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About the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


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At CU’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences we’re proud of our program. From nationwide school rankings to licensing pass rates and outstanding on-time graduation rates -- our School proves it’s exceptional.

  • NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination) pass rates show that our grads are some of the best in the nation. In 2013, 100% of our recent graduates who took the NAPLEX passed the exam. Making 2013 the sixth year in a row that our graduates have surpassed the national pass rate for both the NAPLEX and MPJE (Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination) licensing exams. More >
  • 91% of the graduates from the class of 2013 completed the curriculum within 4 academic years and 94% of the class of 2013 are anticipated to have graduated within 5 academic years
  • Ranked 24th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 list of best pharmacy schools in the country
  • In 2013, 75% of graduates who applied for first-year residencies matched. The national average was 63.4%. In 2012, 79% of graduates who applied for first-year residencies matched. The national average was 61.1%
  • 7th in the nation for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among pharmacy schools and 8th in the nation for grant funding from all sources among pharmacy schools (fiscal year 2012-2013); positioning our school as the third highest funded of 39  School of Medicine departments and centers on the Anschutz Medical Campus
  • The University of Colorado Denver was ranked 24th out of a list of the top 50 NIH-funded universities in the country for the current 2013 federal fiscal year