

501

23 (tie)

University of Maryland

Baltimore

$36,375 (in-state, full-time)

650

23 (tie)

University of Rochester

Rochester

$56,800 (full-time)

422

23 (tie)

Vanderbilt University

Nashville

$55,608 (full-time)

397

26 (tie)

Brown University (Alpert)

Providence, R.I.

$61,244 (full-time)

590

26 (tie)

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore

$53,400 (full-time)

476

26 (tie)

University of Iowa (Carver)

Iowa City

$36,382 (in-state, full-time)

595

26 (tie)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville

$43,828 (in-state, full-time)

613

30

University of California-San Diego 

La Jolla

$33,855 (in-state, full-time)

526

31 (tie)

Duke University

Durham, N.C.

$59,100 (full-time)

503

31 (tie)

East Carolina University (Brody)

Greenville

$20,252 (in-state, full-time)

326

31 (tie)

Indiana University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis

$34,979 (in-state, full-time)

1,426

31 (tie)

University of Connecticut

Farmington

$36,932 (in-state, full-time)

425

35 (tie)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Bronx

$52,145 (full-time)

771

35 (tie)

Emory University

Atlanta

$50,000 (full-time)

556

35 (tie)

Northwestern University (Feinberg)

Chicago

$59,986 (full-time)

666

35 (tie)

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Birmingham

$28,410 (in-state, full-time)

814

39 (tie)

Columbia University

New York

$61,146 (full-time)

620

39 (tie)

Ohio State University

Columbus

$30,690 (in-state, full-time)

778

41 (tie)

Boston University 

Boston

$60,864 (full-time)

726

41 (tie)

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City

$37,891 (in-state, full-time)

858

43

University of Vermont

Burlington

$36,340 (in-state, full-time)

466

44 (tie)

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (Alix)

Rochester, Minn.

$55,500 (full-time)

307

44 (tie)

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee

$54,050 (full-time)

972

44 (tie)

New York University (Langone)

New York

N/A

481

44 (tie)

Yale University

New Haven, Conn.

$61,140 (full-time)

391

48 (tie)

Cornell University (Weill)

New York

$57,050 (full-time)

414

48 (tie)

Stanford University

Stanford

$58,197 (full-time)

494

48 (tie)

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

$31,182 (in-state, full-time)

708

48 (tie)

University of Illinois

Chicago

$46,359 (in-state, full-time)

1,317

48 (tie)

West Virginia University 

Morgantown

$30,402 (in-state, full-time)

432

53 (tie)

University of Florida 

Gainesville

$32,744 (in-state, full-time)

544

53 (tie)

University of Southern California (Keck)

Los Angeles

$62,964 (full-time)

757

55 (tie)

Case Western Reserve University 

Cleveland

$63,262 (full-time)

938

55 (tie)

Thomas Jefferson University (Kimmel)

Philadelphia

$56,851 (full-time)

1,130

55 (tie)

University of Hawaii-Manoa (Burns) 

Honolulu

$36,672 (in-state, full-time)

290

55 (tie)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond

$31,208 (in-state, full-time)

824

59 (tie)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York

$52,682 (full-time)

557

59 (tie)

St. Louis University

St. Louis

$54,300 (full-time)

717

59 (tie)

Tufts University

Boston

$61,918 (full-time)

846

62 (tie)

University of Arizona-Tucson

Tucson

$31,652 (in-state, full-time)

485

62 (tie)

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis

$35,006 (in-state, full-time)

681

64 (tie)

University of Missouri

Columbia

$29,447 (in-state, full-time)

408

64 (tie)

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, N.C.

$58,823 (full-time)

510

66

University of Oklahoma 

Oklahoma City

$24,752 (in-state, full-time)

658

67 (tie)

George Washington University

Washington, D.C.

$60,250 (full-time)

728

67 (tie)

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Grand Rapids

$30,740 (in-state, full-time)

832

67 (tie)

Stony Brook University-SUNY

Stony Brook, N.Y.

