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. You can read the 2019 Accreditation Self-Study report.

 

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-seven percent of our students who began the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in fall 2015 graduated on time in May 2019. Close to 40% of our graduating students participated in a research project during their program. Our Doctor of Pharmacy students usually exceed the national average for passing the NAPLEX pharmacy licensure exam. The 2019 (May 1-August 31 testing window) NAPLEX average pass rate for Purdue Doctor of Pharmacy students was 96.15% on the first attempt. The 2019 (May1-August 31 testing window) MPJE (in-state only) average pass rate for Purdue Doctor of Pharmacy students was 91.09 % on the first attempt. Graduates of the Class of 2019 received an average starting salary of $100,412 (includes chain and independent pharmacy salaries only). Below are listed the career choices and starting salaries of our May 2019 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates as of September 1, 2019.

Placement for May 2019 Pharm.D. Graduates - 146 graduates
Employment Number Percent Avg. Salary Salary Range
Residency 59 40.4 % $47,121 $40,000 - $58,000
Fellowship 10 6.8 % $50,928 $45,500 - $65,000
Community - Chain and Independent 35 23.9 % $100,142 $60,000 - $130,000
Other - Hospital, industry, etc. 6 4.1 % $113,000 $100,000 - $122,000
Offers, but not yet accepted as of May 2019 3 2.1 % n/a n/a
Seeking Employment 18 12.3 % n/a n/a
No Response 13 8.9 % n/a n/a
Note: percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding.

 

Below are listed the career choices of our May 2019 graduating Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences students:

Placement for May 2019 Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduates - 34 graduates
Employment Number Percent
Employed† 6 17.7 %
Continuing Education‡ 13 38.2 %
Offers, but not yet accepted as May 2019 3 8.8 %
Seeking Employment 4 11.8 %
Unknown/No Response 8 23.5 %
† - Average salary $46,333
‡ - enrolled in graduate or health professional program

 

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