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PharmD Quality Indicators

The Winkle College of Pharmacy is committed to the education and training of highly competent student pharmacists. The information below provide the public with measures of student performance as we work to achieve our mission and goals.

Performance on Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX)

Doctor of Pharmacy graduates must successfully pass the North American Boards of Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) to practice pharmacy in the United States. Our graduates consistently perform above the state and national averages on this examination.

Professional Graduation Rates and Time to Completion

Student success at the Winkle College of Pharmacy is monitored continuously. Student who encounter academic difficulty are identified through "early detection" so that academic support and counseling can be provided in a timely manner. Tutoring services provide students with additional resources to assist with their performance, especially as they transition from pre-pharmacy to the professional program. The overall attrition (drop out) rate is less than 3% from our programs.

In 2012, 98 students were admitted into the program with a target graduation of 2016. In 2016, 93% of students graduated on time. For those with delayed graduation (n=7), 3 were due to academic difficulty, 1 was due to a medical issue, and 3 for personal reasons.

Career Plans for the Class of 2017 (n=96)

  • Postgraduate Placement Total: 89%
  • Postgraduate Employment: 58%
  • Community: 80%
  • Hospital: 10%
  • Long Term Care: 5%
  • Other: 5%
  • Postgraduate Training: 31%

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