Harding University
June 29, 2009

Harding College of Pharmacy receives candidate accreditation

SEARCY, Ark. ⎯ Harding University’s College of Pharmacy has been
advanced to candidate accreditation status by the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education.

The college will maintain accreditation for the standard two-year term
through June 30, 2011. Candidate status is the second step leading to
full accreditation. All colleges of pharmacy in the U.S. must be
accredited by ACPE.

ACPE requires pharmacy programs to participate in an onsite campus
visit with council officials and provide documentation that the
program meets all 30 of the accreditation standards. The six
categories for standards are mission planning and evaluation,
organization and administration, curriculum, students, faculty and
staff, and facilities and resources.

Harding’s College of Pharmacy opened its doors in August 2008 with a
class of 61 students. The program can seek full accreditation status
after the first class graduates in 2012. More than 60 new students are
enrolled to begin the fall 2009 semester in the pharmacy program at

The University has one of only two colleges of pharmacy in Arkansas.

Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,500 students
from 48 states and 52 foreign countries. It is the largest private
university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than
any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains
campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France/Switzerland, Greece,
Italy and Zambia.