Facts About Us

Facts about the South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Our Vision

“Improving Health through Leadership and Innovation in Pharmacy Education,Research, and Patient Care”

Our Accreditation



South Carolina College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago,

IL 60603; 312/664-3575; FAX 866/228-2631; website www.acpe-accredit.org.”


Three Campuses

Academically Distinguished Students

Graduating Student Statistics

Post-Graduate Education

Nationally Recognized Faculty

900+ Preceptors 


6 Research and Service Centers

5 Endowed Chairs/Professorships

NIH Research (for colleges of pharmacy) 


  • Brings together the unique strengths of two universities (one a large comprehensive University and the other a health science center), and the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center resulting in a strong academic program.
  • Provides more opportunities for students by increasing access to experts in specific disciplines and increasing the range of practice experience opportunities.
  • Facilitates expansion of pharmacy education to underserved areas of the State (such as the Upstate).
  • Increases research competitiveness for federal and industry grant funding.
  • Encourages academic growth of faculty and students through collaboration, sharing of ideas, and communication of high standards for teaching and research. 

Core Values

  • We share a commitment to excellence in education, research and practice
  • We recognize and embrace the importance of professional service on a local, regional, national and international level
  • We provide community leadership and support
  • We foster an environment where integrity, accountability, respect and collegiality are expected
  • We advance the tenet that the SCCP is a member-driven organization that has accessible administrative leadership that empowers faculty, staff, students and alumni to shape the direction of the College
  • We actively promote diversity in an environment where students, faculty, and staff are welcome regardless of factors such as race, gender, nationality, religion, or disability.


Graduating Student Satisfaction

SCCP is among the top 10 in responding institutions 


Faculty Satisfaction

SCCP is among the top 10 in responding institutions 


Journal publications per FTE

The College average has been on a steady increase and approaches the average of top 10 schools


NIH Funding (millions)

The College ranks 22nd overall in NIH funding


# Students obtaining residencies

The 2013 match rate of students seeking residencies was 88 percent, more than 30 percent higher than the national average


million in private giving

The College received the second largest private gift in pharmacy education history in 2010

College Mission Statement

The SCCP is an education, research, and service enterprise that makes the best use of state resources, student tuition, grant funds, and endowment funds to:

  • Produce pharmacists at an advanced level of practice to provide pharmaceutical care and serve the medication-related health needs of the citizenry of South Carolina
  • Develop and apply expertise in economics, epidemiology, and health outcomes assessment to guide population-level drug policy at local, state, and federal levels to make the best decisions regarding medications.
  • Develop and apply research skills in biomedical sciences to discover, develop, and test new drug therapies to treat or prevent important health problems.
  • Serve as a national leader in pharmacy education and research.
  • Promote life-long learning for practitioners.
  • Seek and welcome students, faculty and staff members regardless of factors such as gender, race, age, nationality, religion or disability and recognize the benefits of diversity.

Our Goals

  • Improve the health and wellness of South Carolina Citizens by training the best pharmacists
  • Provide education, research and service comparable in quality to the nation’s best colleges of pharmacy
  • Become a national leader in pharmacy education, research and service 


900+ Preceptors – alumni and friends of the College – provide professional experience and mentorship to students through the Experiential Program.


Research and Service Centers

  • Drug Discovery Core*
  • Center for Cellular Death, Injury, & Regeneration*
  • SC Palmetto Poison Center
  • Center for Medication Safety and Efficacy*
  • Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center
  • South Carolina Offering Prescribing Excellence (SCORxE)
    (* SC Centers of Economic Excellence designation)


Endowed Chairs/Professorships

  • Charles & Carol Cooper Chair in Drug Discovery (MUSC)
  • SmartState Endowed Chair in Cellular Death, Injury, & Regeneration (MUSC)
  • SmartState Endowed Chair in Medicinal Chemistry (MUSC)
  • SmartState Endowed Chair in Medication Safety Frank and Josie Fletcher Professorship (USC)
  • Endowed Chair in Translational Cancer Therapeutics (USC)