Business Journal: Pharmacy School Opens Locally
A new pharmacy school plans to kick off classes in Rancho Cordova on August 25th.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
A group of local pharmacists and other backers raised $14 million to launch the for-profit California Northstate College of Pharmacy. The school has already accepted a full class of 80 students. It’s hired 15 faculty and eight staff members. The school could eventually expand to more than 600 students. California Northstate aims to be a top research and development institute in new drug therapies, backed by its own manufacturing plant. Tuition and fees for the first year total more than $38,000. The startup opens amid a shortage of pharmacists. California ranked second in the nation for unmet demand in February. Only North Carolina was worse. The college will be the eighth pharmacy school in California.