Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-12-02
More than 99 percent of Samford University pharmacy graduates who took the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) for the first time this past year were successful. A total of 111 of 112 McWhorter School of Pharmacy graduates (99.1 percent) who took the exam passed, according to school officials.
The average score of Samford graduates was 116.69. The average for the state of Alabama was 110.76 and the national average was 114.11.
"Congratulations to the graduates and to the faculty and staff," said McWhorter Dean Charlie Sands.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.