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-seven percent of our students who began the PharmD program in Fall 2012 graduated on time in May 2016. 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. 89.84% of our May 2016 graduates passed the NAPLEX Board exam on the first attempt. Graduates of the Class of 2016 averaged 2 job offers with a range from 1 to 8, and received an average starting salary of $115,341 (includes chain, independent, nuclear, military, industry, and hospital salaries only). Below are listed the career choices and starting salaries of our May 2016 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates as of September 1, 2016.

Employment Number Percent Avg. Salary Salary Range
Residency 38 27.94 % $43,927 $38,000 - $50,000
Fellowship 8 5.88 % $50,600 $40,000 - $64,000
Continuing Education 4 2.94 % n/a n/a
Community - Chain/Retail 57 41.94 % $117,915 $96,000 - $136,000
Community - Independent 4 2.94 % $110,560 $100,000 - $120,000
Hospital 7 5.14 % $108,619 $97,697 - $120,000
Industry 5 3.68 % $97,267 $88,800 - $110,000
Long-Term Care 1 0.74 % n/a  
Nuclear Pharmacy 3 2.20 % $115,000 $110,000 - $120,000
Military 1 0.74 % n/a  
Consulting 1 0.74 % n/a  
Other Area/Not Specified 4 2.94 % $85,500 $50,000 - $117,000
Seeking/No Response 3 2.20 % n/a n/a
Note: percentages do not sum to 100% due to rounding.

 

Below are listed the career choices of our May 2016 graduating Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences students:

Employment Number Percent
Students Graduating 26 100 %
Survey Responses 26 100 %
Not Seeking 3 11.53 %
Employed 4 15.38 %
Continuing Education† 7 26.92 %
Seeking Employment 9 34.62 %
Unknown/No Response 3 11.53 %
† - enrolled in graduate or professional school

 

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