Doctor of Pharmacy

Facts & Student Outcomes

 

WSU Pharmacy first-time test takers North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) pass rates
Representing class of Pass Rate
2012 n=82 89%
2013 n=87 97%
2014 n=80 95%
2015 n=80 93%
2016 n=115 83% *
2016 National Results n=14593 85%
5 year average 91%
The NAPLEX measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. Click here to read more.
* Effective 11/1/2015 the test blueprint changed. Click here to read more (page 15).

WSU Pharmacy first-time test takers Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) pass rates
Representing class of Pass Rate
2012* n=61 95%
2013* n=64 91%
2014* n=64 92%
2015* n=75 92%
2016* n=94 83%
2016 National Results n=25760 82%
5 year average 91%
*WA state MPJE
The MPJE combines federal and state specific questions to test the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists. Click here to read more.

Post-graduation placement (employment or residency)
Class of 2014, N=85
as of April 2014
69%
Class of 2015, N=82
as of May 2015
85%
Class of 2016, N=117
as of May 2016
77%
Class of 2017, N=92
as of May 2017
67%

 

 Post-graduation plans        
 
Class of
2014
Class of
2015
Class of
2016
Class of
2017
#
#
#
#
Residencies
Residency in Washington
12
13*
16**
13
Other Residency
10
4*
9**
6
Community Pharmacy
Chain
27
41
52
32
Independent
6
5
5
6
Ambulatory/Clinic Pharmacy
0
1
2
0
Hospital
2
1
2
1
Pharmaceutical Industry
0
0
0
0
Long-term Care
0
0
0
0
Other
2
5
1
1
Position type unreported
0
0
2
NA
Students in negotiation
-
-
-
14
      TOTAL
59
70
64
73
 
as of April 30, 2014
as of May 2015
as of May 2016
as of May 2017

* Class of 2015: Approximately 38% of our graduates went on to a fellowship or residency. This represents 52% (16/31) of those graduates who sought them.
** Class of 2016: Approximately 22% of our graduates went on to a fellowship or residency. This represents 49% (23/47) of those graduates who sought them.

Graduating student statistics
Class of
# Total
Matriculated
%Total
Attrition
%
Withdrawals
%Academic
Dismissals
%On-time
Graduation
2013
93
3.2
1.1
0.0
96.8
2014
93
11.8
1.1
0.0
89.2
2015
83
9.6
2.4
0.0
92.8
2016
123
10.6
2.4
0.8
92.7
2017
85
2.4
1.1
0.0
97.6

 

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment

The Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment exam is an independent, objective, external measure of student performance in US pharmacy curricula. The 220 multiple choice questions are divided to assess four areas: basic biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical sciences, and social and administrative sciences.

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment
Total WSU pharmacy students who placed in the top 50th National Percentile
Class of 2014
55
*n= 1,843
Class of 2015
26
*n=1,838
Class of 2016
32
*n=2,311
Class of 2017
36
*n=6,172
Class of 2018
68
*n=6,516
*Total number of national test takers in their third professional year during the same testing window.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)

Fourth-year pharmacy students are assigned a geographic zone for their last year of pharmacy school to complete a set of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Below is a summary of the number of students by cohort assigned to each zone. Read more about our APPE rotations.

APPE student geographic location
Sites
Class of '14
Class of '15
Class of '16
Class of '17
Olympia
0
2
13
11
Pullman
3
3
6
3
Spokane
56
50
56
45
Tacoma
10
8
10
7
Tri-Cities
3
3
7
3
Vancouver
3
0
0
3
Wenatchee
0
2
1
0
Yakima
14
15
21
20
Total
87
83
114
92
n = numbers of students

Class profiles


Class of 2020

  • Number of Students: 167
  • 130 in Spokane, 37 in Yakima
  • Incoming student average age: 24
  • Incoming student average GPA: 3.3
  • 109 female, 58 male
  • 121 students from Washington State
  • 18 students from California
  • Other states represented: Hawaii, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas

Class of 2019

  • Number of students: 152
  • 122 in Spokane, 30 in Yakima
  • Incoming student average age: 23
  • Incoming student average GPA: 3.3
  • 89 female, 63 male
  • 114 students from Washington state
  • 14 students from California
  • Other states represented: Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii, Minnesota, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, and Montana

Class of 2018

  • Number of students: 131
  • Incoming student average age: 24
  • Incoming student average GPA: 3.3
  • 65 female, 66 male
  • 96 students from Washington state
  • 7 students from California
  • 7 students from Arizona
  • Other states represented: Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, Delaware, Nebraska, Montana, Illinois, and Nevada

Class of 2017

  • Number of students: 84
  • Incoming student average age: 23
  • Incoming student average GPA: 3.3
  • 43 female, 41 male
  • 63 students from Washington state
  • 4 students from Arizona
  • Other states represented are: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah