Located in St. Louis, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy is responsible for most pharmacists in the area. Three out of four pharmacists have graduated from this school. It handles about 1,200 students and it is privately owned.

The college has been established in 1864 and represents the oldest pharmacy school in Missouri. It is known for grabbing students’ right from the high school classrooms. It also has a large urban campus for students who do not live in St. Louis.

The tuition costs mostly depend on the program and the accommodation. Students are usually required to pay $800 per credit. Normally, the yearly costs go up to more than $23,000. On site accommodation will also add to the costs, as well as several other fees for services.

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy has built most of its reputation by actually inviting students over. Many of them get there straight from high school. Today, around 75% of all pharmacists in St. Louis have graduated from this institution.

The doctorate of pharmacy is the most important program. There are around 208 hours on each semester and they spread over six years of study. Starting with the fall of 2014, the college will also bring in a seven year program for pre-professional and professional degrees.

Website: http://www.stlcop.edu/