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School of Pharmacy

Accreditation Status

The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences School’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been given the status of Accredited with Probation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX, 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org, for partial or non-compliance with the following standards: Standard No. 8: Organization and Governance; Standard No. 11: Interprofessional Education (IPE); Standard No. 18: Faculty and Staff—Quantitative Factors; and Standard No. 23: Financial Resources. For an explanation of the program’s Accredited with Probation status, consult the Office of the Dean or ACPE

The accreditation status of the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s School of Pharmacy was affirmed through June 30, 2022; however, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) placed the School on probation on July 11, 2017 due to issues with four of the twenty-five standards. These standards address the organizational structure of our program, financial resources, quantity of faculty, and interprofessional education. 

Since notification of ACPE’s decision, the following steps have been taken, many of which were in progress prior to receiving the notification:

It’s important to note that none of these standards are related to the curriculum or clinical rotations, the quality of our faculty, or progression rates, and that our status will next be considered by ACPE at their January 2018 meeting.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), with the most recent re-affirmation occurring in 2009 for a 10-year term. For more information about SACS, please visit sacscoc.org.

On-time Graduation Rates

Graduation Year = 2017
Matriculation = 2013

Graduation Year = 2016
Matriculation = 2012

Graduation Year = 2015
Matriculation - 2011

NAPLEX Pass rate for first-time takers

Calendar Year Number Candidates Pass Rate
2016 94 75.5%
2015 82 89.0%
2014 71 88.7%
2013 41 92.7%
2012 89 91.0%

PCOA Results

2017 PCOA Results

Practice settings post-graduation

Graduation Year % of Applicants to Match PGY1 PGY2 Institutional Community
2017 80% 14% 2% 100%  
2016   9%   89% 11%
2015   14% 2%    
2014   15% 3%    
2013   17%