Student Outcomes

PharmD Graduation Rates
  2015 2016
On-Time Graduation Rate for UW-SoP 93% 96%
Five-Year Graduation Rate for UW-SoP 95% 98%
Placement in Residency Training

Percentage of applicants matched with residency training programs.

  2015 2016
UW-SoP applicant pool 82% 88%
National applicant pool 62% 68%
Residency Setting
UW SoP graduate residency settings: General Pharmacy Residency 74%; Ambulatory Care 7%; Managed Care 3%; Community Pharmacy 3%; Combined PGY1 Residency with Masters Program 4%; Pharmacy Informatics 2%; Specialty Pharmacy 2%; Health System Administration with Masters Program 5%.

Post-graduation Placement
Placement Area 2015 2016
Employment 39% 51%
Residency 41% 44%
Fellowship / Post-graduate Education 1% 2%
Unreported / Could not follow-up 18% 3%
Placement Timing
  2015 2016
At time of graduation 81% 89%
Within 90 days of graduation 92% 97%
Employment Setting

Pie chart showing employment setting for 2016 UW-SoP PharmD grads.  Residency Program: 46%; Employment in Community Pharmacy setting: 42%; Employment in Non-Community pharmacy setting: 12%.

Data based on an employment survey voluntarily completed by graduating students in May of each year.

NAPLEX Pass Rates

UW-Madison First-Time Pass Rates for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX)

The NAPLEX assesses knowledge, judgment, and skills that all pharmacists are expected to demonstrate in practice.

Year UW-Madison SoP Graduates Peer Group *
(n=11)
All ACPE-accredited Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy
2016 94.62% 93.43% 85.86%
2015 96.18% 96.05% 92.64%
2014 97.56% 97.57% 94.88%
3-year average 96.12% 95.68% 91.13%

* Peer group members: Illinois at Chicago, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Purdue, Ohio State, California-San Francisco, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Texas at Austin, and Washington.

MPJE Pass Rates

UW-Madison First Attempt Pass Rates for the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE):

The MJPE assesses candidates’ knowledge of state and federal laws governing the practice of pharmacy.

Year UW-Madison SoP Graduates Peer Group *
(n=10)
All ACPE-accredited Schools & Colleges of Pharmacy #
2016 95.45% 91.12% 87.74%
2015 96.46% 97.96% 94.35%
2014 99.02% 97.37% 95.17%
3-year average 96.98% 95.48% 91.42%

* Peer group members: Illinois at Chicago, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Purdue, Ohio State, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Texas at Austin, and Washington.

# Includes all schools and colleges of pharmacy in states where the MPJE is administered

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