I was looking at the Association of American Medical Colleges Tuition and Student Fees Report for 2008-09 and noted the following:
1. Out of 75 publicly funded medical schools, OHSU charged students with resident status more than any other. OHSU charged $36,773 for tuition and fees last year to anyone with Oregon residency. The average overall was $23,606--36% less than OHSU. The mean was $24,809.
2. If you look at the amount charged to non-residents, then 20 private and public schools maintained higher tuition and fees. Still, there were about the same number of schools that charged non-residents less than what OHSU charged students with resident status last academic year.
Here is what OHSU reports on their website:
- Total applications received: 4,500+
- Of the 4,500 applications received, approx. 9% are Oregonians, 91% are non-residents
- Class size: 115
- Of the 115, 70% are residents of Oregon
It's nice to see that we maintain policies that help to get Oregonians into medical school, but should we help to support their academic pursuits a wee bit more?