Philadelphia College of Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy Program Outcomes

On-Time Graduation Rates

Year On -time Graduation (P1-P4)
2017 84%
2018 84%

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts

Year First Time Candidates Pass Rate
2017 * 177 90%
* National Pass Rate from all ACPE accredited pharmacy programs = 88%

PCP Graduate Placements in PGY1 Residencies, and Fellowships, 2018

Thirty-four percent of students in the 2018 graduating class entered the match for a residency, and of those students, 66% matched. In addition, 19 graduates accepted fellowships in the pharmaceutical industry.  The 2018 graduating class boasts a 33% post-graduation PGY1 residency and fellowship placement rate—above the national average.

Year  Residency Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
Industrial Fellowship Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
2018 42 (23%) * 19 (10%)
* Above national average

PGY1 Residency Placements for the Graduating Class of 2018

Residency placements included local health systems such as Abington Hospital–Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  Other graduates matched at sites such as University of UPMC Mercy, Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Full list of residency placement sites.

Industry Fellowship Placements for the Graduating Class of 2018

Graduates were hired into one and two year pharmaceutical industry at a significantly higher rate than others schools/colleges of pharmacy. Industry sites included Janssen, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, and Allergan. Full list of fellowship placement sites.


Laura A. Mandos, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Dean


PCP Dean’s Office, GH2016
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495