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Associate’s Degrees in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

18 Yearly Graduations
$9,200 Median Salary
$3,615 Median Debt
An associate's degree in pharmacy is offered at 8 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 78% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Pharmacy Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 students earned their associate's degree in pharmacy. This earns it the #23 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in pharmacy at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 15,507
Bachelor’s Degree 2,748
Master’s Degree 1,235
Graduate Certificate 228
Basic Certificate 31
Associate’s Degree 18

Earnings of Pharmacy Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in pharmacy is $9,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $9,200 to a high of $9,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in pharmacy is $3,615. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $3,615 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $3,615.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $38.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in pharmacy. About 77.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 14
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Pharmacy

The racial-ethnic distribution of pharmacy associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pharmacy Associate's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in pharmacy. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bunker Hill Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for pharmacy majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 11,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in pharmacy from BHCC. About 71% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#1

EDP University - San Sebastian

San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The most popular school in the United States for pharmacy students seekingan associate's degree is EDP University - San Sebastian. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in pharmacy from EDP - San Sebastian. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

EDP University - San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

EDP University - San Juan is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in pharmacy. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in pharmacy from EDP - San Juan. About 50% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, Puerto Rico
1 Yearly Graduations

The 4th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Universidad del Turabo. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

The pharmacy program at Universidad del Turabo awarded 1 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, Massachusetts
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mount Wachusett Community College. The pharmacy program at Mount Wachusett Community College awarded 1 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Pharmacy Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Pharmaceutical Sciences 10
Clinical & Hospital Pharmacy 7
Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

Below are some popular majors that are similar to pharmacy that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Services 28,714
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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