In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a pharmacy degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,447 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

24% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,805 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,994 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

1% below average compared to other degrees

What do pharmacy graduates earn?

Pharmacy students make an average of $111,663 per year after graduation. This is 67% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

19% of pharmacy graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 111,663 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 98% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

6% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular pharmacy schools in the US

There are 34 schools in the US that offer a pharmacy degree. The pharmacy schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-San Diego, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and University of Southern California. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in pharmacy per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
Northeastern University$49,497
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$9,005

Top US schools for a pharmacy degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering pharmacy degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Southern California16%$54,259
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill24%$9,005
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
Northeastern University27%$49,497
University of California-San Diego34%$14,018
Hampton University36%$25,441
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
University of Maryland Eastern Shore39%$8,042
Binghamton University40%$9,523
Howard University41%$25,697

Cheapest US schools for a pharmacy degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a pharmacy degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
University of Wyoming$5,217
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University$5,785
University of Florida$6,381
University of South Florida-Main Campus$6,410
Southwestern Oklahoma State University$7,005
The University of Montana$7,063
Idaho State University$7,166
University of New Mexico-Main Campus$7,448
University of Hawaii at Hilo$7,648
Marshall University$7,798

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