Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Doctor of Pharmacy Program - Program Outcomes

Student Achievement Measures

Employment

For our first three graduating classes, 183 out of 189 individuals (97%) who completed our employment survey indicated they are employed in pharmacy or completing a residency. The program administers the employment survey at the time of graduation. Survey data are summarized in the table below.

Upon graduation, 98% (49/50) of our inaugural class (Class of 2016) had accepted employment offers in community pharmacies and hospitals, or offers to complete post-graduate training. One individual did not respond to our employment inquiry.

About 92% (68/74) of the Class of 2017 indicated they are working in a pharmacy setting or are completing additional post-graduate training. Two others (3%) indicated they are working outside the pharmacy profession. Four individuals (5%) were still considering options or were undecided on career options at the last data collection.

Data indicate that about 93% (66/71) of the Class of 2018 indicated they are working in a pharmacy setting or are completing additional post-graduate training. Five individuals (7%) did not respond to our employment inquiry.

    Class                # Employed in pharmacy # Employed outside  of pharmacy # in PGY1 residency  Unknown 
2016 (n=50) 36 0 13 1
2017 (n=74) 54 2 14 4
2018 (n=71) 58 0 8 5

Residency Placement

Just over a quarter of the Class of 2016 pursued post-graduate year one (PGY1) residencies, and they achieved an 81% match rate with programs in 13 states, as compared to the national match rate of 68%. Five of them went on to complete PGY2 residencies after completing a PGY1 residency.

Twenty-three individuals in the Class of 2017 applied for PGY1 residencies, and 14 of them matched with programs across the country (match rate of 61% compared to the national match rate of 66%). Five went on to complete PGY2 residencies.

Sixteen individuals in the Class of 2018 applied for PGY1 residencies, and eight of them matched with programs across the country (match rate of 50% compared to the national match rate of 65%). One went on to complete a PGY2 residency. One additional student entered a two-year fellowship program.

Sixteen individuals in the Class of 2019 applied for PGY1 residencies, and 13 of them matched with programs across the country (match rate of 81%). The national PGY1 match rate in 2019 was just 64%. Two additional students entered two-year fellowship programs.

Licensure Examination Pass Rates

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)

The Class of 2016 achieved a first-time NAPLEX pass rate of 85.7%. This score represents all first time exam takers who completed the exam during the second (May-August) and third (September-December) trimester testing windows. The majority of first-time exam takers complete their exams during the second trimester. The first-time pass rate for the Class of 2017 was 81.4% (May-December). In 2018 (May-December), the first-time pass rate was 69.7%.

Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE)

The MPJE pass rates during the second trimester testing window were as follows: Class of 2016, 80%; Class of 2017 83%; and Class of 2018, 72%. These scores reflect students who completed in-state and/or out-of-state examinations.

On-time Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for the most recent graduating class, as well as the on-time graduation eligibility of the currently enrolled students are presented below:


Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022Class of 2023
Entering yearFall
2014
Fall
2015 
Fall
2016 
Fall
2017 
Fall
2018 
 Fall
2019
Entering Class Size 73 72 73 747363 
Dismissal: Academic 0 0 2 1 1
Dismissal or Withdrawal:
Non-Academic
0 3 2 4 1
Delayed Graduation 6 8 12 5 7
On-time graduation (% of entering class) 67
(92%)
61
(85%)
57
(78%)
64
(86%)
64
(88%)
63 (100%)

 

 
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