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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)
2019 85%
2018 84%
2017 84%

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts

For PCP students graduating in 2019, 92% of PharmD graduates passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) on their first try – and they scored 4% higher than the national pass rate.

Year First Time Candidates College Pass Rate  National Pass Rate 
2019 139  92% 88%
2018 156 94% 89%
2017 177 90% 88%

PCP Graduate Placements in Residencies, and Fellowships

  • 67% of 2020 graduates seeking postgraduate training were matched with a PGY1 pharmacy residency program (compared to 60% nationally). 88% of graduates completing a PGY1 residency in 2019 were matched with a PGY2 pharmacy residency program in 2020. 
Year  Residency Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
Industrial Fellowship Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
2020 34 (25%) * 16 (12%) *
2019 26 (18%) 15 (11%) *
2018 42 (23%) * 19 (10%) *
* Above national average

PGY1 Residency Placements for the Graduating Class of 2020

Residency placements included local health systems such as Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Temple University Hospital.  Other graduates matched at more distance sites such as AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago, University of North Carolina Hospitals and University of Vermont Medical Center.  Full list of residency placement sites.

Industry Fellowship Placements for the Graduating Class of 2020

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


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


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