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St. Louis College of Pharmacy Named a “2014 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Published on 01 July 2014

For the third consecutive year, St. Louis College of Pharmacy joins an elite group of colleges and universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Great Colleges to Work For.

“This recognition is a wonderful validation of the care and commitment show by the College’s Board of Trustees and administration to our faculty, staff, and students,” says College President John A. Pieper, Pharm.D. “We are entering an exciting phase in the 150-year history of the College. The class of 2021 will soon join us to take full advantage of our innovative curriculum and a 213,000-square-foot academic and research building and library, which is currently rising on campus.”

The complete Great Colleges to Work For list was published today in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace. The College was recognized for its fairness of compensation and the ability of its benefits to meet the needs of employees. Results are based on a survey of more than 43,500 employees at 278 institutions across the country. St. Louis College of Pharmacy was one of only 71 four-year and professional schools named to the list.

The Chronicle is among the most respected publications serving higher education,” Pieper says. “To be included in such prestigious company is an honor.”

“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” says Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The College works diligently to recruit and retain the best faculty and staff in higher education. 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.

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’swebsite 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