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Doctor’s Degrees in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

15,507 Yearly Graduations
$112,050 Median Salary
$136,167 Median Debt
There are 141 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 42% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.6% of pharmacy graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Pharmacy Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15,507 students earned their doctor's degree in pharmacy. This earns it the #2 spot on the list of the most popular doctor'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 Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in pharmacy is $112,050. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $104,000 and the high is $118,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in pharmacy is $136,167. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $180,215 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $97,528.

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The median monthly payment of a pharmacy graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,587.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in pharmacy. About 61.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,906
Women 9,601
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Pharmacy

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,769
Black or African American 1,332
Hispanic or Latino 915
White 7,479
International Students 720
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,292
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pharmacy Doctor's Degree Students

There are 141 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in pharmacy. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

622 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for pharmacy majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 7,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,230 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 622 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from MCPHS University. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
396 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 396 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at UF. Of these students, 69% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

292 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,898 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 292 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from LECOM. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

268 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is St John's University - New York. Roughly 21,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,378 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,569 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 268 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from STJ. Of these students, 65% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
254 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 20,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 254 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from NUS Florida. Of these students, 65% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

St Louis College of Pharmacy

Saint Louis, Missouri
241 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Louis College of Pharmacy is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 241 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from St Louis College of Pharmacy. Of these students, 62% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

228 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roseman University of Health Sciences is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,690 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 228 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from Roseman University of Health Sciences. About 57% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

218 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,110 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 218 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at Albany College of Pharmacy. About 62% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
214 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Each year, around 50,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 214 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from Rutgers New Brunswick. About 67% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Midwestern University - Downers Grove

Downers Grove, Illinois
208 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Midwestern University - Downers Grove. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 208 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at Midwestern University - Downers Grove. Of these students, 63% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
206 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 32,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 206 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at UIC. Of these students, 59% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of the Pacific

Stockton, California
203 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Pacific is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,904 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,904 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 203 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from Pacific. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#13

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
196 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 196 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from USC. Of these students, 70% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

195 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,390 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,099 per year.

The pharmacy program at The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center awarded 195 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 60% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
190 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 190 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at LIU Post. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#16

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
174 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 174 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at UMN Twin Cities. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#17

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
166 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in pharmacy. Roughly 45,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 166 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at Purdue. About 73% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
165 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in pharmacy. Roughly 6,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,132 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 165 people received their doctor's degree in pharmacy from UMB. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#19

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
161 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for pharmacy majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 161 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at UW - Madison. About 56% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

157 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in pharmacy. Each year, around 24,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,786 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 doctor's degrees were handed out to pharmacy majors at CU Anschutz. Of these students, 64% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Pharmacy Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Pharmacy 14,972
Pharmaceutical Sciences 181
Pharmaceutics & Drug Design 174
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry 116
Pharmaceutical Economics 23

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medicine 19,720
Rehabilitation Professions 13,537
Nursing 8,781
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,374

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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