Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has three pharmacy schools within its city limits. Daymar College-Louisville, the highest ranked school in the city with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 509. It is the 4418th highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Pharmacy students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 50 employed pharmacy aides earning an average salary of $21,310. Pharmacists in this area earn $104,240/yr and there are 1,280 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.147 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by pharmacists, and 0.080/1000 are held by pharmacy aides.
Of the 3 pharmacy schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Daymar College-Louisville comes out as the most expensive ($21,786/yr) for pharmacy students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|