Pharmacy Schools in Missouri - 2021

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 2020, there are 6,400 pharmacists working in the state, drawing an average salary of $127,430. 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.

2021 Ranking of ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Schools in Missouri

#1. University of Missouri

Ranking Score: 90.99%
Location: Kansas City
Accreditation: ACPE

University of Missouri NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate
2017 123 89.43%
2018 135 93.33%
2019 148 85.14%
2020 130 94.60%



#2. St Louis College of Pharmacy

Ranking Score: 84.41%
Location: Saint Louis
Accreditation: ACPE

St Louis College of Pharmacy NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate
2017 209 88.04%
2018 216 87.04%
2019 224 82.14%
2020 93 83.90%



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 (2017-2020)

In the last four years, graduates in the state have done quite well on the NAPLEX. While, in 2016, 80.70% graduates passed it on first attempt, in 2019, 83.60% managed a first attempt pass. The number of graduates taking the exam, on the other hand has gone up, with 49 more candidates in 2019 as compared to 2016.

School Location 2017 2018 2019 2020
#Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass %
University of Missouri Kansas City 123 89.43% 135 93.33% 148 85.14% 130 94.60%
St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis 209 88.04% 216 87.04% 224 82.14% 93 83.90%
Overall Missouri NAPLEX Performance 332 88.74% 351 90.19% 372 83.64% 223 89.25%



Pharmacist Salary in Missouri

On an average a pharmacist salary in MI is $127,430, which is higher than the national average of $125,510. While the highest salaries come from St. Joseph, the lowest are paid in Kansas City. If you plan to work part-time, expect to earn a salary of $61.26 per hour.

TypeSalary
Hourly$61.26
Monthly$10,620
Annual$127,430
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



Pharmacist Job Outlook in Missouri

The employment outlook for pharmacists in Missouri is 2.73% for a 10 year period of 2018 to 2028. During this period 170 pharmacists will be added to the workforce. Each year 300 jobs will open up to fill replacement as well as new positions. St. Louis hires the highest number of pharmacists in the state.

2016 Employment2026 EmploymentGrowthProjected Annual Job Openings (New + Replacement)
NumberPercent
6,2306,4001702.73%300
Source: Career One Stop



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