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2021 Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

150 Colleges
$22,550 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$103,354 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences School for You

In 2018-2019, 19,767 people earned a degree or certificate in pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences, making the major the #12 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for healthcare students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Healthcare Degree Search has developed this Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools ranking. This report analyzed 150 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value programs for pharmacy students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for pharmacy majors pursuing a .

Top 15% Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools

#1

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Our 2021 rankings named Ferris State University the best value school in the United States for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Ferris are $12,376 per year. After completing their degree, pharmacy graduates from Ferris carry an average student debtload of $82,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $955, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northeast Ohio Medical University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. Located in the suburb of Rootstown, NEOMED is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at NEOMED are $0 per year.

NEOMED also claimed a spot on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools in this category.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is a great value for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Located in the small city of Erie, LECOM is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at LECOM are $14,640 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, LECOM is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Edwardsville, SIUE is a public school with a fairly large student population.

SIUE undergraduate students pay an average of $11,265 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that pharmacy majors at SIUE take out is $131,980. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,538.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, SIUE also did well on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means North Dakota State University - Main Campus is a great value for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Located in the midsize city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at North Dakota State University are $13,757 a year. While working on their degree, pharmacy majors at North Dakota State University accumulate an average of around $44,455 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $502.

North Dakota State University excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences programs. TTUHSC is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Lubbock.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at TTUHSC are $22,788 per year.

TTUHSC also claimed a spot on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools in this category.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. Located in the city of Little Rock, UAMS is a public school with a small student population.

UAMS undergraduate students pay an average of $16,145 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their degree, pharmacy majors at UAMS accumulate an average of around $111,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,293, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

UAMS also claimed a spot on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#8

Wingate University

Wingate, NC
$36,010 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #8, Wingate University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Wingate is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Wingate.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Wingate are $36,010 per year. While working on their degree, pharmacy majors at Wingate accumulate an average of around $140,952 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,642.

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#9

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Creighton University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools ranking. Creighton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Creighton are $41,400 a year. Pharmacy majors at Creighton take out an average of $185,565 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $2,162.

In addition to its great value ranking, Creighton is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list.

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#10

EDP University - San Sebastian

San Sebastian, PR
$6,200 Average Tuition & Fees

EDP University - San Sebastian came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools ranking. EDP - San Sebastian is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of San Sebastian.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at EDP - San Sebastian are $6,200 a year.

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#10

Union University

Jackson, TN
$22,415 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #10, Union University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Union is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Jackson.

Union undergraduate students pay an average of $22,415 in tuition and fees each year.

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$9,648 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #12, Bunker Hill Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. BHCC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boston.

BHCC undergraduate students pay an average of $9,648 in tuition and fees each year.

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#13

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools ranking. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Saint Cloud.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at St. Cloud State University are $16,948 per year.

St. Cloud State University also claimed a spot on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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Concordia University, Wisconsin did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. It came in at #14 on the list. Concordia University, Wisconsin is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Mequon.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Concordia University, Wisconsin are $30,352 per year.

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#14

Hampton University

Hampton, VA
$28,024 Average Tuition & Fees

Hampton University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. It came in at #14 on the list. Hampton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Hampton.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Hampton are $28,024 per year.

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With a ranking of #16, South Dakota State University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the town of Brookings.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at South Dakota State are $12,589 a year.

In addition to its great value ranking, South Dakota State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list.

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#17

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

With a ranking of #17, Xavier University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, Xavier is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Xavier are $40,450 a year.

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Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public school with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Texas A&M College Station are $37,470 a year.

Texas A&M College Station excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list.

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The University of Findlay came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Findlay, Findlay is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Findlay undergraduate students pay an average of $35,410 in tuition and fees each year. On average, pharmacy graduates from Findlay take out $80,851 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $942.

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#20

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. Located in the remote town of Laramie, UW is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at UW are $14,803 per year.

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#21

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL
$32,500 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #21, Palm Beach Atlantic University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Palm Beach Atlantic is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of West Palm Beach.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Palm Beach Atlantic are $32,500 per year. The average amount in student loans that pharmacy majors at Palm Beach Atlantic take out is $202,167. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $2,356, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, CT

University of Saint Joseph did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the suburb of West Hartford, USJ is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at USJ are $40,286 a year. On average, pharmacy graduates from USJ take out $176,941 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $2,062.

USJ excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great value schools for Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
23 Harding University Searcy, AR
24 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
25 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
26 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
27 Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD
28 Shenandoah University Winchester, VA
29 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
30 Drake University Des Moines, IA

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of 34 different types of healthcare programs to choose from.

Pharmacy Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Pharmacy 15,993
Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,409
Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 906
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 500
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 320
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 179
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development 169
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management 89
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics 88
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences 83
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy 21
Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy 10

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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