Doctor of Pharmacy

Facts & Student Outcomes

 

WSU Pharmacy first-time test takers NAPLEX pass rates
Representing class of Pass Rate
2010 99%
2011 99%
2012 89%
2013 97%
2014 95%
2015 93%
8 year average 96%
The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. Click here to read more.

WSU Pharmacy first-time test takers MPJE pass rates
Representing class of Pass Rate
2010 98%
2011 96%
2012* 95%
2013* 91%
2014* 92%
2015* 92%
8 year average 94%
*WA state MPJE
The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) combines federal and state specific questions to test the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists. Click here to read more.

Over-all placement (employment or residency)
Class of 2013, N=97
as of April 2013
75%
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%

 

 Postgraduation plans        
 
Class of
2013
Class of
2014
Class of
2015
Class of
2016
#
#
#
#
Residencies
Residency in Washington
10
12
13*
16**
Other Residency
8
10
4*
9**
Community Pharmacy
Chain
38
27
41
52
Independent
3
6
5
5
Ambulatory/Clinic Pharmacy
3
0
1
2
Hospital
4
2
1
2
Pharmaceutical Industry
1
0
0
0
Long-term Care
1
0
0
0
Other
2
2
5
1
Position type unreported
2
0
0
2
      TOTAL
72
59
70
64
 
as of April 30, 2013
as of April 30, 2014
as of May 2015
as of May 2016

* 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
2012
91
12.1
0.0
2.2
87.9
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

 

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 2013
49
*n=
1,977
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
*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 2014
Class of 2015
Class of 2016
Olympia
0
2
13
Pullman
3
3
6
Spokane
56
50
56
Tacoma
10
8
10
Tri-Cities
3
3
7
Vancouver
3
0
0
Wenatchee
0
2
1
Yakima
14
15
21
Total
87
83
114
n = numbers of students

 

 

Class profiles


Class of 2020

  • Number of Students: 167
  • 130 in Spokane, 37 in Yakima
  • Average Age: 24
  • Average GPA: 3.3
  • 109 female, 58 male
  • 121 students from Washington State
  • 18 students from California
  • Other states represented: Hawaii (5), Oregon (5), Colorado (3), Arizona (2), Florida (2), Idaho (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Nevada (2), Arkansas (1), Tennessee (1), and Texas (1)

Class of 2019

  • Number of students: 152
  • 122 in Spokane, 30 in Yakima
  • Average Age: 23
  • Average GPA: 3.3-3.4
  • 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
  • Average Age: 24
  • Average GPA: 3.3-3.4
  • 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
  • Students with bachelor's degrees: 69
  • Average age: 23
  • Average GPA: 3.32
  • 43 female, 41 male
  • 63 students from Washignton state
  • 4 students from Arizona
  • Other states represented are: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah

Class of 2016

  • Number of students: 122
  • Students with bachelor's degrees: 98
  • Average age: 24
  • 69 female, 53 male
  • 86 students from Washington state
  • 19 students from California
  • 6 students from Hawaii
  • Other states represented are: Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas

Class of 2015

  • Number of students: 84
  • Students with bachelor's degrees: 66
  • Average age: 25.3 years
  • 57 female, 27 male
  • 56 students from Washington state
  • 10 students from California
  • Other states represented are: Idaho, Oregon, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, Utah, Colorado