Top 75 Pharmacy Schools in the U.S.
66. Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Birmingham, Alabama
Samford University was chartered as Howard College in 1841. When it opened, the school had just 31 students. Today, Samford University is home to nearly 5,000 students, making it the largest privately supported university in the State of Alabama.
The school, which has been named a "Best Southeastern College," by The Princeton Review, sits in a 212-acre campus and it offers well over 150 academic programs.
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy offers the Pharm.D, a Joint Pharm.D./MBA, and a Joint Pharm.D./Business Minor. Tuition is $1,356 per credit hour for less than 12 credits (each semester) and $16,690 for 12-21 credits (per semester).
67. University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Established in 1900, the University of Puerto Rico is the oldest university in Puerto Rico. The school, which opened with just 20 students, is now home to 61,967 students enrolled in more than 400 academic programs throughout 11 colleges and schools. This includes the School of Pharmacy.
The University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy was established in 1913 as a Department of Pharmacy. The Department was “the first health professional program to be offered at the higher education level in Puerto Rico, and the first to be accredited.” The Department changed its name to the School of Pharmacy in 1989.
Offerings include the Pharm.D., and a M.S. in Pharmacy with options in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Industrial Pharmacy. Annual tuition for the School of Pharmacy is $4,112 for residents and $7,513 for non-residents.
68. LECOM School of Pharmacy, Erie, Pennsylvania
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) was established in 1992 “to meet the growing need for physicians.” Today, with more than 2,200 students and three campuses, LECOM is the nation's largest medical college. Campuses include Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania. and Bradenton, Florida.
LECOM is home to the College of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the School of Pharmacy. The School of Pharmacy is home to 950 students enrolled in the Pharm.D. program. Tuition for the LECOM School of Pharmacy (Erie, PA) is $24,500 per year, regardless of residency status. Tuition for the Bradenton, FL campus is $21,490 per year for Florida residents, and $24,662 per year for non-residents.
69. Palm Beach Atlantic University Gregory School of Pharmacy, West Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Atlantic University was established in 1968. It is a interdenominational university with a student body of 3,579 students. The school, which sits on a 25-acre campus, offers more than 50 academic programs throughout nine schools. This includes the Gregory School of Pharmacy.
The Gregory School of Pharmacy is home to more than 300 students enrolled in the Pharm.D. degree program, the Joint Pharm.D./MBA, and the B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry. Tuition for the Gregory School of Pharmacy is $16,500 per semester.
70. Touro University College of Pharmacy, Vallejo, California
Touro University was established in 1970 and it welcomed its first 35 Liberal Arts and Sciences students in 1971. Today, the school is home to more than 19,000 students across 32 schools, 25 campuses, and five countries. Just a few locations include New York (“the epicenter of the Touro network”), California, Florida, Nevada, Moscow, Israel, Berlin, and Paris.
The Touro University School of Pharmacy is located at Touro University California in Vallejo. The University, which sits on a 44-acre campus, was established in 1997 and is home to 1,403 students. Touro University California offers graduate degrees in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, public health, education, and pharmacy.
The College of Pharmacy graduated its first class in 2009. Offerings include the Pharm.D. degree, the Pharm.D./MPH Dual Degree, and a M.S. in Medical Health Sciences. Enrollment for all programs combined is 100+.
Tuition costs for the Touro University College of Pharmacy are $41,530 for the first year and $40,010 per year for years 2-4.
71. North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, Fargo, North Dakota
North Dakota State University (NDSU) wasestablished in 1890 as North Dakota Agricultural College (NDAC). The University is part of the 11-campus North Dakota State University system. Ranked among the top 108 public and private universities in the country by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, NDSU has two campuses—one in Fargo, ND, the other in Downtown North Dakota. The main campus (Fargo) sits on 258 acres and it is home to more than 14,000 students, enrolled in over 100 academic programs throughout eight colleges, a graduate school, and continuing and cooperative education centers. Among them are the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences.
