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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy Program Outcomes

On-Time Graduation Rates

Percent of Students who graduated within the specified 4 years of the program.

Year On -time Graduation (P1-P4)
2020 88%
2019 85%

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts

Year First Time Candidates College Pass Rate 
2020 119 84%
2019 139  92%

PCP Graduate Placements in Residencies, and Fellowships

  • 56% of 2021 graduates seeking postgraduate training were matched with a PGY1 pharmacy residency program. Residency placements included local health systems such as Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Veteran’s Administration (VA), Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Temple University Hospital.  Other graduates matched at more distance sites such as Bay Pines VA – Florida and the Hospital of Central Connecticut.

  • Of the 34 2020 graduates who completed a PGY-1 residency, 10 were matched with a PGY2 pharmacy residency program in 2021.

  • Graduates were hired into one and two year pharmaceutical industry at a significantly higher rate than others schools/colleges of pharmacy. Industry sites included companies such as American Regen, Biogen and Merck.

Year  PGY- 1 Residency Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
Industrial Fellowship Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
2021 30 (27%) 8 (7%)
2020 34 (25%) * 16 (12%) *



Laura H. Waite, PharmD, BCPS, CLS, BC-ADM
Interim Assistant Dean of PCP Student Affairs and Admissions


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