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St. Louis College of Pharmacy Named a “2013 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Published on 22 July 2013

 St. Louis College of Pharmacy has once again been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition for the second straight year,” said College President John A. Pieper, Pharm.D. “I know every one of our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping shape future pharmacy leaders who are positioned to make a positive impact in their community.”

The results, released today in the Chronicle’s sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities nationwide.

For the second year in a row, the College was recognized for its fairness of compensation and the ability of its benefits to meet the needs of employees. The results are primarily based on faculty and staff feedback through a survey. A second step includes an institutional audit looking at demographics and workplace policies.

“It is very satisfying to know the ‘Great College to Work For’ recognition is driven by the opinion of the College’s faculty and staff members,” said Dan Bauer, director of human resources. “The College strives to find and keep the best faculty and staff available.”

Compensation and benefits at the College are reviewed annually. They are also compared to other employers in the St. Louis area, statewide, and nationally in the public and private sector.

The Chronicle’s reporting shows that more colleges and universities are seeking ways to improve their workplaces,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. “The ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ program allows our readers to learn about the colleges that seem to be getting it right.”

To learn more about employment opportunities and benefits offered at the College, visit

“Great Colleges to Work For” is one of the largest and most respected higher education workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all of the results of the survey, visit the Chronicle’sWeb site at

About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: For more than 150 years, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been committed to educating the best pharmacists in the United States. The region’s only independent college of pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the third oldest continuously operating and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The student body is comprised of 1,400 students, 40 percent of which are minority or multicultural. The students come to the College from 31 states and 10 countries. The College admits students directly from high school and accepts transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities in the sophomore and junior years of the undergraduate program and the first year of the professional program. Students earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) with an integrated Bachelor of Science degree in a seven-year curriculum. An education at the College opens up the world to graduates for a career in a wide range of practice settings. Graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate. The campus is transforming to better fit the needs of students, faculty, and staff. This summer, a new six-story, 213,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art academic and research building opened. Construction is underway for a seven-story student center, residence hall, and recreation facility scheduled for completion in December 2016. When not in class, students can participate in more than 60 organizations, fraternities, intramurals, and sports. The College competes in 12 NAIA Division I sports. College alumni practice throughout the nation and in 13 different countries, providing a strong network to assist students with their goals. Additional information is available at