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2021 Most Popular Online Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools

23 Colleges
$103,354 Avg Salary
$116,700 Avg Student Debt

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Healthcare Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 23 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for healthcare students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online pharmacy programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our analysis found University of Florida to be the most popular school for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. UF is a fairly large public school located in the city of Gainesville.

The average amount in student loans that pharmacy majors at UF take out is $82,258. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $958.

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The excellent online programs at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Erie, LECOM is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. Located in the large city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that pharmacy majors at CU Anschutz take out is $165,994. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,934, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

The excellent online programs at Auburn University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences schools in the United States. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, pharmacy graduates from Auburn take out $138,019 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,608.

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#5

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Creighton University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Schools list. Creighton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.

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.

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#6

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences programs. Located in the small city of Winchester, Shenandoah is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#7

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

With a ranking of #7, Idaho State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Located in the small city of Pocatello, ISU is a public college with a large student population.

On average, pharmacy graduates from ISU take out $92,250 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $1,075.

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#8

Howard University

Washington, DC

With a ranking of #8, Howard University did quite well on this year’s best schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. Located in the large city of Washington, Howard is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Pharmacy majors at Howard take out an average of $184,684 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $2,152.

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#9

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

Campbell University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences students. It came in at #9 on the list. Campbell is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Buies Creek.

The average amount in student loans that pharmacy majors at Campbell take out is $136,070. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $1,575, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences programs. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, UC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, pharmacy graduates from UC carry an average student debtload of $108,183. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,260.

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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 23 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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