College of Pharmacy

Founded in 2013, Larkin University is a private, not-for-profit university located in Miami, Florida with two colleges; Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy. LU College of Pharmacy is situated in a large metropolitan area and is affiliated with many health care organizations where our students train and prepare to become future pharmacists. The College of Pharmacy faculty 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. LU’s College of Pharmacy is a three-year integrated block program. The accelerated curriculum is year-round and delivers a rigorous course of study. This allows our students to attain their goals of entering the pharmacy profession and returning to support their community in a short timeframe. 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.

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 (1 st attempt) Data reported by NABP each January

Class of 2019 = 60.5%
Class of 2020 = 57.4%
Class of 2021 = 66.7%*

*Graduates from the Class of 2021 who tested within 60 days of graduation had an 86.7% first time pass rate

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 the beginning of fall semester to the end of the next year’s summer semester (The typical academic year).

Placement Rates*

Year Employment in pharmacy Employment Outside of pharmacy Post graduate training/education Other/Lost to follow up Overall
2019 (n=52) 63.5% (n=33) 3.8% (n=2) 9.6% (n=5) 23.1% (n=12) 100%
2020 (n=72) 73.6% (n=53) 5.5% (n=4) 1.4% (n=1) 19.4% (n=14) 100%
2021 (n=73) 69.9% (n=51) 0.0% (n=0) 5.5% (n=4) 24.6% (n=18) 100%

*Placement is reported post-graduation for 2019 and 2020. Class of 2021 has been updated the spring following graduation

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