Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Doctor of Pharmacy Program - Program Outcomes

Student Achievement Measures

Employment

For our first five graduating classes, 261 out of 281 individuals (93%) who completed our employment survey indicated they are employed in pharmacy or completing post-graduate training, most commonly a residency or fellowship. The program administers the employment survey leading up to graduation and it remains open to the end of the calendar year to allow graduates to report their employment plans. Most responses are received at the time of graduation. Survey data are summarized in the table below.

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
2019 (n=64)41 13 10 
2020 (n=64)29920

Residency Placement

Students at MU Pharmacy have had success pursuing competitive post-graduate training opportunities. In addition to matching with ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency programs (see below), graduates have obtained competitive fellowship positions, and entered diverse PGY2 specialty residencies in areas such as administration, ambulatory care, critical care, drug information, infectious diseases, oncology, and pediatrics.

Class Entered PGY1 residency match Matched with a PGY1 residency National PGY1 residency match rate
2016 (n=50) 13 (26%) 11 (85%) 68%
2017 (n=74) 17 (23%) 13 (76%) 67%
2018 (n=71) 17 (24%) 9 (53%) 67%
2019 (n=64)16 (25%) 13 (81%) 64%
2020 (n=64)16 (25%) 9 (56%) 63%
 2021 (n=67) 19 (28%) 12 (63%) 63% 

Licensure Examination Pass Rates

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)

The average first-time NAPLEX pass rate for our Classes of 2019 and 2020 is 90.7%, which is above the average nationwide pass rate of 88.4% for the same time period. The scores below for the Classes of 2016-2020 represent all first-time exam takers who completed the exam during the second and third trimester testing windows.

ClassFirst-Time NAPLEX pass rate
Class of 2020 (May - December )89.7%
Class of 2019 (May - December)91.7%
Class of 2018 (May - December)69.7%
Class of 2017 (May - December)81.4%
Class of 2016 (May - December)85.7%

Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE)

The first-time MPJE pass rates during the second trimester testing window were as follows (broken down by whether students were taking the MPJE for licensure in Indiana versus another state):

Class In State Out of State 
Class of 2020 82% 77%
Class of 2019 87% 69%
Class of 2018 86% 74%
Class of 2017  83% 74%
Class of 2016  80%
 94%



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 2021 Class of 2022Class of 2023 Class of 2024 
Class of 2025 
Entering yearFall
2017 
Fall
2018 
 Fall
2019
Fall
2020
Fall
2021 
Entering Class Size 747363  69 48 
Dismissal: Academic 2 11
Dismissal or Withdrawal:
Non-Academic
5 43 5
Delayed Graduation 5 2 0
On-time graduation (% of entering class) 62 
(84%)
66 
(90%)
54
(86%)
63
(91%) 
48
(100%) 

 

 

 
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