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Program Quality Indicators and Accreditation

Program Quality Indicators

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

ClassTotal Number of First Time Test TakersPass Rate for First Time Test Takers
20207597.3%
20197697.4%
201877100%
20177398.6%
20167698.7%
201582100%
20147698.7%

On-time Graduation Rate

ClassNumber AdmittedNumber Graduated on TimePercent Graduated on Time
2020807391.3%
2019817491.4%
2018807593.8%
2017807290%
2016807695%
2015807998.8%
2014807593.8%

Graduates Entering Residencies

ClassNumber of GraduatesNumber Entering ResidenciesPercent Entering Residencies
2021753547%
2020752939%
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. 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 reaffirmation of accreditation in 2019-2020 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 https://www.acpe-accredit.org/complaints/.