For Second Consecutive Year, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Enrolls More Than 1,200 Students
ST. LOUIS – This week, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) welcomed new and returning students to campus. Current enrollment is 1,218 as students hail from 35 states and several countries. This marks the second consecutive year that enrollment has surpassed 1,200. And, similar to last year, the College is near maximum capacity.
Of the total enrollment, 234 are first-year students representing 20 states; the largest, at 46 percent, come from Missouri, and 39 percent are from Illinois.
“As the new president, I’m thoroughly impressed with the quality of STLCOP students,” said John A. Pieper, who began Aug. 1. “In recent days, with students moving into the Residence Hall and starting classes, I’ve enjoyed meeting and talking to them about their aspirations of becoming a pharmacist and contributing to the health care community. It’s apparent they are among the smartest and brightest from their respective high schools and communities. We’re fortunate they chose STLCOP to pursue and fulfill their dreams.”
Currently, STLCOP is the 12th largest Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program in the nation and one of more than 100 pharmacy schools in the United States. Each year, it admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in America. More than 72 percent of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis metropolitan area are alumni.
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