Mission and Vision
Our mission is excellence in pharmacy education, firmly grounded in and integrated with the sciences and the liberal arts. We are committed to the profession, the pharmaceutical sciences, and the advancement of pharmacy practice through an emphasis on student-centered learning, scholarly activity, and service to society.
Guided by our strategic plan:
- The College will continue to advance contemporary educational approaches to student learning and integrate liberal arts and sciences with professional disciplines.
- The College will continually enhance the campus environment to provide a wide range of social and cultural opportunities including the physical facilities necessary to support lifelong learning and professional development.
- The College will be recognized, both regionally and nationally, as a pre-eminent educational institution that prepares its graduates in the pharmaceutical sciences and for the practice of pharmacy.
- The College will achieve this vision in an atmosphere of mutual respect that is sensitive to the needs of students, faculty, and staff in their cultural, intellectual, and professional development.
Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy consistently graduates one of the largest classes of new pharmacists in the nation. The College admits students directly from high school. The six-year curriculum integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The College offers a full student-life experience, including more than 40 student organizations and intercollegiate athletics. More than 1,200 students from 25 states are currently enrolled at the College.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy's more than 6,000 living alumni reside in all 50 states and eight foreign countries. Approximately 72% of St. Louis-area pharmacists are STLCOP graduates.