The North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences was established in 1902 with just five students. Today, the College is home to 1,812 students enrolled in more than a dozen pre-professional, professional, and graduate programs. Offerings for pharmacy students include the Pharm.D., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Pharm.D./Ph.D. program, and a Vaccinology Minor.
Base tuition for North Dakota residents is $6,336 per year, $7,097 per year for Minnesota residents, and $16,918 per year for non-residents. The Pharmacy program begins in the junior or senior year, so tuition increases. College of Pharmacy tuition for North Dakota residents is $12,502 per year, $13,305 per year for Minnesota residents, and $33,380 per year for non-residents.
72. Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Oakwood, Virginia
Appalachian College of Pharmacy was established in 2003 as the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy. Home to around 190 students, the College is the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Appalachian College of Pharmacy consists of Garden Hall (25,000 square feet), McGlothlin Hall (30,000 square feet), and The Mountain Care Center, which serves low-income and uninsured residents.
The cost of tuition for the Appalachian College of Pharmacy is $11,116 for the Summer term and $11,167 per term for Fall and Spring.
73. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, New York
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) was established in 1881, making it the nation’s 14th oldest pharmacy program. Home to 1,700 students, the College consists of a main campus in Albany, New York, and a satellite campus in Colchester, Vermont. The Vermont campus offers the only pharmacy program in the state.
Albany College of Pharmacy offers a wide variety of degrees and related programs for aspiring pharmacists. Offerings include the Pharm.D., M.S. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Outcomes Research, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology, and Biotechnology, and a B.S./M.S. in Biotechnology/Cytotechnology.
The College also offers B.S. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biomedical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health and Human Sciences, and Microbiology, as well as many Joint Degree programs. Offerings include B.S./M.S. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology/Cytotechnology; a B.S. or Pharm.D./MBA in Clinical Leadership and Health Management, a B.S. or Pharm.D./M.S. in Healthcare Management, a B.S./M.D. in Medicine, a B.S./P.A. in Physician Assistant Studies, and a B.S./J.D. in Law.
Tuition for the Albany College of Pharmacy is $28,200 per year for the Pre-Pharmacy, B.S., and Professional Pharmacy Programs (Year 4/Albany). Tuition for the Professional Pharmacy Program (Years 1-3, Albany & Vermont) and M.S. programs is $30,900 per year.
74. University of Hawaii at Hilo The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Hilo, Hawaii
The University of Hawaii at Hilo was established in 1947 when UH Manoa began the Hilo program. It was re-established in 1970 as the University of Hawaii at Hilo. It is a public liberal arts and sciences university with an enrollment of 4,172. The main campus sits on 115 acres with an additional 640 acres across several technology parks, resource centers, and university village.
The University offers 46 majors across six colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels. This includes a number of pharmacy programs.
The only College of Pharmacy in Hawaii, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy received full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy in June of 2011. The College offers the Pharm.D., a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a Pre-Pharmacy Program, and a B.A. in Pharmacy Studies (BAPS). The College also provides Continuing Medication Education (CME) and Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE).
Tuition for The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy is $815 per credit hour for residents or $9,780 per semester (full-time). Tuition for non-residents is $1,536 per credit hour or $18,432 per semester (full-time).
75. Pacific University-Oregon School of Pharmacy, Hillsboro, Oregon
Pacific University was chartered in 1849, making it the oldest chartered university in the West. Today, the University is home to nearly 3,500 students enrolled in 77 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education, health, and liberal arts and sciences. The School has three campuses—Forest Grove, Eugene, and Hillsboro along with locations in Portland, which houses the M.F.A. in Writing, Woodburn, and a Hawaii Office.
The Pacific University-Oregon School of Pharmacy is located at the Hillsboro campus, which features more than 100,000 square feet of space in a five-story building. The School admitted its first class in 2006. With an average class size of 98 students, the School offers a three-year curriculum leading to the Pharm.D. degree, as well as a
Pre-Pharmacy program. Tuition for the Pacific University-OregonSchool of Pharmacy is $43,932 per year.