Ohio State College of Pharmacy improves national ranking to fourth among all schools of pharmacy according to U.S. News & World Report

April 9, 2024
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The Ohio State College of Pharmacy ranks first in the state and fourth in the nation among all schools of pharmacy according to U.S. News & World Report. This latest ranking, which was released on April 9, 2024, continues the college’s more than a decade-long tradition as a top 10 ranked program, which was previously ranked seventh in 2020.  

“The recognition by our peer schools is a demonstration of the outstanding work being done by our faculty, staff and students to improve medication-related health outcomes,” said Ohio State College of Pharmacy Dean Deanna L. Kroetz, PhD, BS Pharm. “Kudos to Henry Mann and his leadership team, whose vision led to this improvement in rankings.”

Since the last ranking, the college has continued to refine its PharmD curriculum, ensuring students are prepared to practice at the top of their license upon graduation. The PharmD Class of 2023 outperformed the national average passage rates for both the NAPLEX and MPJE licensure exams, with 93.1% (compared to the national average of 78.6%) and 90.9% (compared to the national average of 74.4%) respectively. The Class of 2023’s ASHP residency match rate was 93%. 

Additionally, the college has received nearly $60 million in research awards over the past five years. In 2023, the college was named the only school of pharmacy in the nation to have twice received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for dedication to addressing unmet needs through education, practice and research (2023 and 2017).

“Ohio State sits at the center of pharmacy practice change and drug discovery and development,” said Dean Kroetz. “I look forward to building on this momentum as we continue working on the college’s next strategic plan.”

U.S. News & World Report Methodology: 

U.S. News & World Report rankings for schools of pharmacy are conducted every four years and are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators and/or faculty at accredited degree programs. Respondents rate the academic quality of programs on a scale of one (marginal) to five (outstanding). Only fully accredited programs in good standing during the survey period are ranked. The schools with the highest average scores appear in the rankings sorted in descending order.

About The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy 

Established in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is a global leader in pharmaceutical education, research, and clinical practice. As part of one of the most comprehensive health science campuses in the nation, the college is home to world-class faculty, dedicated researchers and top-notch students who are leading the way in patient care outcomes. The college’s professional program is currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report