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List of pharmacy schools in the United States


Here is the list of pharmacy schools in the United States organized by state. The list also includes:

  • The year the university was accredited.
  • The length of Program.
  • The type of dual degree offered.
  • The graduating class size.
  • The tuition per year. 
  • The average salary of pharmacists in each state.

The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy was the first pharmacy school in the United States and it was founded in 1821. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was the second college and it was founded in 1823. According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, As of July 2017, there are 138 US based schools of pharmacy that are accredited with full or candidate status. One hundred and forty-eight pharmacy schools will offer PharmD as a first professional degree whereas 8 schools will offer the PharmD as a post-B.S. degree. Seventy-eight colleges will offer graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences at the M.S. or Ph.D. level. Currently, there are pharmacy schools in 46 states in America. Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, and Vermont do not have pharmacy schools.

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals that are experts in the safe and effective use of medications. Pharmacists work in county pharmacies, hospitals, and many other settings. Pharmacists in some states have provider status, which allows the to bill directly for their services. To become a pharmacist, you must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) or an equivalent degree and pass 2 licensure exams. As of May of 2016, the median annual wage of a pharmacist was $122,230. The job outlook for pharmacists is projected to grow 3% from 2014 to 2024.

The pharmacy schools are listed by state and the states are in alphabetical order. 

Alabama Pharmacy Schools

  • Average pharmacist salary in the State: $86,830 to $154,510

Auburn University

Year Accredited: 1939

Length of Program: 4-years

Offers a dual degree: MPH and PhD

Graduating class size: 149

Tuition Per Year: $21,262 

Samford University

Year Accredited: 1941

Length of Program: 4-years

Offers a dual degree: MPH, PhD, MSHI (Master of Science in Health Informatics), and  Graduate Business Minor

Graduating class size: 128

Tuition Per Year: $40,770 

Arizona Pharmacy Schools

  • Average Salary in Arizona: $97,470 to $152,340

Midwestern University/Glendale

Year Accredited: 2000

Length of Program: 5 year accelerated program

Graduating class size: 144

Tuition Per Year: $26,262

The University of Arizona

Year Accredited: 1949

Length of Program: 3-year 

Offers a dual degree: MBA, MPH, MS, and PhD

Graduating class size: 124

Tuition Per Year: $57,386

Arkansas Pharmacy Schools

  • Average Salary in Arkansas: $113,000

University of Harding

Year Accredited: 2012

Length of Program: 3-year

Offers a dual degree:

Graduating class size: 52

Tuition Per Year: $38,530 per year`

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

Year Accredited: 1952

Length of Program: 4-year, includes Bachelor’s Degree

Offers a dual degree: MBA, JD, and  MPH

Graduating class size: 101

Tuition Per Year: $20,000


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