17 Medical Schools With the Most African Americans

Find medical schools with the most African American students.

Many medical schools struggle with creating a diverse student body. As institutions work to improve the representation of African American doctors in training on their campuses, here are 17 schools with the highest percentage of African American students for the 2019-2020 school year. Some predominantly black medical colleges, such as the Morehouse School of Medicine, did not submit the necessary data for inclusion in this list.

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 598

U.S. News research rank: 94-122

U.S. News primary care rank: 49 (tie)

Learn more about Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Loyola University Chicago (Stritch)

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 678

U.S. News research rank: 88 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 75 (tie)

Learn more about the Stritch School of Medicine.

Medical University of South Carolina

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 685

U.S. News research rank: 58 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 88 (tie)

Learn more about the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

New York University (Grossman)

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 430

U.S. News research rank: 4 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 35 (tie)

Learn more about the Grossman School of Medicine.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School–Newark

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 771

U.S. News research rank: 70 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 94-122

Learn more about New Jersey Medical School.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School–New Brunswick

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 721

U.S. News research rank: 74 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 75 (tie)

Learn more about the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Temple University (Katz)

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 831

U.S. News research rank: 66 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 90 (tie)

Learn more about the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

University of California–Davis

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 463

U.S. News research rank: 40 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 7 (tie)

Learn more about the UC–Davis School of Medicine.

University of Pittsburgh

Percent of students who are African American: 10%

Total number of students: 597

U.S. News research rank: 14

U.S. News primary care rank: 17

Learn more about the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Florida State University

Percent of students who are African American: 11%

Total number of students: 480

U.S. News research rank: 94-122

U.S. News primary care rank: 94-122

Learn more about the College of Medicine at Florida State University.

University of Connecticut

Percent of students who are African American: 11%

Total number of students: 444

U.S. News research rank: 53 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 38 (tie)

Learn more about the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Ohio State University

Percent of students who are African American: 13%

Total number of students: 813

U.S. News research rank: 34 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 38 (tie)

Learn more about the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

University of California–Los Angeles (Geffen)

Percent of students who are African American: 13%

Total number of students: 731

U.S. News research rank: 6 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 11

Learn more about UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

Emory University (GA)

Percent of students who are African American: 14%

Total number of students: 582

U.S. News research rank: 24 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 25

Learn more about the Emory University School of Medicine.

East Carolina University (Brody) (NC)

Percent of students who are African American: 15%

Total number of students: 327

U.S. News research rank: 94-122

U.S. News primary care rank: 62

Learn more about the Brody School of Medicine.

University of Chicago (Pritzker)

Percent of students who are African American: 15%

Total number of students: 358

U.S. News research rank: 17

U.S. News primary care rank: 24

Learn more about the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Howard University (DC)

Percent of students who are African American: 65%

Total number of students: 477

U.S. News research rank: 94-122

U.S. News primary care rank: 94-122

Learn more about the Howard University College of Medicine.

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Explore the med schools with the highest representation of African American students.

— Howard University: 65%

— East Carolina University (Brody): 15%

— University of Chicago (Pritzker): 15%

— Emory University: 14%

— Ohio State University: 13%

— University of California–Los Angeles (Geffen): 13%

— Florida State University: 11%

— University of Connecticut: 11%

— Eastern Virginia Medical School: 10%

— Loyola University Chicago (Stritch): 10%

— Medical University of South Carolina: 10%

— New York University (Grossman): 10%

— Rutgers New Jersey Medical School–Newark: 10%

— Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School–New Brunswick: 10%

— Temple University (Katz): 10%

— University of California–Davis: 10%

— University of Pittsburgh: 10%

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