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SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

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, 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, by emailing info@acpe-accredit.org or by calling the ACPE office at 312-664-3575.

Progression Data

The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy 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 July 2016.

Admitted Year # of Students Admitted Graduation Year Overall Graduation On-Time Graduation Delayed Graduation Dismissal Withdrawal Attrition
2016 84 2019 84 (100%) 83 (98.8%) 1 (1.2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.2%)
2015 82 2018 82 (100%) 79 (96.3%)  3 (3.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (3.7%)
2014 74 2017 71 (95.9%) 63 (85.1%) 8 (10.8%) 0 (0%) 3 (4.1%) 11 (14.9%)
2013 105 2016 98 (93.3%) 87 (82.9%) 11 (10.5%) 1 (1.0%) 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 November 2016

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 July 2015. 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
2016 (90) 92.86% * (70) 87.78% 74.14% (58) 83.77%
2015 (105) 82.86% (105) 93.86% 92.1% (63) 93.97%
2014 (97) 92.78% (97) 94.88% 97.30% (74) 95.17%
2013 (95) 89.36% (94) 95.87% 92.42% (66) 94.93%
2012 (88) 85.06% (87) 96.93% 92.19% (64) 95.47%
2011 (67) 89.55% (67) 95.95% 97.73% (44) 95.61%

*Data based on NABP 2nd trimester report (May 1, 2016-August 31, 2016)

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 Mid-Point 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) Scheduled for April 2017

*Blueprint for PCOA exam was updated for Class of 2018

OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination)

Graduating Class  Number of Stations Skills Communication   C H A R M   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% 80.1% 93.8% 80.3% 61.5% 11.5 out of 13
2017 % of exam 80% 20% 2.6% 55.7% 17.0% 19.0% 5.0%

*Scored based on average of all completed patient encounters (0=no return and 1=return for each encounter)
***CHARM (Used to calculate skills score): C=Collect, H=Hand Over Information, A=Assess, R=Recommend, M=Monitor

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)
2011 (67) NA 9 (13.4%)
2012 (88) 17 (19.3%) 18 (20.5%)
2013 (94) 11 (11.7%) 23 (24.4%)
2014 (97) 11 (11.3%) 13 (13.4%)
2015 (105) 6 (5.7%) 7 (6.7%)
2016 (90) 9 (10%) 7 (7.8%)

ACPE Self-Study 2016-2017

Our comprehensive site visit will be April 4-6, 2017. We have submitted our self-study for review and appreciate your feedback during the process. If you have any additional feedback related to the self-study or the College, please use the form below or reach out to the Chair of the Self-Study (Daniel Malcom; dmalcom@sullivan.edu or 502-413-8969) or Dean Cindy Stowe (cstowe@sullivan.edu or 502-413-8640).

Self-Study Materials and Process

2016 ACPE Standards and Sections

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