First professional degree enrollment ranged from 27 to 2,028 students per college or school in fall 2012. Institutions reported an average application to enrollment rate of 6.4:1 for admission in fall 2012.
Total first professional degree enrollment was 61,275 in fall 2012.
The number of students already holding a B.S. in pharmacy and enrolled in Pharm.D. programs was 1,260 in fall 2012.
Of the total number of students enrolled in first professional degree programs for fall 2012, 61.0 percent were women and 12.4 percent were underrepresented minority students.
Professional student pharmacist enrollments have continued to rise for twelve 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, and 4.5 percent in fall 2012.
Attrition estimates (tracking enrollees through to graduation) over the past five years have averaged 10.7 percent per class.
Total fall 2012 full-time graduate student enrollment was 4,266 (3,266 students in Ph.D. programs and 1,000 in M.S. programs). Women accounted for 50.3 percent of full-time graduate students. U.S.-educated pharmacists made up 7.7 percent of the total full-time Ph.D. enrollment for whom source of degree were reported.
In 2011-12, 12,719 first professional degrees in pharmacy were awarded: 61.2 percent to females and 38.8 percent to males. In addition, 444 post-B.S. Pharm.D. degrees were awarded.
In 2011-12, 497 Ph.D. degrees were awarded (55.3 percent to males, 44.7 percent to females), representing a 5.5 percent increase from 2010-2011. M.S. degrees awarded decreased 17.2 percent from 822 in 2010-11 to 681 (43.8 percent to males, 56.2 percent to females) in 2011-2012.
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.
The following inventory represents accredited programs that have student enrollments at 129 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 (129):
Auburn University (AL)Samford University (AL)Midwestern University/Glendale (AZ)Arizona, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Harding University (AR)Loma Linda University (CA)Touro University California (CA)University of California, San DiegoUniversity of California, San FranciscoCalifornia Northstate UniversityPacific, University of the (CA) Southern California, University of 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 UniversityNova Southeastern University (FL)Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL) Florida, University ofSouth Florida, University ofMercer University (GA)Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus (GA)South University (GA) Georgia, The University ofHawaii 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 EdwardsvilleIllinois at Chicago, University ofButler 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 ofXavier University of LouisianaHusson University (ME)New England, University of (ME)Notre Dame of Maryland University (MD)Maryland, University ofMaryland Eastern Shore, University ofMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Boston Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-WorcesterNortheastern 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 ofD'Youville College (NY)Long Island University (NY) St. John Fisher College (NY)St. John’s University (NY)Touro College of Pharmacy - New YorkUniversity 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 UniversityCedarville University (OH)* Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityOhio Northern UniversityThe Ohio State University Cincinnati, University of (OH)Findlay, The University of (OH)Toledo, The University of (OH)Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma, The University of Oregon State UniversityPacific University OregonDuquesne 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 UniversityBelmont University (TN)East Tennessee State UniversityLipscomb University (TN)South College (TN)*Union University (TN)Tennessee, The University of Texas A&M Health Science CenterTexas Southern University Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterHouston, University of (TX) Incarnate Word, University of the (TX)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 ofWashington State University Marshall University (WV)*Charleston, University of (WV)West Virginia UniversityConcordia 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 2012
Pharm.D. degree as a post-B.S. in pharmacy degree (21)*:
Western University of Health Sciences (CA)Colorado, University of (CO)Howard University (DC)Nova Southeastern University (FL)Florida, University ofIdaho State UniversityPurdue University (IN)Kansas, The University of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-BostonMontana, The University ofCreighton University (NE)New Mexico, The University ofCampbell University (NC)North Dakota State University Ohio Northern UniversityThe Ohio State UniversityOklahoma, The University ofShenandoah University (VA)Virginia Commonwealth UniversityWashington, University ofLebanese American University
*11 of these schools anticipate offering the Pharm.D. as a post-B.S. in pharmacy degree in Fall 2013