Graduation and Post-Graduation Data

graduation-infoThe University of Southern California School of Pharmacy has been in existence for more than 110 years, and has graduated over 17,000 pharmacists during this period of time.

The School’s alumni, along with current students and faculty, are part of a strong, connected community known for professional achievement, community outreach and innovative curricular and care models that meet the needs of students and the evolving healthcare environment.

 

Graduation Rates (2012-2016)

Entering Class Total Admitted Grad-
uated
With-
drew
Acad. Disqualified Acad. Delayed Dual Degree Leave of Absence On-time Grad. Rate
2008-12 187 178 3 3 2 1 N/A 95.19%
2009-13 187 183 2 1 1 N/A N/A 97.86%
2010-14 189 175 4 5 5 N/A N/A 92.59%
2011-15 189 176 1 6 6 N/A N/A 93.12%
2012-16 185 171 4 5 3 N/A 2 92.43%

 

California State Board of Pharmacy Licensure Exam Passage Rate – Class of 2016

  • NAPLEX Results (April-Sept. 2016)
    • 154 students took the test
    • 150 students passed (97.4%)
    • Highest pass rate in California
  • CJPE (California Jurisprudence and Pharmacy Practice Standards Exam) Results (April-Sept. 2016)
    • 156 students took the test
    • 142 students passed (91%)
    • Second-highest pass rate in California

Post-Graduation Plans – Class of 2016

(Results are based on an annual survey of graduates regarding their future plans. Respondents are permitted to choose more than one area of interest on the survey.)

  • 53 – Chain community pharmacy
  • 33 – Independent community pharmacy
  • 72 – Hospital
  • 26 – Clinic-based pharmacy
  • 6 – Consultant
  • 9 – Home care
  • 10 – Nursing home/long-term care facility
  • 7 – Academia
  • 0 – Association management
  • 16 – Pharmaceutical industry
  • 10 – Managed care
  • 8 – Government or regulatory agency
  • 7 – Other pharmacy related field
  • 0 – Non-pharmacy related field
  • 3 – No plans for employment in coming year