Graduation and Post-Graduation Data

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The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy has been in existence nearly 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 Rate – Class of 2015

    • 189 students admitted (started in fall 2011)
    • 176 students graduated in 2015 (93.12%)*
    • 1 student withdrew from the program
    • 6 students were academically disqualified
    • 6 students were delayed in academic progress (usually a year behind)

*181 students graduated in 2015, including 5 students previously delayed in academic progress

 

California State Board of Pharmacy Licensure Exam Passage Rate – Class of 2013 (data for Class of 2014 not yet available)

  • 177 students took both the NAPLEX and CJPE Exams
    • NAPLEX Results
      • 176 students passed (99.44%)
      • 1 student failed
    • CJPE (California Jurisprudence and Pharmacy Practice Standards Exam) Results
      • 167 students passed (94.35%)
      • 10 students failed

Post-graduation Plans – Class of 2013 (Class of 2014 data to come)

(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.)

  • 94 – community pharmacy practice
  • 62 – hospital pharmacy practice
  • 58 – pharmacy residency programs
  • 29 – other pharmacy practice areas
  • 12 – other educational programs
  • 11 – undecided
  • 10 – pharmaceutical industry
  • 7 – pharmacy fellowship programs
  • 3 – long-term care practice
  • 0 – non-pharmacy position