U of MN College Of Pharmacy Ranks Second In Nation

U.S.News & World Report rankings reflect peer assessments of the program
Mar. 16, 2016

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy ranked second in this year’s U.S.News and World Report’s ranking of pharmacy schools. The college moved up one spot from its third place ranking in 2012, the last time U.S.News ranked pharmacy schools. The rankings are based upon the results of peer assessment surveys sent to leaders in pharmacy schools across the country.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the very best pharmacy schools in the nation. This ranking reflects our exceptional work, dedication and high standards our students, faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy set for themselves and their colleagues,” said Marilyn Speedie, dean. “Cutting-edge research by world-renown faculty enhances our excellent education program.”

The University of Minnesota has the only college of pharmacy in the state, and offers its doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Faculty researchers in the college are known for their expertise in drug design, delivery, therapy and policy.

The college enrolls 640 doctor of pharmacy students in the four-year professional program and offers five graduate programs to 120 graduate students, along with several post-doctoral fellowships.

“The ranking of the college among the top in the country further supports our excellent work by attracting outstanding faculty and students,” Speedie said. “Every day our researchers and students find new ways to improve the health of Minnesotans.”


The College of Pharmacy, pharm@umn.edu


The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, the only school of pharmacy in Minnesota, offers its program on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Founded in 1892, the College of Pharmacy educates pharmacists and scientists and engages in research and practice to improve the health of the people of Minnesota and society. The college is part of the Academic Health Center, which is home to the University of Minnesota’s six health professional schools and colleges as well as several health-related centers and institutes.