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. According to a SoFi report, Trojan pharmacy grads also rank #4 in the nation for highest average salary.

Graduation Rates (Class of 2012-2020)

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%
2014-18 201 179 5 10 5 1 1 89.05%
2015-19 189 181 4 1 1 0 2 95.77%
2016-20 190 186 0 4 0 0 0 97.89%

 

Licensure Exam Passing Rates – 2020 Graduates

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) Results (May – Aug. 2020)

  • 144 first-time candidates
  • 95.14% pass rate

California Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (CPJE) Results (May – Sept. 2020)

  • 171 candidates
  • 78.9% pass rate

Licensure Exam Passing Rates – 2019 Graduates

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) Results (May – Aug. 2019)

  • 153 first-time candidates
  • 96.73% pass rate

California Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (CPJE) Results (April – N0v. 2019)

  • 155 candidates
  • 84.5% pass rate

Licensure Exam Passing Rates – 2018 Graduates

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) Results

  • 171 first-time candidates
  • 96.49% pass rate

California Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (CPJE) Results (April – Sept. 2018)

  • 176 candidates
  • 97.7% pass rate

 

Post-Graduation Plans – Class of 2019 and Class of 2020

(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

2019 Responses

2020 Responses

Chain community pharmacy 70 71
Independent community pharmacy 30 41
Hospital 83 75
Clinic-based pharmacy 38 36
Consultant 12 13
Home care 2 7
Nursing home/Long-term care facility 13 11
Academia 9 8
Association management 0 4
Pharmaceutical industry 25 33
Managed Care 21 22
Government or regulatory agency 7 13
Other pharmacy related field  5 8
Non-pharmacy related field 1 2
No plans for employment in the coming year 4 3