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Assessment and Accreditation

The College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions uses a variety of assessment strategies to ensure quality and facilitate improvement in teaching, research, and service. In that regard, the College has developed a Comprehensive Evaluation Plan. This plan includes curricular assessment for the Pharm.D. program, evaluation of achievement of the College’s overall mission, and tracking progress on strategic goals. Our assessment activities are led by the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and the Program Assessment Committee comprised of faculty and students.

Academic Programs Staff

Program Quality Indicators

Pass Rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)

ClassTotal Number of First Time Test TakersPass Rate for First Time Test Takers
2019*7697.4%
201877100%
20177398.6%
20167698.7%
201582100%
20147698.7%

*2019 results shown are partial results based on the number of graduates taking the NAPLEX in the second trimester.

On-time Graduation Rate

ClassNumber AdmittedNumber Graduated on TimePercent Graduated on Time
2019817491.4%
2018807593.8%
2017807290%
2016807695%
2015807998.8%
2014807593.8%

Graduates Entering Residencies

ClassNumber of GraduatesNumber Entering ResidenciesPercent Entering Residencies
2019773647%
2018772938%
2017732332%
2016761925%
2015822632%
2014772330%

Accreditation

South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions' Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575; FAX 312-664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org. The program was last reviewed in 2014–2015, and the accreditation term was extended through June 30, 2023.

South Dakota State University is accredited by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC) and received full accreditation in 2010 for a full 10 year cycle.

Complaints from students, faculty, or the public against the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions regarding policies or procedures as related to ACPE standards, including tuition and fee policies, can be directed to ACPE. These complaints shall be placed in writing in detail by the complainant and submitted to the ACPE office. The complaint shall be submitted to the SDSU College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions for a response. Requests for confidentiality shall be respected by ACPE to the extent any such information is not necessary for the resolution of the complaint. The ACPE complaint procedure is available at www.acpe-accredit.org/students/complaints.asp.