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Academic Pharmacy's Vital Statistics 

Institutions and Programs

  • As of January 2015, there are 130 U.S.-based colleges and schools of pharmacy with accredited (full or candidate status) professional degree programs and 4 schools with precandidate status. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits programs.
  • Seventy (70) colleges and schools of pharmacy are in private institutions and sixty-four (64) are in publicly supported universities.
  • One hundred and thirty-four (134) colleges and schools will offer the Pharm.D. as a first professional degree and ten (10) colleges and schools will offer the Pharm.D. as a post-B.S. degree in fall 2015.
  • Seventy-two (72) colleges and schools will offer graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences at the M.S. and/or Ph.D. level in fall 2014.
  • In fall 2014, there were 6,334 full-time and 292 part-time pharmacy faculty members at 131 colleges and schools of pharmacy. 
  • For fiscal year 2012-13, national mean reported pharmacy school revenues were $27,691,577 and median revenues were $20,759,538.  The top reported source of revenue was tuition and fees.

  • For fiscal year 2012-13, national mean reported pharmacy school expenditures were $18,822,753 and median expenditures were $13,845,420.  The top reported expenditure category was regular faculty salary expenditures.

Student Pharmacists

  • First professional degree enrollment ranged from 82 to 2,063 students per college or school in fall 2013. Institutions reported an average application to enrollment rate of 5.6:1 for admission in fall 2013.

  • Total first professional degree enrollment was 62,743 in fall 2013.

  • The number of students already holding a B.S. in pharmacy and enrolled in Pharm.D. programs was 1,118 in fall 2013.

  • Of the total number of students enrolled in first professional degree programs for fall 2013, 61.2 percent were women and 11.9 percent were underrepresented minority students.

  • Professional student pharmacist enrollments have continued to rise for thirteen consecutive years. Annual increases were 4.1 in fall 2001, 8.4 percent in fall 2002, 10.7 percent in fall 2003, 5.1 percent in fall 2004, 6.0 percent in fall 2005, 4.4 percent in fall 2006, 4.3 percent in fall 2007, 3.9 percent in fall 2008, 3.8 percent in fall 2009, 3.9 percent in fall 2010, 3.6 percent in fall 2011, 4.5 percent in fall 2012, and 2.9 percent in fall 2013. 

  • Attrition estimates (tracking enrollees through to graduation) over the past five years have averaged 10.7 percent per class.

  • Total fall 2013 full-time graduate student enrollment was 4,164 (3,094 students in Ph.D. programs and 1,070 in M.S. programs). Women accounted for 48.6 percent of full-time graduate students. U.S.-educated pharmacists made up 10.3 percent of the total full-time Ph.D. enrollment for whom source of degree were reported.

  • In 2012-13, 13,207 first professional degrees in pharmacy were awarded: 61.7 percent to females and 38.3 percent to males. In addition, 344 post-B.S. Pharm.D. degrees were awarded.

  • In 2012-13, 589 Ph.D. degrees were awarded (49.7 percent to males, 50.3 percent to females), representing a 18.5 percent increase from 2011-2012. M.S. degrees awarded decreased 3.8 percent from 681 in 2011-12 to 655 (40.5 percent to males, 59.5 percent to females) in 2012-2013.

Sources: AACP's institutional, faculty and student databases track on an annual basis the status of pharmacy's academic enterprise. Data in "Academic Pharmacy's Vital Statistics" are reflective of the Association's Profile of Pharmacy Faculty and Profile of Pharmacy Students.

Programs in Pharmacy

The following inventory represents accredited programs that have student enrollments at 134 U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. To ascertain the current accreditation status of each program, contact the individual college or school, or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603. Telephone: 312-664‑3575.

