Drake Universityâ€™s pharmacy program, part of the College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences, improved its score to 2.9 and tied for fourth place
among private institutions in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s â€œAmericaâ€™s Best Graduate Schools.â€
The magazineâ€™s Top Pharmacy Program rankings have been updated for
the first time since 2008, when Drake had a score of 2.7 and tied for
fifth place among private institutions.
In the overall rankings, which are dominated by large, public
research institutions, Drake improved its ranking to 43rd from 51st. U.S. News ranked 87 pharmacy programs and listed 37 other programs that were not ranked.
â€œDrake is committed to having an excellent professional program
ranked highly among our peer institutions across the country,â€ says
Raylene Rospond, dean of the college. â€œThe improved score demonstrates
our commitment to continuous quality improvement.â€
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.