MUSC students at graduation

Facts & Stats

COM Fact Sheet

Browse the College of Medicine's Fact Sheet for information about our college, degree programs, research portfolio, clinical care, and more.

Education By the Numbers

COM Total Enrollment - 771 
(includes M.D.,  M.D./Ph.D., and MPH candidates)

Diversity Among COM Students - 19%

Fall 2023 Incoming Medical Degree Class Statistics

Number of Applicants - 3680
First-year Students Enrolled in M.D. Program - 180
M.D. / Ph.D. Students - 6
Mean GPA - 3.82
Average MCAT - 511
Undergraduate Colleges Represented - 48
In-State (MD only) - 94%
Out-of-State (MD only) - 6%
S.C. Counties Represented - 22
Other States Represented - 9
Male -  41 percent
Female - 59 percent

COM First-Year Medical Student Expenses 2023 to 2024

Tuition and Fees - $37,500 (In-state), $66,849 (Out-of-state)
Health insurance - $2,433 (estimated)
Books/required expenses - $2,251

Link to MUSC Tuition & Fees

Class of 2024 Residency Match Results

The MUSC College of Medicine had a successful residency match on March 15, 2024. The overall match rate pre-SOAP was 95.2%, which was above the overall national rate of 93.5%.  Following SOAP, 100% of the 145 graduating students of the Class of 2024 secured a residency position.  

Of the specialties in which students will be pursuing their training, Categorical Internal Medicine led the way with the highest number of students at 26 (17.9% of the graduating class).  Other popular specialties included Anesthesia (12.4%), Emergency Medicine (9.7%), Pediatrics (9.7%), Family Medicine (8.3%), Obstetrics and Gynecology (5.5%) and Psychiatry (4.8%).

A total of 51 (35.2%) students will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, with 41 (28.2%) of these students staying here at MUSC. Forty-two percent of the class will be entering primary care (including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology). 

Students also matched to programs in other competitive subspecialties: General Surgery (5), Orthopedic Surgery (5), Ophthalmology (5), Otolaryngology (5), Dermatology (3), Diagnostic Radiology (3), Interventional Radiology (2), Neurosurgery (2), Vascular Surgery (2), Child Neurology (1), Internal Med/Emergency Medicine (1), Neurology (1), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1), Radiation Oncology (1), and Urology (1).

The Class of 2024 included nine students who will enter military service, beginning their residencies at: Brooke Army Medical Center (4) in San Antonio; Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio; Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina; San Diego Naval Hospital; and Naval Hospital-Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA.

The cost of attendance is a guideline for students to maintain a manageable amount of student loan debt.