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Program Measurements

Graduation Rate

On-time graduation rate for the class of 2018: 84%

Pharmacist Board Licensure Exams

National Pharmacy Licensing Exam (NAPLEX) Pass Rate for 2018

  • First-time pass rate: 90.66% (national average: 91.64%)
  • Second-time pass rate: 93.0%

Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) Pass Rate for 2018

  • First-time pass rate: 74% (national average: 85%)
  • Second-time pass rate: 87%

Pharmacy Calculations Proficiency Exam Pass Rate for 2018-19

  • First-time pass rate: 86%

Job Placement and Employment

For the class of 2018:

  • Graduates employed in the pharmacy profession (including postgraduate education and training): 92%
  • Graduates who pursued postgraduate education or residency training: 19%
  • Graduates not employed in the pharmacy profession: 0%
  • Graduates employment status unknown: 8%

Postgraduate Training

A total of 78 graduates from the class of 2018 applied for postgraduate education or training programs. At the end of Phase II of the match, 45 individuals obtained a postgraduate training position, including 44 for PGY1 residency programs and 1 for a fellowship program. One graduate will be enrolled in medical school.

This represents approximately a 74% match rate and a 57% placement rate. Overall, 45 individuals, representing 19% of the graduating class were placed in a degree or training program. Students were placed in 15 states throughout the entire United States.

For the upcoming (2019-20) year:

  • 65% of graduates seeking postgraduate training were matched with a PGY1 pharmacy residency program.
  • 82% of graduates completing a PGY1 residency in 2019 were matched with a PGY2 pharmacy residency program.

Graduates will be training in residency programs across 17 states.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy ranks 28th nationally in the number of candidates matched to a PGY1 residency program.

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