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Top 20 in the US, Top in Tennessee

UTHSC's College of Pharmacy is a top 20 US pharmacy school with campuses in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. With renowned faculty and impactful clinical research, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy is at the forefront of developing leaders in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice, and pharmaceutical sciences who can make a difference in human health locally, nationally, and internationally. Ranked #6 in National Institutes of Health funding and number 3 nationally for the number of residents matched for PGY1 and PGY2. The College's goal is to improve health and patient care beyond Tennessee.

100% of 2023 job seeking grads were licensed and working as pharmacists 3 months after graduation
85% of the Class of 2023 had professional job offers before graduation day
Ranked #3 in the US, and number 1 in Tenn. in 2024 for number of residents matched for PGY1 and PGY2
Affordable tuition: $22,706 for Tennessee residents; $27,785 for out-of-state residents
Top 20 among 140+ US doctor of pharmacy programs
76 students matched for PGY1 residency in 2024
#6 for NIH funding among 140+ US doctor of pharmacy programs
6,000+ College of Pharmacy alumni in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico


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Students walk out of pharmacy building in Memphis.


In addition to its PharmD degree program, UTHSC offers various pathways to obtain dual degrees, including PharmD/PhD, PharmD/MBA, and PharmD/MPH. UTHSC College of Pharmacy also provides certificate programs in Nuclear Pharmacy, Health Informatics, and Rural Health, which further enhance its graduates' practical knowledge and skills. Graduates from these programs are equipped with superior practical knowledge and skills to succeed in practice settings, residencies, or industry.


UTHSC College of Pharmacy, established in 1898, has consistently been ranked as the top pharmacy college in Tennessee. The college is committed to teaching and innovating to prepare the next generation of pharmacy professionals for dynamic practice environments. 

Students walk out of pharmacy building.

Some notable achievements of the college include:

    • Ranked 19th nationwide and a Best Grad School for Pharmacy in 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.
    • Affiliated with several reputable teaching hospitals such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Methodist University Hospital, Regional One Health, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, UT Medical Center Knoxville, St. Thomas Hospital Nashville, Vanderbilt Hospital, VA Hospitals.
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for eight years, up to 2031.
    • Ranked 6th in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    • Over a century of experience in educating pharmacists in Tennessee, serving as the state's flagship health science research institution.

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May 15, 2024