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Accreditation

Public Disclosure Of Accreditation Status

The Western New England University Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

Accreditation Disclosure Explanation

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate accreditation status, Candidate accreditation status, and Full accreditation status. Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate accreditation status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the program to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class. Full accreditation status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.

The accreditation term granted for the Doctor of Pharmacy program extends until June 30, 2029, which represents the customary eight-year term between self-studies and comprehensive evaluations. The academic year for the next currently scheduled review of the Doctor of Pharmacy program for purposes of continued accreditation is 2028-2029. This schedule is contingent upon maintenance of the presently observed quality during the stated accreditation term. A required on‐site verification visit will take place at a time that is practical and with mutual agreement between ACPE and the program Dean.

The purpose of the verification visit is to confirm the findings of the virtual site visit team. The ACPE Board of Directors reserves the right to revise its accreditation action or to alter these dates based upon monitoring, such as written reports and/or focused on-site reviews as may be scheduled during the accreditation term stated above.

For an explanation of ACPE accreditation process, consult the office of the Dean (413-796-2300) or ACPE (www.acpe-accredit.org). This website will be regularly updated to reflect any changes in status.

On-time Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for the most recent graduating classes are presented below:

Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023 Class of 2024 Class of 2025
Entering Class Size 75 75 76 76 74 75 62 66 52 45 49
On-Time Graduation Rate 69 (92.0%) 66 (88.0%) 66 (86.8%) 69 (90.8%) 61 (82.4%) 57 (76.0%) 56 (90.3%) 53 (80.3%) 45 (88.2%)
Total Graduation Rate 71 (94.7%) 71 (94.7%) 68 (89.5%) 72 (94.7%) 69 (93.2%) 65 (86.7%) 58 (93.5%) 55 (83.3%)
Students Still Eligible to Graduate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Information accurate as of August 29, 2023

Licensing Examination Pass Rates

Pass rates for first-time test takers of the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) for the most recent graduating class (Class of 2023) was 81%.

NAPLEX pass rates for first-time test takers for the Class of 2022 was 83%, the Class of 2021 was 91.4%, and the Class of 2020 was 93.22%. For additional state-specific licensure disclosure information, please refer to the WNE Licensure and Certification Disclosures webpage.

Measures of Student Achievement

Nine graduates from the Class of 2023 landed post-graduate residency programs or fellowships. The match rate for students entering the match (81.8%) was comparable to the national average and fourth highest amongst our regional competitors.

During the 2022-2023 academic year, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students were recognized regionally and nationally for their accomplishments. Below are some of these accomplishments, listed alphabetically:

Angela Abraham (Class of 2026)

  • Was selected for the AACP Summer Research Mentorship Exchange Program

Hedyeh Ajami (Class of 2026)

  • Was awarded the Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship

Mohammed Al Juboori (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the MA Pharmacists Association Foundation Academic Scholarship

John Bonanno (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the Phi Lambda Sigma Chapter Member of the Year Award
  • Was awarded the Aspiring Pharmacy Clinician (APC) Award
  • Was awarded the PCOA Award for high score
  • Was awarded the PSGA Class of 2024 Pharmacy Student of the Year

Brittney Brzoska (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the PCOA Award for high score

Peyton Calvao (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the PCOA Award for high score

Annie Collins (Class of 2023)

  • Won third place in the APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition
  • Was awarded the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) Student Recognition Program

Nathan Croner (Class of 2023)

  • Was awarded the US Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award
  • Was awarded the Phi Delta Chi Distinguished Brother and Leadership Award

Demiana Demetry (Class of 2026)

  • Was awarded a CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy Scholarship
  • Was awarded the History of Pharmacy Award

Guyland Dormeus (Class of 2023)

  • Was awarded the Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

Audrey Duso (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the Alpha Zeta Omega Frater of the Year Award

Adai Estrada (Class of 2025)

  • Was awarded the APhA-ASP Member of the Year

Alisha Ghoussein (Class of 2026)

  • Was awarded the Alfred A. LaRiviere Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Kathryn Grant (Class of 2023)

  • Was awarded the Student Registration grant from the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP)

Alexis Hemstock (Class of 2025)

  • Was awarded the APhA-ASP Most Dedicated Member

Andy Ho (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the Norman and Minna Halperin Scholarship

Kyle Hooper (Class of 2023)

  • Was awarded the Student Societies of Health-system Pharmacy Excellence in Service Award

Kayla Hopkins (Class of 2023)

  • Won the 2022 ASHP-SSHP Clinical Skills competition

Giovanny Laguerre (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the PCOA Award for highest score

Marc Lauzon (Class of 2023)

  • Was awarded the Wolters Kluwer Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication

Samira Mawla (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the APhA-ASP Member of the Year

Laura Netti (Class of 2023)

  • Won first place in the APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition
  • Was awarded the MA Pharmacists Association Senior Achievement Award

Natalie Nganga (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the Phi Delta Chi Brother of the Year Award
  • Was awarded the PCOA Award for high score

Gabriella Oliveira (Class of 2025)

  • Was awarded a CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy Scholarship

Ellie Ouellette (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the Western Massachusetts Pharmacists Association Endowed Scholarship

Jenna Pilares (Class of 2024)

  • Was awarded the PSGA Recognition for Meritorious Service

Antonio Russo (Class of 2026)

  • Was awarded a CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy Scholarship
  • Was awarded the History of Pharmacy Award

Maherah Shaikh (Class of 2025)

  • Was awarded a CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy Scholarship

Christina Sordi (Class of 2023)

  • Was awarded the MA/Northeast Region of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Scholar Award

Marissa Verro (Class of 2023)

  • Won the 2022 ASHP-SSHP Clinical Skills Competition

Sienna Wurl (Class of 2023)

  • Won second place in the APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition
  • Was awarded the American Pharmacists Association/Academy of Student Pharmacists Senior Recognition Award
  • Was awarded the Viatris Excellence in Pharmacy Award

Occupational Therapy Accreditation

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is fully accredited through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200

North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

The phone number for ACOTE is (301) 652-AOTA [301-652-2682].

The web address of ACOTE is www.acoteonline.org.