ACCREDITATION

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Sullivan University.

Sullivan University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The ACPE offices relocated on July 19, 2018. ACPE can be reached at the following:

190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850; Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 877-358-7026; Fax: 877-358-7026
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, by emailing info@acpe-accredit.org or by calling the ACPE office at 312-664-3575.

Progression Data

The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences closely monitors on-time graduation rates and these data are available below.  In addition to on-time graduation rates, entering class size, academic dismissals, withdrawals, and all causes attrition rates are monitored according to 11.6 of the ACPE Policy & Procedures January 2018.

Admitted Year # of Students Admitted Graduation Year Overall Graduation On-Time Graduation Delayed Graduation Dismissal Withdrawal Attrition
2018 63 2021 63 (100%) 63 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2017 79 2020 79 (100%) 77 (97.5%) 2 (2.5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (2.5%)
2016 83 2019 83 (100%) 75 (90.4%) 8 (9.6%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0%) 8 (9.6%)
2015 82 2018 80 (97.6%) 76 (92.7%)  4 (4.9%) 2 (2.4%) 0 (0%) 6 (7.3%)
2014 74 2017 70 (94.6%) 63 (85.1%) 7 (9.5%) 1 (1.4%) 3 (4.1%) 11 (14.9%)
2013 105 2016 96 (91.4%) 87 (82.9%) 9 (8.6%) 3 (2.9%) 6 (5.7%) 18 (17.1%)
2012 110 2015 103 (93.6%) 96 (87.3%) 7 (6.4%) 3 (2.7%) 4 (3.6%) 14 (12.7%)
2011 104 2014 102 (98.1%) 81 (77.9%) 21 (20.2%) 0 (0%) 2 (1.9%) 23 (22.1%)
2010 92 2013 89 (96.7%) 84 (91.3%) 5 (5.4%) 1 (1.1%) 2 (2.2%) 8 (8.7%)
2009 87 2012 86 (98.9%) 78 (89.7%) 8 (9.2%) 1 (1.1%) 0 (0%) 9 (10.3%)
2008 74 2011 73 (98.6%) 63 (85.1%) 10 (13.5%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%) 11 (14.9%)

*Shaded data is based on cohorts of students still active in the program.
**Overall graduation=number of students who graduated in admitted cohort (on-time + delayed); On-time graduation=number of students who finished in 3 years; Delayed graduation=number of students who finished >3 years; attrition=(delayed graduation + dismissal + withdrawal)
***Data current as of August 2018

NAPLEX/MPJE

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) is offered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and required for all graduates of an accredited college or school of pharmacy to pass prior to state licensure. ACPE monitors each college or schools performance on the NAPLEX as per 11.6 of the ACPE Policy & Procedures January 2018. SUCOP’s NAPLEX pass rates are summarized in the table below. Comparisons with other colleges/schools of pharmacy can be done at the NABP website.

Graduating Class Year (Number of Graduates) SUCOP NAPLEX First Time Pass Rate (Number of students reported) National NAPLEX Pass Rate SUCOP MPJE First Time Pass Rate* (Number of students reported) National MPJE Pass Rate
2017 (74) 81.69% (71) 87.27% 86.57% (67) 82.86%
2016 (90) 77.78% (90) 84.91% 74.2% (66) 82.38%
2015 (105) 82.86% (105) 92.21% 91.3% (69) 92.64%
2014 (97) 92.78% (97) 94.40% 97.30% (74) 93.22%
2013 (95) 89.36% (94) 95.32% 92.42% (66) 92.76%
2012 (88) 85.06% (87) 96.43% 92.19% (64) 92.74%
2011 (67) 89.55% (67) 95.72% 97.73% (44) 94.67%

* Data based on NABP 1nd trimester report (Jan 1, 2018-Apr 30, 2018)

Student learning is assessed formatively throughout the PharmD curriculum on course examinations and a mid-point PCOA (taken 5th quarter out of 8) and summatively at the end of the first and second professional year (Pre-APPE PCOA [taken last quarter out of 8] and OSCE exams). Performance on these assessments is shown in the tables below.

PCOA (Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment)

Graduating Class Practice (Formative Exam) Pre-APPE
Class 2016 326 (46th percentile)* 346 (42nd percentile)*
Class 2017 322 (43rd percentile)* 365 (54th percentile)
Class 2018 314 (35th percentile nationally) 352 (49th percentile nationally)
Class 2019 303 (45th percentile nationally) 348 (46th percentile nationally)

*Previous exam blueprint (prior to May 2016)

OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination)

Graduating Class  Number of Stations Skills Communication   Collect Assess Plan Implement Monitor/
Evaluate
  Return to Pharmacist*
2016 (N=92) 5 89.8% 96.5% 81.0% 90.1% 92.5% 90.6% 74.5% 4.7 out of 5
2016 % of exam 80% 20% 4.8% 38.0% 33.3% 19.0% 4.8%
2017 (N=78) 13 86.0% 97.3% 36.0% 93.8% 80.3% 80.1% 61.5% 11.5 out of 13
% of exam 80% 20% 2.6% 17.0% 19.0% 55.7% 5.0%
2018 (N=76) 27 83.4% 96.7% 81.4% 92.2% 80.7% 84.1% 69.2% 25.3 out of 27
% of exam 80% 20% 14.3% 10.9% 18.5% 52.9% 3.4%
2019 (N=74) 25 86.3% 97.0% 75.3% 93.9% 87.1% 87.3% 78.8% 23.3 out of 25
2019 % of exam 80% 20% 12.4% 15.7% 23.8% 41.4% 5.7%

*Scored based on average of all completed patient encounters (0=no return and 1=return for each encounter)

Average scores on both the PCOA and OSCE exams show students’ achievement of knowledge and skills during the program.

Percent of Student Entering Residencies/Fellowships or Graduating With Second Degree

Graduating Class Year (N) Residencies/Fellowships Second Degree (MBA) Total # Individuals
2011 (N=67) 3 (4.5%) 9 (13.4%) 10 (14.9%)
2012 (N=88) 17 (19.3%) 18 (20.5%) 30 (34.1%)
2013 (N=94) 10 (10.6%) 23 (24.4%) 28 (29.8%)
2014 (N=97) 10 (10.3%) 13 (13.4%) 22 (22.7%)
2015 (N=105) 5 (4.8%) 7 (6.7%) 11 (10.5%)
2016 (N=90) 9 (10%) 7 (7.8%) 15 (16.7%)
2017 (N=74) 12 (16.2%) 9 (12.2%) 18 (24.3%)
2018 (N=83) 11 (13.3%) 11 (13.3%) 18 (21.7%)

ACPE Self-Study 2016-2017

Our comprehensive site visit was April 4-6, 2017. Below we have posted a link to a PDF of our final self-study document as submitted to ACPE. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Chair of the Self-Study, Daniel Malcom (dmalcom@sullivan.edu); 502-413-8969) or Dean Cindy Stowe (cstowe@sullivan.edu; 502-413-8640).

Self-Study Materials and Process

2016 ACPE Standards and Sections

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