Pharm.D. as first professional degree (134):

Auburn University (AL)
Samford University (AL)
Midwestern University/Glendale (AZ)
Arizona, The University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of
Harding University (AR)
California Health Sciences University
California Northstate University
Chapman University (CA)*

Keck Graduate Institute (CA)

Loma Linda University (CA)
Touro University California (CA)
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
Pacific, University of the (CA)
Southern California, University of
West Coast University (CA)

Western University of Health Sciences (CA)
Regis University (CO)

Colorado, University of 
University of Saint Joseph (CT)
Connecticut, University of
Howard University (DC)
Florida A&M University
Nova Southeastern University (FL)
Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
Florida, University of
South Florida, University of

Mercer University (GA)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus (GA)
South University (GA)
Georgia, The University of
Hawaii at Hilo, University of (HI)
Idaho State University
Chicago State University (IL)
Midwestern University/Downers Grove (IL)
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (IL)
Roosevelt University (IL)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Illinois at Chicago, University of

Butler University (IN)
Manchester  College (IN)
Purdue University (IN)
Drake University (IA)
Iowa, The University of
Kansas, The University of
Kentucky, University of
Sullivan University (KY)
Louisiana at Monroe, The University of
Xavier University of Louisiana
Husson University (ME)
New England, University of (ME)

Notre Dame of Maryland University (MD)
Maryland, University of
Maryland Eastern Shore, University of

MCPHS University-Boston (MA)
MCPHS University-Worcester (MA)
Northeastern University (MA)
Western New England
University (MA)
Ferris State University (MI)
Michigan, University of
Wayne State University (MI)
Minnesota, University of
Mississippi, The University of
St. Louis College of Pharmacy (MO)
Missouri-Kansas City, University of
Montana, The University of
Creighton University (NE)
Nebraska Medical Center, University of
Roseman University of Health Sciences (NV)
Fairleigh Dickinson Univeristy (NJ)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (NJ)
New Mexico, The University of
D'Youville College (NY)

Long Island University (NY)
St. John Fisher College (NY)
St. John’s University (NY)
Touro College of Pharmacy - New York
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (NY)
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (NY)
Campbell University (NC)
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of
Wingate University (NC)
North Dakota State University
Cedarville University (OH)

Northeast Ohio Medical University
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
Cincinnati, University of (OH)
Findlay, The University of (OH)
Toledo, The University of (OH)
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma, The University of
Oregon State University
Pacific University Oregon
Duquesne University (PA)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (PA)
University of the Sciences (PA)
Temple University (PA)
Pittsburgh, University of (PA)
Thomas Jefferson University (PA)
Wilkes University (PA)
Puerto Rico, University of
Rhode Island, The University of
Presbyterian College (SC)

South Carolina College of Pharmacy#
South Dakota State University
Belmont University (TN)
East Tennessee State University
Lipscomb University (TN)
South College (TN)

Union University (TN)
Tennessee, The University of
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Texas Southern University
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Houston, University of (TX)
Incarnate Word, University of the (TX)
North Texas, University of
Texas at Austin, The University of
Utah, The University of
Hampton University (VA)
Shenandoah University (VA)
Appalachian College of Pharmacy (VA)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington, University of
Washington State University
Marshall University (WV)
Charleston, University of (WV)
West Virginia University
Concordia University Wisconsin (WI)
Wisconsin-Madison, University of
Wyoming, University of
Lebanese American University

# Medical University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina merged to become the South Carolina College of Pharmacy
* Inaugural class anticipated in Fall 2015

Pharm.D. degree as a post-B.S. in pharmacy degree (14)*:

Western University of Health Sciences (CA)
Colorado, University of (CO)
Howard University (DC)
Nova Southeastern University (FL)
Florida, University of
Idaho State University
Purdue University (IN)
MCPHS University-Boston
Creighton University (NE)
Campbell University (NC)
North Dakota State University
Oklahoma, The University of
Shenandoah University (VA)
Virginia Commonwealth University

*10 of these schools anticipate offering the Pharm.D. as a post-B.S. in pharmacy degree in Fall 2015

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