Riverside, CA (population: 302,653) has three pharmacy schools within its city limits. Kaplan College-Riverside, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 846. It is the 2888th highest ranked school in the USA and the 282nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Pharmacy students from Riverside 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 740 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $22,380. Pharmacists in this area earn $118,110/yr and there are 2,000 employed.
Riverside lies in Riverside county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Riverside are held by pharmacists, and 1/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 3 pharmacy schools in Riverside, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American College of Healthcare comes out as the most expensive ($30,492/yr) for pharmacy students, with Intercoast Colleges as the lowest, reported at only $20,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Riverside|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||15.2 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||15.8 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||19.2 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||20.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||21.5 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||23.9 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||27.0 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||30.2 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||31.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||33.0 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||33.2 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||34.0 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||34.8 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||35.2 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||35.4 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||35.4 miles|