Takoma Park, MD has fifteen pharmacy schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pharmacy program, has a total student population of 10,573. It is the 168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of District Of Columbia (#1 is George Washington University).
Pharmacy students from Takoma Park 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.
Of the 15 pharmacy schools with a 100-mile radius of Takoma Park, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr) for pharmacy students, with Hagerstown Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,465/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Takoma Park|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||7.4 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||8.1 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||8.7 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||11.0 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||17.1 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||22.3 miles|