Pharmacy Technician Review recognizes Purdue College of Pharmacy as best in U.S.

October 18, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University College of Pharmacy earned the top spot in Pharmacy Technician Review's inaugural list of the top 75 pharmacy schools in the United States.

"The continued recognition that Purdue's College of Pharmacy earns is a reflection of the excellence of our faculty and the quality of our students," said Craig Svensson, dean of the College of Pharmacy. "We strive to prepare our students to be future leaders in the field with a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of pharmaceutical science and rich experiences in emerging trends and technology. Rankings like that of Pharmacy Technician Review affirm that we are providing our students with the education and support they need to succeed."

The rankings were based on the criteria of academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, size and scope of the pharmacy school class, and value as it relates to tuition. Pharmacy Technician Review evaluated more than 100 pharmacy programs and obtained its data from publicly available sources.

The list cited Purdue's history of high rankings in surveys of the top pharmacy schools and the college's offering of "more pharmacy programs than just about any other school in the U.S." The citation listed the prepharmacy program; bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences; master's degrees in pharmacy administration, clinical pharmacy or regulatory and quality compliance; doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.)/doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) dual degrees; certificates in nuclear pharmacy and regulatory and quality compliance; and doctor of philosophy degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences.  It also highlighted that the college serves as an accreditation council for pharmacy education continuing education provider.

Pharmacy Technician Review is an online resource for those interested in careers as pharmacy technicians. It organizes state-specific information including licensing and training requirements, information about the field and information about pharmacy programs. 

Writer: Elizabeth K. Gardner, 765-494-2081,  

Source: Craig Svensson, 765-494-1368,

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