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College of Pharmacy Ties for Fifth Among Private Institutions in 2009 US News Rankings

July 15, 2009
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Drake University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences improved its
score to 2.7 and tied for fifth place among private institutions in the
2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate
Schools."

The magazine's Top Pharmacy Program rankings have been updated for the first time since 2005, when Drake had a score of 2.6.  

In
the overall rankings, which are dominated by large, public research
institutions, Drake ranks 51st. U.S. News ranked 66 pharmacy programs
and listed 39 other programs that were not ranked.  

"Drake
is committed to having an excellent professional program ranked highly
among our peer institutions across the country," said Raylene Rospond,
dean of the college. "The improved score demonstrates our commitment to
continuous quality improvement."

For additional information about the rankings, visit the U.S. News Web site.

The
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides an intellectually
stimulating learning environment with collaborative learning among
students, faculty and staff. Graduates are liberally educated
professionals who are dedicated to serving their clients, patients,
profession, and community. The college emphasizes excellence and
leadership in professional education, service and scholarship.