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 (Class of 2012-2017)

Entering Class Total Admitted Grad-uated With-drew Acad. Disqualified Acad. Delayed Additional
Time to Complete 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%
2013-17 195 171 11 3 8 1 1 87.69%

 

Licensure Exam Passage Rate – Class of 2016

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) Results (April-Sept. 2016)

  • 154 students took the test
  • 150 students passed (97.4%)
  • Highest pass rate in California

California Practice Standards and Jurisprudence Examination for Pharmacists (CPJE) Results (April-Sept. 2016)

  • 156 students took the test
  • 142 students passed (91%)
  • Second-highest pass rate in California

Post-Graduation Plans – Class of 2017

(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.)

 Area of Interest Response Total
Chain community pharmacy 72
Independent community pharmacy 29
Hospital 77
Clinic-based pharmacy 26
Consultant 7
Home care 3
Nursing home/Long-term care facility 8
Academia 9
Association management 1
Pharmaceutical industry 19
Managed Care 8
Government or regulatory agency 2
Other Pharmacy Related Field 9
Non-pharmacy related field 2
No plans for employment in the coming year 4