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Pharm.D. Class of 2021 by the numbers

Monday, August 28, 2017

Here is a by-the-numbers look at the new P1 class.

  • 149 members
  • 89 women
  • 60 men
  • Average age: 23 years-old
  • Youngest member: 19 years-old
  • 11 students over the age of 30
  • Oldest member: 44 years-old
  • 136 Kansas residents
  • 62 completed pre-pharmacy at KU
  • 42 completed pre-pharmacy at other four-year program
  • 45 completed pre-pharmacy a community college
     (21 at Johnson County Community College)


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2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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