College roundup: Loyola, Notre Dame in the news

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland’s six-year graduation rate of 86 percent tied for second in the nation among private, master’s level universities, according to federal data recently analyzed by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The release said “Loyola’s graduation rate is significantly higher than the median rate of 53 percent for all four-year institutions, and four percentage points higher than the rate the University reported in 2003, the last time these data were collected.”

“Loyola is committed to attracting and enrolling accomplished students with the academic credentials and personal responsibility to succeed in the classroom and to thrive socially and spiritually at our University,” said Jesuit Father Brian F. Linnane, the school’s president. “The students we admit and who choose to come to Loyola are well-suited for the challenges and opportunities they will face here, and we do all that we can to give them the resources they need to make the most of these experiences, and to move toward successful completion of their degrees and the start of the next phase in their personal and professional lives.”

Congrats to the Greyhounds!

College of Notre Dame of Maryland is receiving a pretty hefty grant for one of its newest schools.

It has been given the Facts & Comparisons “ACE” Award from Wolters Kluwer Health. According to the school, “the $10,000 grant will be used to develop drug information (DI) and pharmacy informatics curricula in the School of Pharmacy.”

A statement from the school said, “Wolters Kluwer Health established the ACE Curriculum Development Grant to promote quality pharmacy education and to support continued educational improvement through increased drug information knowledge. It also fosters increased awareness of referential drug information resources and enhanced referential tool utilization.”

Catholic Review

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