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**URI College of Pharmacy Earns Recognition as One of the Top Pharmacy Schools in the Country**

KINGSTON, R.I. — April 9, 2024 — The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s programs have once again achieved top rankings among pharmacy colleges nationwide, with significant advancements noted in the Doctor of Pharmacy program over the past four years, as per the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The College’s PharmD program has now secured the 31st position out of 141 pharmacy colleges in the United States, marking the college’s highest rank thus far. This program has demonstrated a consistent upward trajectory in the rankings, progressing from 40th place in the 2020 survey to 46th place in 2016.

“We are excited to announce that the URI College of Pharmacy has climbed to the 31st spot in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges of Pharmacy rankings, a significant leap from 40th,” [Name] stated. “This accomplishment is a testament to the dedicated efforts of our alumni, faculty, staff, and students. It underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional education, conducting impactful research, and serving the community’s health needs.”

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report were based on peer assessment surveys completed by deans, administrators, or faculty members at accredited degree schools. Participants evaluated the academic quality of programs on a scale ranging from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding).

The URI College of Pharmacy maintains its position as a frontrunner in pharmacy education and research nationally, securing the highest research funding among all pharmacy colleges in New England in the past year, according to the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy. This year, the College achieved the highest first-year postgraduate residency placement rate in New England at 85 percent, ranking among the top 10 in the country, along with a second-year placement rate of 100 percent. The College also attained an 86 percent first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination and boasts a 99 percent graduate employment rate.

“As we commemorate this proud achievement, we express our gratitude to our alumni, whose unwavering support has played a pivotal role in enhancing our reputation nationally and internationally,” LaPlante expressed. “While we celebrate, we remain steadfast in our commitment to elevating our standards and embracing the continued efforts that merit such recognition.”

Apart from the 0-6 PharmD program, which enables students to earn the degree within six years of high school graduation, the URI College of Pharmacy also provides [program details]. For further information and application procedures, please visit the [College’s official website].