Larkin University is licensed since 1/29/2014 by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) (License #5133. As a State licensed university Larkin University takes all steps available to ensure the value and integrity of our student’s education.
Accreditation (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College – SACS-COC)
Larkin University is a candidate for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctoral degrees. Questions about the status of Larkin University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Larkin University (LU) College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program was granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) on June 24, 2017.
The 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 status, Candidate status, and Accredited status.
With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. The Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, 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. Should Candidate status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.