Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges
A Doctor of Pharmacy program will require a level change (from Level III to Level V) with Sullivan University's regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS). The Commission on Colleges approved Sullivan University membership at Level V in December 2007.
During the June 2009 meeting of the SACS Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees, SACS continued Sullivan University's accreditation at Level V to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Sullivan University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools* to award associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
* 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, Telephone number 404-679-4501.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
ACPE accredits the professional program in pharmacy leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. ACPE requires that 30 standards be met that reflect the professional and education qualities identified by the Council as essential to quality professional programs. The standards pertain to:
- Mission, Planning, & Evaluation
- Organization and Administration
- Faculty & Staff
- Facilities & Resources
All Sullivan University program plans will be aligned with both accrediting bodies' standards and guidelines. ACPE grants different accreditation statuses, depending upon a school's stage of development. Below is an explanation of each and an estimate of when Sullivan University's College of Pharmacy program would be granted a particular status.
The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy will be offering the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The inaugural class of 2011 began classes in July 2008.
Sullivan University's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org
Policies and regulations pertaining to the accreditation process are available on the ACPE website: http://www.acpe-accredit.org or by calling the ACPE office at 312-664-3575.