KU School of Pharmacy lowers nonresident tuition
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has lowered its nonresident tuition $50,000 over the course of its four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. The tuition reduction applies to first-year pharmacy students admitted during the current academic year and beyond.
Over the course of the four-year Pharm.D. program, tuition for nonresident students is now $133,378. The cost of pharmacy tuition for Kansas residents is $106,579.
“In an era when the health care of Kansans is being negatively affected by a shortage of pharmacists, we hope this tuition adjustment for out-of-state students will provide more opportunity for aspiring pharmacists to pursue their career goals and meet the needs of patients across our state,” said Ronald Ragan, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “We need to encourage more talented students to enroll in pharmacy school, and cost is certainly one factor that can influence that decision. I’m optimistic that lowering our tuition for nonresident students will increase our enrollment and grow our workforce in Kansas.”
Ragan noted that KU offers one of the country’s top Pharm.D. programs and is also well known for its history of research, discovery and drug development. KU pharmacy students taking the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) for the first time last year passed at a rate of 91%, ranking them 13th nationally. It was an increase of 5% over the previous year and well above the national average of 79%.
The KU School of Pharmacy is currently accepting applications through June 1 for the fall 2024 semester. For more information on enrollment, visit the pharmacy school website.