Pharmacy Schools in Missouri - 2024

Pharmacists are in a constant demand in Missouri to play vital roles in the pharmaceutical industry. Retail pharmacies are the largest employers of pharmacists in the state. As of 2021, there are 7,160 pharmacists working in the state, drawing an average salary of $121,870. To become a pharmacist, you must complete a Doctor of Pharmacy program from any of the accredited pharmacy schools in Missouri. Additionally, you are required to earn the licensure by passing the NAPLEX.

2024 Ranking of ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Schools in Missouri

#1. University of Missouri

Ranking Score: 88.23%
Location: Kansas City
Accreditation: ACPE

University of Missouri NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate

#2. St Louis College of Pharmacy

Ranking Score: 83.80%
Location: Saint Louis
Accreditation: ACPE

St Louis College of Pharmacy NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate

Licensure - Passing the NAPLEX and MPJE

To become a licensed pharmacist you must submit an application to the state board of pharmacy along with an application fee. After the board approves your application you are required to take and pass the NAPLEX and MPJE exam through the NABP site.

Missouri Pharm. D. Graduates NAPLEX Performance (2018-2021)

In the last four years, graduates in the state have done quite well on the NAPLEX. While, in 2018, 90.17% graduates passed it on first attempt, in 2021, 85.50% managed a first attempt pass. The number of graduates taking the exam, on the other hand has gone up, with 133 more candidates in 2021 as compared to 2021.

School Location 2018 2019 2020 2021
#Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass %
University of Missouri Kansas City 135 93.33% 148 85.00% 133 93.00% 143 85.00%
St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis 216 87.00% 243 79.00% 95 83.00% 218 86.00%
Overall Missouri NAPLEX Performance 351 90.17% 391 82.00% 228 88.00% 361 85.50%

Pharmacist Salary in Missouri

On an average a pharmacist salary in MI is $121,870, which is higher than the national average of $126,690. While the highest salaries come from Cape Girardeau, the lowest are paid in Jefferson City. If you plan to work part-time, expect to earn a salary of $58.59 per hour.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pharmacist Job Outlook in Missouri

The employment outlook for pharmacists in Missouri is -1.53% for a 10 year period of 2020 to 2030. Each year 260 jobs will open up to fill replacement as well as new positions. St. Louis hires the highest number of pharmacists in the state.

2020 Employment2030 EmploymentGrowthProjected Annual Job Openings (New + Replacement)
Source: Career One Stop

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