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
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)
2019 92.97%
(n=128)
88.34% (n=13,869) 96.59%
(n=88)
83.58%
(n=8,871)

* Pass rates for 2016-2019 graduates reported by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NAPLEX results 2017-2019, MJPE results 2017-2019). 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 2019, 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: 92.1%, national average: 88.3%) and the MPJE (Ohio institutions’ average: 93.8%, national average: 83.6%).*

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

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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).
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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    76%   
Students satisfied with post-graduation offers received     69%   
Obtained placement in preferred pharmacy setting     70%   


* Data obtained from Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Placement Survey of the Class of 2020, conducted April 7-May 11, 2020. Of 126 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.

* Post-Graduation Employment: Sixty-three students self-reported months seeking employment and number of job offers. Twenty students receiving or accepting employment offers self-reported starting salaries. Outcomes data were supplemented with one-month and three-month post-graduation follow-ups conducted with graduates who were “still seeking” positions at time of graduation.