Accreditation

The Purdue College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which acts as the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

 

Student Performance and Career Opportunities

Our faculty and staff are deeply committed to assisting students in succeeding in the classroom and, ultimately, as professionals. Ninety-six percent of our students who began the PharmD program in fall 2014 graduated on time in May 2018. Close to 40% of our graduating students participated in a research project during their program.  Our Doctor of Pharmacy students consistently exceed the national average for passing the NAPLEX Board exam. 87.7% (107 of 122) of our May 2018 graduates passed the NAPLEX Board exam on the first attempt. Graduates of the Class of 2018 received an average starting salary of $112,671 (includes chain, independent, and hospital salaries only). Below are listed the career choices and starting salaries of our May 2018 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates as of September 1, 2018.

Placement for May 2018 Pharm.D. graduates
Employment Number Percent Avg. Salary Salary Range
Residency 60 41.67 % $46,257 $36,500 - $60,000
Fellowship 7 4.86 % $49,900 $45,000 - $67,000
Community - Chain/Retail 32 22.22 % $115,349 $90,000 - $135,000
Community - Independent 4 4.17 % $117,000 $114,000 - $120,000
Hospital 4 2.78 % $105,666 $89,000 - $118,000
Internship 7 4.86 % n/a n/a
Industry 3 2.08 % n/a n/a
Managed Care 1 0.69 % n/a n/a
Nuclear Pharmacy 2 1.38 % n/a n/a
Undecided 2 1.38 % n/a n/a
Other Area/Not Specified 4 2.78 % n/a n/a
Seeking/No Response 18 12.50 % n/a n/a
Note: percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding.

 

Below are listed the career choices of our May 2018 graduating Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences students:

Placement for May 2018 BSPS graduates
Employment Number Percent
Students Graduating 37 100 %
Survey Responses 29 100 %
Employed† 4 13.79 %
Seeking Employment 10 34.48 %
Continuing Education‡ 15 51.72 %
Unknown/No Response 2 6.67 %
† - Average salary $45,000 for permanent employment
‡ - enrolled in graduate or professional school

 

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