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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.

89% on-time graduation rate for 2022

89% of 2022 graduates actively looking for employment, 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. In 2022, there were 141 first-time test takers from WSU. You can view the 2022 NAPLEX pass rate by hovering your mouse over the 15-year average. Employment numbers are based on a survey of students conducted May 2022.

2022 pharmacy graduates matched for residencies in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Florida, Texas, and North Carolina..

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 2022
Institutional (Residency/Fellowship/Hospital)37.2%
Community Pharmacy42.2%
With offers pending negotation19.6%

*Based on a survey of students conducted a few weeks prior to graduation in May 2022; data represents percentages out of 102 class of 2022 graduates who secured residencies, fellowships, jobs or offers of employment.

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

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 2022Class of 2023Class of 2024Class of 2025Class of 2026
Average age24.525.624.323.822.6
Average GPA
at time of application

More about our students

First generation to attend college31%
English is a second language20%
Come from a small town or rural area18%
Considered economically disadvantaged23%
Black or African American6%
American Indian/Alaska Native/Hawaiian Pacific Islander1%

*Data is self-reported from students enrolled in the WSU doctor of pharmacy program in the 2022-23 academic year.