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Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools in Iowa

In 2018-2019, 270 students earned their Pharmacy degrees in IA.

In this state, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences is the 9th most popular major out of a total 29 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors in Iowa

Pharmacy majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 221
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 221
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 221
Bachelor’s Degree 36
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Master’s Degree 5

Gender Distribution

In Iowa, a pharmacy major is more popular with women than with men.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of pharmacy majors in Iowa is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.2%
  • White: 76.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.8%
  • Other Races: 3.0%
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 12,450 people employed in jobs related to a pharmacy degree, compared to 1,248,840 nationwide.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Jobs in Iowa

A typical salary for a pharmacy grad in the state is $116,160, compared to a typical salary of $123,670 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 2 colleges in Iowa that offer pharmacy degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:


Drake University

Des Moines
141 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,884 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 68%. The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $46,800 after graduation.


University of Iowa

Iowa City
129 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,240 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Careers in IA

Some of the careers pharmacy majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 25% $131,150
Marketing Managers 14% $98,190
Medical Scientists 12% $63,270
Sales Managers 10% $107,550
Pharmacists 7% $119,450

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to pharmacy.

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Nursing 2,922
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,574
Allied Health Professions 1,074
Chiropractic 678
Allied Health Services 593
Health/Medical Admin Services 433
Dental Support Services 334
Rehabilitation Professions 291

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