NAPLEX Pass Rate Article Corrected, PCP 2016 Students in Top Third

Published on March 16, 2017

A recent article in Pharmacy Times "How Did Different Pharmacy Schools Perform on the NAPLEX?" initially incorrectly listed the pass rates for USciences’ Philadelphia College of Pharmacy students. The article has since been corrected.

The article focuses on changes in the NAPLEX exam that has led to a national decline in the average NAPLEX pass rate by first time test takers from 92.64% to 85.86%. Pass rates for all pharmacy schools can be found at

The article had confused PCP with the pass rate for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia) and erroneously listed PCP in the "bottom 10" for pass rates. In fact, the pass rate for PCP was 90.6%. Consistent with the national trend, the scores did drop from 97.65% in 2015; however, PCP students remain well over the national average and in the top third of all pharmacy schools.

For 2016, the pass rates among all PA pharmacy schools did well relative to the national average with pass rates ranging from 81.50% to 94.48% with three of us over 90%.

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