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Academic Pharmacy's Vital Statistics 

Institutions and Programs

  • As of July 2016, there are 136 U.S.-based colleges and schools of pharmacy with accredited (full or candidate status) professional degree programs and 3 schools with precandidate status. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits programs.
  • Seventy-two (72) colleges and schools of pharmacy are in private institutions and sixty-seven (67) are in publicly supported universities.
  • One hundred and thirty-nine (139) colleges and schools will offer the Pharm.D. as a first professional degree and eight (8) colleges and schools will offer the Pharm.D. as a post-B.S. degree in fall 2016.
  • Seventy-eight (78) colleges and schools will offer graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences at the M.S. and/or Ph.D. level in fall 2016.
  • In fall 2015, there were 6,292 full-time and 286 part-time pharmacy faculty members at 133 colleges and schools of pharmacy. 
  • For fiscal year 2014-15, national mean reported pharmacy school revenues were $28.0 million and median revenues were $18.9 million.  The top reported source of revenue was tuition and fees.

  • For fiscal year 2014-15, national mean reported pharmacy school expenditures were $19.7 million and median expenditures were $13.9 million.  The top reported expenditure category was non-capital operational expenditures.

Student Pharmacists

  • First professional degree enrollment ranged from 32 to 2,031 students per college or school in fall 2015.

  • Total first professional degree enrollment was 63,460 in fall 2015.

  • The number of students already holding a B.S. in pharmacy and enrolled in Pharm.D. programs was 936 in fall 2015.

  • Of the total number of students enrolled in first professional degree programs for fall 2015, 61.4 percent were women and 13.6 percent were underrepresented minority students.

  • Professional student pharmacist enrollments decreased slightly compared to fall 2014. Enrollments in fall 2015 decreased 0.7 from the previous year.

  • Attrition estimates (tracking enrollees through to graduation) over the past five years have averaged 10.8 percent per class.

  • Total fall 2015 full-time graduate student enrollment was 4,421 (3,294 students in Ph.D. programs and 1,127 in M.S. programs). Women accounted for 49.8 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 2014-15, 13,994 first professional degrees in pharmacy were awarded: 61.6 percent to females and 39.4 percent to males. In addition, 273 post-B.S. Pharm.D. degrees were awarded.

  • In 2014-15, 561 Ph.D. degrees were awarded (55.6 percent to males, 44.4 percent to females), representing a 0.7 percent decrease from 2013-2014. M.S. degrees awarded decreased 7.1 percent from 775 in 2013-14 to 720 (45.3 percent to males, 54.7 percent to females) in 2014-2015.

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 139 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 (139):

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)
Marshall B. Ketchum 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
Larkin Health Sciences Institute (FL)*

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)
High Point 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
Medical University of South Carolina

Presbyterian College (SC)

University of South Carolina
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
Texas at Tyler, 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

* Inaugural class anticipated in Fall 2016


Pharm.D. degree as a post-B.S. in pharmacy degree (8)*:

Western University of Health Sciences (CA)
Colorado, University of (CO)
Howard University (DC)
Florida, University of
Idaho State University
MCPHS University-Boston
Campbell University (NC)
Shenandoah University (VA)

*Eight of these schools anticipate offering the Pharm.D. as a post-B.S. in pharmacy degree in Fall 2016

Last updated on: 9/13/2016 4:14 PM 

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