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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.

93.4% on-time graduation rate for 2020

81% of 2020 graduates actively looking, accepted a job, residency, fellowship or had pending offer

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. For the class of 2019, there were 141 first-time test takers from WSU, and 13,869 total first-time test takers in the nation. Employment numbers are based on a survey of students conducted May 2020.

2020 WSU pharmacy graduates went on to residencies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

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
Residency/Fellowship44%
Ambulatory/Clinic Pharmacy1%
Community Pharmacy
 Chain30%
 Independent5%
Hospital1%
Long-term care pharmacy1%
Other/Unspecified5%
With offers pending negotation13%

*Based on a survey of students conducted a few weeks prior to graduation; data represents percentages out of 104 class of 2020 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 2023
Number of students152167176171133
Spokane122130144136106
Yakima3037323527
Average age23242524.525.6
Average GPA
at time of application
3.33.33.23.23.2
Demographics
Female891099310885
Male6358836346