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%

 

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
2015

97.5%
(n=118)

92.6%
(n=13,786)
100%
(n=92)
94.4%
(n=8,474)
2016 94.8%
(n=116)
85.9%
(n=14,190)
97.6%
(n=84)
84.7%
(n=8,688)
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)

* Pass rates for 2016-2018 graduates reported by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NAPLEX results 2016-2018, MJPE results 2016-2018). Results are for first-time test takers who reported graduating from Ohio State. The NAPLEX exam blueprint was revised in November 2015. New competency statements, test specifications and a new passing standard were implemented for MPJE in April 2016.

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In 2018, Ohio State's first-time test takers exceeded the average annual pass rate for Ohio institutions and ACPE-accredited programs on both the NAPLEX (Ohio institutions' average: 94%, national average: 89.5%) and the MPJE (Ohio institutions' average: 91.9%, national average: 83.8%).*

*Ohio colleges/schools of pharmacy used in the Ohio institutions’ average (weighted average) include Cedarville University, Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine, Ohio Northern University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Findlay and the University of Toledo.

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Third Professional Year Capstone Course, Pharmacy 7007*

Percentage of students who passed Capstone course (n=136)    99%   


* Pharmacy 7007: Capstone includes 20 graded assessments linked to competencies necessary for success in experiential rotations. Students are required to pass at least 15 activities to be eligible to begin advanced experience rotations. 

Professional Skills Evaluation highlights, third professional year Capstone (Class of 2019)

Communication and professionalism activities: Standardized patient encounter    98%   
Managed care activity     100%   
Therapeutic presentation    100%   
Pharmacy service presentation    100%   
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Data obtained from Ohio State College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Placement Survey of the Class of 2019, conducted in April 10-May 6, 2019. Of 134 Ohio State College of Pharmacy graduating students, 134 returned completed surveys (100% response rate).
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Data obtained from Ohio State College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Placement Survey of the Class of 2019, conducted in April 10-May 6, 2019. Of 134 Ohio State College of Pharmacy graduating students, 134 returned completed surveys (100% response rate).
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Post-Graduation Employment*

Average number of months spent aggressively seeking employment    2.2   
Average number of employers interviewed with    2.3 
Average number of job offers received per student    0.8 
Average starting salary (excluding residency salaries)     $101,768  


* Data obtained from Ohio State College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Placement Survey of the Class of 2019, conducted in April 10-May 6, 2019. Of 134 Ohio State College of Pharmacy graduating students, 134 returned completed surveys (100% 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. 78 students self-reported months seeking employment, number of interviews. 77 students self-reported number of job offers. 26 students self-reported starting salaries. Outcomes data will be updated approximately one month and three months post-graduation.

Post-Graduation Options Satisfaction*

Students satisfied with post-graduation plans    74%   
Students satisfied with post-graduation offers received     62%   
Obtained placement in preferred pharmacy setting     67%   


​​​​​​​* Data obtained from Ohio State College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Placement Survey of the Class of 2019, conducted in April 10-May 6, 2019. Of 134 Ohio State College of Pharmacy graduating students, 134 returned completed surveys (100% 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. 78 students self-reported months seeking employment, number of interviews. 77 students self-reported number of job offers. 26 students self-reported starting salaries. Outcomes data will be updated approximately one month and three months post-graduation.