Doctor of Pharmacy Program Outcomes

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Doctor of Pharmacy Program Outcomes

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Graduation Rates
Class of Four-year graduation rate* Delayed graduation for personal or academic reasons Dismissed Withdrew for personal or academic reasons
2016 92.7% 3.3% 0.0% 4.1%
2017 93.4% 3.3% 0.8% 2.5%
2018 96.7% 0.8% 1.7% 0.8%
2019 95.0% 3.6% 0.0% 2.1%
2020 96.9% 2.3% 0.0% 0.8%

 

Four-year graduation rate reflects the percentage of students from the cohort admitted four years prior to graduation, minus students pursuing dual degrees requiring them to extend their enrollment time in the PharmD program beyond four years. Percentages of students delaying graduation for other reasons, withdrawing or dismissed from program calculated based on number of non-dual-degree graduates from the cohort admitted four years prior.

 

Licensure Exam Pass Rates*
Year NAPLEX
Ohio State
NAPLEX 
All ACPE-accredited programs
MPJE 
Ohio State
MPJE 
All-accredited programs
2017 94.1%
(n=119)
88%
(n=14,087)
94.1%
(n=84)
85.2%
(n=8,864)
2018

95.6%
(n=114)

89.5% (n=14,103) 97.4% (n=78) 83.8% (n=8,705)
2019 92.97%
(n=128)
88.34% (n=13,869) 96.59%
(n=88)
83.58%
(n=8,871)
2020 91.74%
(n=121)
88.43%
(n=13,313)
85.87%
(n=92)
84.59%
(n=8,470)
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Ohio State’s first-time test takers have exceeded the average annual pass rate for ACPE-accredited programs on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE) since 2012.

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Third Professional Year Program-Level Assessment Highlights, Class of 2020*

Percentage of students who passed PLA course (n=130) 99%
Communication and Professionalism Assessment Highlights:  
Medication Therapy Management Standardized Patient Encounter Passing Rate    100%   
Disease Management Standardized Patient Encounter Passing Rate    100%   
Drug Information Literature Evaluation    100%   

How did students pay for pharmacy school?

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Data obtained from Ohio State College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Placement Survey of the Class of 2020, conducted in April 7-May 11, 2020. Of 126 Ohio State College of Pharmacy graduating students 122 returned completed surveys (98.6% response rate).
2021 PharmD Outcomes

Self-reported outcomes collected via annual post-graduation outcomes survey, administered via Qualtrics survey software, April 7-May 11, 2020. Survey response rate: 98.6%.  Data supplemented with one-month and three-month post-graduation follow-ups conducted with graduates who were seeking positions at time of graduation.

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Post-Graduation Employment*

Average number of months spent aggressively seeking employment    2.2   
Average number of employers interviewed with 1.1
Average number of job offers received per student    0.6
Average starting salary (excluding residency salaries)     $90,292  

Post-Graduation Options Satisfaction*

Students satisfied with post-graduation plans    80%   
Students satisfied with post-graduation offers received     75%   
Obtained placement in preferred pharmacy setting     75%   


* Pass rates for 2018-2020 graduates reported by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (here and here). Results are for first-time test takers who reported graduating from Ohio State.

* Data obtained from OSU College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Exit Survey of the Class of 2020, conducted in April 7-May 11, 2020. Of 126 OSU College of Pharmacy graduating students, 122 returned completed surveys (98.6% response rate). Due to the nature of the survey, individuals were only required to answer the questions that applied to them, leading to a varying number of responses for each item. 63 students self-reported months seeking employment, number of job offers. 64 students self-reported number interviews. 20 students receiving or accepting employment offers self-reported starting salaries. Outcomes data have been supplemented with email inquiry from Career Services advisors one month post-graduation and online surveys administered three months and six months post-graduation.