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Drake pharmacy program ties for fourth

Drake pharmacy program ties for fourth

Drake University’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 Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The magazine’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.

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

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.

For more information about the college, visit its website.