Welcome to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Institutional Research and Assessment page. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is committed to continual quality improvement. The College's Assessment Office provides information to support planning and decision making, as well as providing college data to the University, accrediting organizations, and the public at large.
Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited 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.
(Program with Candidacy Status) The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
The first-time NAPLEX pass rate for the Drake PharmD class of 2016 was 93.3%*. (*First among midwest privates and well above the national average of 85%)
The on-time graduation rate for the Drake PharmD class of 2017 was 96.3%.
A full 46 percent of 2017 Drake PharmD graduates were accepted to a competitive residency program.
For additional information, please contact:
Charles R. Phillips
Assistant Dean of Assessment