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Student Success & Outcomes

Our proof is in the numbers. Find out why WSU is one of the best pharmacy schools in the West.

91.4% on-time graduation rate for 2021

87% of 2021 graduates actively looking, accepted a job, residency, fellowship, had a pending offer, or were in negotiations.

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. For the class of 2020, there were 154 first-time test takers from WSU, and 13,313 total first-time test takers in the nation. Employment numbers are based on a survey of students conducted May 2021.

Where are our students going?

Each year WSU Doctor of Pharmacy students are accepted into residencies across the nation, working in acute or ambulatory care, community pharmacy, managed care pharmacy and fellowships.

Crimson= States with residency matches

Post-graduation placement*

 Class of 2020
Institutional (Residency/Fellowship/Hospital)37.9%
Ambulatory/Clinic Pharmacy1.7%
Community Pharmacy
 Chain40.5%
 Independent4.3%
Other/Unspecified0.9%
With offers pending negotation14.7%

*Based on a survey of students conducted a few weeks prior to graduation in May 2021; data represents percentages out of 116 class of 2021 graduates who secured residencies, fellowships, jobs or offers of employment.

WSU pharmacy students come from Washington, California, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

Where are our students from?

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to have a diverse and inclusive student body. From urban areas to rural communities, our students’ personal experiences and distinct backgrounds provide an enriching peer-to-peer learning environment.

Class profiles

 Class of 2019Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022Class of 2023Class of 2024
Number of students152167176171133108
Spokane12213014413610694
Yakima303732352714
Average age23242524.525.624.3
Average GPA
at time of application
3.33.33.23.23.23.3
Demographics
Female89109931088576
Male635883634629