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-four percent of our students who began the PharmD program in Fall 2013 graduated on time in May 2017. One-third 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. 95.31% of our May 2017 graduates passed the NAPLEX Board exam on the first attempt. Graduates of the Class of 2017 received an average starting salary of $115,813 (includes chain, independent, and hospital salaries only). Below are listed the career choices and starting salaries of our May 2017 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates as of September 1, 2017.

Placement for May 2017 Pharm.D. graduates
Employment Number Percent Avg. Salary Salary Range
Residency 54 36.00 % $45,620 $40,000 - $52,000
Fellowship 12 8.00 % $46,964 $40,000 - $55,000
Continuing Education 3 2.00 % n/a n/a
Community - Chain/Retail 54 36.00 % $117,247 $93,000 - $130,000
Hospital 8 5.33 % $107,214 $100,000 - $117,000
Industry 2 1.33 % n/a n/a
Managed Care 1 0.67 % n/a n/a
Nuclear Pharmacy 1 0.67 % n/a n/a
Consulting 1 0.67 % n/a n/a
Other Area/Not Specified 8 5.33 % n/a n/a
Seeking/No Response 6 4.00 % n/a n/a
Note: percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding.

 

Below are listed the career choices of our May 2017 graduating Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences students:

Placement for May 2017 BSPS graduates
Employment Number Percent
Students Graduating 30 100 %
Survey Responses 30 100 %
Not Seeking 4 13.33 %
Employed† 10 33.33 %
Continuing Education‡ 14 46.67 %
Unknown/No Response 2 6.67 %
† - Average salary $51,252 for permanent employment
‡ - enrolled in graduate or professional school

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