College of Pharmacy

Founded in 2013, Larkin University is a private, not-for-profit university located in Miami, Florida. The College of Pharmacy is focused on providing innovative education to prepare students for current and emerging healthcare landscapes. The primary goal of the College is to provide a comprehensive educational experience to create compassionate and knowledgeable pharmacists who will be prepared to pursue a multitude of career options including post-graduate education. We are proud of our alumni who are practicing across the nation, have completed residency and fellowship programs, and are serving society’s health care needs.

LU’s College of Pharmacy is the first three-year integrated block program in the State of Florida. The accelerated curriculum enables students to graduate one year earlier than traditional pharmacy programs. While our program is year-round and delivers a rigorous curriculum, it allows our students to attain their goals of entering the pharmacy profession and returning to support their community sooner. LU College of Pharmacy is fortunate to be located in a large metropolitan area and is affiliated with many teaching hospitals and clinics throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties which allows students to complete their education in one location.

The block curriculum allows students to learn in a focused format to enhance long-term retention while several courses are taught longitudinally over the year to apply the knowledge that has been learned within each block. On a typical day, the class meets with their faculty, engages in didactic teaching, and participates in active learning activities to solidify the application of the content being learned.

The pharmacy profession is gaining increased recognition as a vital member of the health care team and pharmacists are practicing across an array of disciplines. As the most accessible health care provider, pharmacists are taking care of individuals with complex disease states and are targeting a wide range of public health problems. The faculty and leadership of the College of Pharmacy are committed to providing a student-centered learning environment that prepares graduates to practice in a variety of settings.

Larkin University College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois 60603-3499, Phone: (312) 664-3575, Fax: (866) 228-2631, web site

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 as 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.

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NAPLEX pass rate (1st attempt)

Class of 2019 = 60.5%
Class of 2020 = 57.4%
Class of 2021 = 70.0% (November 2021 Interim Report)

Graduation Rates*

Year On time +1 year Overall
2019 72.5% 90.3% 90.3%
2020 81.4% 90.1% 90.1%
2021 85.5% 88.2% N/A

*Graduation rates are reported from August to July.

Placement Rates*

Year Employment in Pharmacy Employment Outside of Pharmacy Post Graduate Training/ Education Other/Lost to follow up Overall
2019 63.4% 3.8% 9.6% 23.0% 99.8%
2020 73.6% 5.5% 1.4% 19.5% 100%

*Placement is reported post-graduation for 2019 and 2020. Class of 2021 will be updated in the spring following graduation.

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