Valparaiso, IN has twenty-six pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Purdue University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 41,052. It is the 81st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about pharmacy programs in Valparaiso, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of pharmacy professors at Purdue University such as Donald Bergstrom, Teresa Carvajal, Stanley Hem, Gregory Knipp, Cynthia Koh-Knox, and Tom Wilson.
Pharmacy students from Valparaiso 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.
Valparaiso lies in Porter county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Gary Metropolitan area has 266,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $18.71/hr average worker wage, and a $38,920 average annual salary.
Of the 26 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Valparaiso, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nothwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($26,938/yr) for pharmacy students, with Joliet Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $4,130/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Valparaiso|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||18.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||26.2 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||29.6 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||29.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||32.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||34.5 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||36.5 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||38.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||40.4 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||41.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||43.4 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||45.3 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.4 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||48.7 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||50.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||54.5 miles|