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ACPHS is #1 in Wall Street Journal's Added-Value Rankings for 2019

September 5, 2018

The new 2019 rankings released by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education show that ACPHS adds more value to its students' outcomes than any of the nearly 1,000 colleges and universities surveyed for the report. 

Using an analysis by the Brookings Institution as a guide, ACPHS was ranked "at the very top" of the added-value list, the same ranking it received in a similar 2015 Brookings report. According to The Wall Street Journal, ten years after enrolling at the College, ACPHS graduates earn nearly $30,000 more than the predictive model would indicate - and "nearly $43,000 more than graduates from Yale."

ACPHS also ranked highly in WSJ/THE's Resources category which seeks to quantify if "a college has the capacity to effectively deliver teaching." ACPHS ranked 65th out of 968 schools in this category which places the College in the top 7% in the nation.

These achievements were made more impressive by the fact that this is the first time ACPHS has been evaluated for the WSJ/THE rankings.

In a separate report, the latest College Scorecard from the federal government shows that ACPHS has retained its #2 ranking in the country (out of nearly 4,000 schools) for Salary After Attending with a median salary of $124,700; this figure represents a $2,100 increase over the salary attributed to the school in 2017 and is the highest of any college with a school of pharmacy.

About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College’s mission is to educate the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society. In separate reports by The Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institution, ACPHS was named the #1 value-added college in the country. The College has campuses in Albany, NY, and Colchester, VT.