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UH Hilo Pharmacy School Secures Accreditation

The school's accreditation was at risk because it lacked a permanent building.

·By Alia Wong

The University of Hawaii at Hilo’s College of Pharmacy is back in good standing with its national accreditation body now that it’s secured state funding for a permanent building on campus.

In a recent report to UH Hilo, the American Council for Pharmacy Education notified the school that it’s now in compliance with all of the 30 standards that it uses to evaluate pharmacy colleges.

The accrediting agency declared the school out of compliance  in 2013 in large part because it lacked appropriate physical facilities. The college, which was established in 2007, has been holding classes in modular


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