Ohio State remains a top-ranked program by U.S. News & World Report


March 17, 2020

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The Ohio State College of Pharmacy ranks first in the state and seventh in the nation among all schools of pharmacy according to U.S. News & World Report. This latest ranking, which was released on March 17, 2020, continues the college’s more than a decade-long trend as a top 10 ranked program.

“We consistently strive for excellence and to provide a quality education for our future pharmacists. I am proud of this ranking and to be recognized for the work we are doing here,” says College of Pharmacy dean Henry J. Mann, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP.

Since the last ranking in 2016, the College of Pharmacy has implemented an improved Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum; upgraded its physical spaces by renovating its Integrated Patient Care Laboratory and renovating numerous research laboratories; and over the last four years, has recorded the highest NIH funding and total research funding in the history of the college.

The college’s outreach has also fueled exciting initiatives. In 2017, Ohio State received the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). This accolade is presented annually to one college or school of pharmacy demonstrating a major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice, and research. In addition, the college’s Generation Rx prescription drug misuse program, the Partner for Promotion program and corporate partnerships with local pharmacies have all helped the college effect change throughout the profession of pharmacy.

“We have recently updated the college’s strategic plan and announced our next campaign,” Mann said. These initiatives will continue to propel the college forward and provide a roadmap for stronger partnerships spanning both clinical practice and research endeavors – ultimately, they will help us fulfill our mission of advancing the pharmacy profession and patient-centered care across Ohio and around the globe through innovative teaching and practice, ground-breaking research, and transformative outreach and engagement.”

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 seventh in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at pharmacy.osu.edu.