Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Doctor of Pharmacy Program - Program Outcomes

Licensure Examination Pass Rates

Manchester’s inaugural class (Class of 2016) achieved a first-time test takers pass rate for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) of 85.7 percent and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) was 80 percent.  Based on the second trimester test window results (May 1 – August 31, 2017), the pass rate for Manchester’s first-time test takers from the Class of 2017 was 83.87 percent for the NAPLEX and 82.76 percent for the MPJE.

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 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Entering Class Size 73 73 72 7374
Dismissal: Academic 1 0 0 1
Dismissal or Withdrawal:
1 0 4 2 1
Delayed Graduation 5 6 8 6 2
(Eligible and)
On-time Graduation rate
66 (90%) 67 (92%) 60 (83%) 64 (88%) 70 (95%)

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Readiness Measures

At present, our program uses two readiness measures for APPEs: successful completion of the P3 (third year) OSCE® examination and successful completion of the P3 curriculum.  All students successfully meet these two readiness measures before moving on to their APPE rotations.  For the Class of 2016, 94% (50/53) achieved the readiness measures on time, for the Class of 2017, 100% (71/71), and for the Class of 2018, 97% (69/71).

Student Achievement Measures


We have data indicating that 98% (49/50) of our spring 2016 graduates are working in community pharmacies and hospitals or are completing additional post-graduate training. Just over a quarter of these graduates pursued residencies, and they achieved an 81% match rate with programs in 13 states; as compared to the national match rate of 68%.  At this time, we have employment data for 70 of 74 individuals from the Class of 2017. About 97% of respondents (68/70) are working in community pharmacies and hospitals or are completing additional post-graduate training.  The remaining 3% of respondents are working outside the pharmacy profession (2/70). Four graduates are still considering options or were undecided on career options at the last data collection.

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