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Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,510 students earned their Pharmacy degrees in PA.

In this state, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences is the 7th most popular major out of a total 32 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1,096
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1,096
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1,096
Bachelor’s Degree 251
Master’s Degree 158
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

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

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 18.7%
  • Black or African American: 6.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.6%
  • White: 53.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.8%
  • Other Races: 13.2%
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 50,810 people in the state and 1,248,840 people in the nation working in pharmacy jobs.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, pharmacy grads earn an average of $116,200. Nationwide, they make an average of $123,670.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer pharmacy degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

320 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,285 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,534.

292 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,222 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 0.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

239 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

A typical student attending Pitt will pay a net price of $28,758. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 78% get financial aid.

#4

Temple University

Philadelphia
229 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#5

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
155 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,197 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,943 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.80% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $127,400 a year.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,026 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 3.30% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $69,000 after graduation.

#8

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre
70 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
4,680 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Wilkes grads earn an average salary of $41,400. This private school has an average net price of $26,563.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,669 Total Students

79% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 70% of the teachers are full time. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#10

Drexel University

Philadelphia
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,205 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $33,631. Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Careers in PA

Some of the careers pharmacy majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 23% $79,920
Marketing Managers 9% $142,150
Medical Scientists 8% $103,110
Sales Managers 6% $141,240
Pharmacists 2% $120,530

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Nursing 12,702
Allied Health Professions 3,300
Rehabilitation Professions 2,946
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,583
Allied Health Services 2,392
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,029
Public Health 1,354
Communication Sciences 1,228

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