Alabama contains nine schools that offer pharmacy programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking pharmacy school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 pharmacy schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville as the lowest recorded at only $7,211/yr.
Pharmacy students from Alabama schools who go on to become pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy professionals, pharmacist in charges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 267,860 people working as pharmacists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $106,630. Also, Pharmacy aides make on average $22,330 per year and there are about 52,230 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 720 employed pharmacy aides earning an average yearly salary of $19,190. Pharmacists in this state earn $115,060/yr and there are 4,550 employed.
Also, within the pharmacy schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from pharmacy, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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