Iowa contains five schools that offer pharmacy programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking pharmacy school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 pharmacy schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr), with Western Iowa Tech Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,768/yr.
Pharmacy students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are employed pharmacy aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,610. Pharmacists in this state earn $92,380/yr and there are 3,180 employed.
Also, within the pharmacy schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from pharmacy, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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