$43,020 (in-state, full-time)

550

67 (tie)

University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston (McGovern)

Houston

$16,509 (in-state, full-time)

984

71 (tie)

Rush University

Chicago

$54,000 (full-time)

537

71 (tie)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lubbock

$15,616 (in-state, full-time)

729

71 (tie)

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Fort Worth

$13,078 (in-state, full-time)

921

74 (tie)

Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk)

Harrogate, Texas

N/A

943

74 (tie)

University of California-Irvine

Irvine

$33,855 (in-state, full-time)

429

74 (tie)

University of Kentucky

Lexington

$37,396 (in-state, full-time)

575

74 (tie)

University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

San Antonio

$14,877 (in-state, full-time)

858

78 (tie)

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston

$33,586 (in-state, full-time)

743

78 (tie)

University at Buffalo-SUNY (Jacobs)

Buffalo, N.Y.

$43,020 (in-state, full-time)

673

78 (tie)

University of Miami (Miller) 

Miami

$44,107 (full-time)

797

78 (tie)

University of South Dakota (Sanford) 

Sioux Falls

$30,772 (in-state, full-time)

276

82 (tie)

East Tennessee State University (Quillen)

Johnson City

$32,190 (in-state, full-time)

279

82 (tie)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Erie, Penn.

$33,620 (full-time)

2,256

82 (tie)

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-New Jersey

New Jersey

$40,274 (in-state, full-time)

757

85 (tie)

Hofstra University

Hempstead, N.Y.

$50,680 (full-time)

396

85 (tie)

Temple University (Katz)

Philadelphia

$55,246 (full-time)

829

85 (tie)

University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston

Galveston

$18,386 (in-state, full-time)

954

88 (tie)

Augusta University

Augusta, Ga.

$28,358 (in-state, full-time)

942

88 (tie)

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Bryan, Texas

$15,150 (in-state, full-time)

675

88 (tie)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso

El Paso

$15,616 (in-state, full-time)

416

91 (tie)

Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant

N/A

104

91 (tie)

Drexel University

Philadelphia

$57,248 (full-time)

1,043

91 (tie)

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk

$31,820 (in-state, full-time)

601

91 (tie)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Blacksburg, Va.

$45,500 (full-time)

2,005

91 (tie)

Florida Atlantic University (Schmidt)

Boca Raton

$28,111 (in-state, full-time)

247

91 (tie)

Florida State University 

Tallahassee

$22,408 (in-state, full-time)

483

91 (tie)

Georgetown University 

Washington, D.C.

$52,037 (full-time)

796

91 (tie)

Howard University

Washington, D.C.

$45,254 (full-time)

457

91 (tie)

Marshall University (Edwards) 

Huntington, W.V.

$21,972 (in-state, full-time)

309

91 (tie)

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

East Lansing

$45,935 (in-state, full-time)

1,232

91 (tie)

Nova Southeastern University Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (Patel)

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

$59,385 (full-time)

1,001

91 (tie)

Ohio University

Athens

$35,456 (in-state, full-time)

983

91 (tie)

Oklahoma State University 

Tulsa

$25,797 (in-state, full-time)

456

91 (tie)

Rocky Vista University

Parker

$54,980 (full-time)

900

91 (tie)

Rowan University (Cooper)

Camden, N.J.

$62,369 (full-time)

371

91 (tie)

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine 

Stratford, N.J. 

$40,135 (in-state, full-time)

744

91 (tie)

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-Newark

Newark

$40,274 (in-state, full-time)

752

91 (tie)

Touro University California

Vallejo

$55,200 (full-time)

545

91 (tie)

University of California-Riverside

Riverside

$34,290 (in-state, full-time)

245

91 (tie)

University of Central Florida

Orlando

$25,491 (in-state, full-time)

490

91 (tie)

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine

$56,730 (full-time)

706

91 (tie)

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks

$31,130 (in-state, full-time)

305

91 (tie)

University of Pikeville

Pikeville, Ky. 

$46,035 (full-time)

540

91 (tie)

University of South Carolina

Columbia

$42,084 (in-state, full-time)

388

91 (tie)

University of South Florida

Tampa

$29,175 (in-state, full-time)

716

91 (tie)

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio 

$31,950 (in-state, full-time)

709

91 (tie)

Wayne State University

Detroit

$32,761 (in-state, full-time)

1,182

91 (tie)

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Lewisburg

$21,472 (in-state, full-time)

841

91 (tie)

Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, Calif.

$57,825 (full-time)

1,352

91 (tie)

Wright State University (Boonshoft)

Dayton, Ohio

$34,894 (in-state, full-time)

480

Source: U.S. News

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