Accreditation and Assessment

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Accreditation

The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB)  is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). UB has maintained continuous accreditation by the MSCHE since 1921. The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences degree programs fall within this university accreditation.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE).  The current accreditation period is through June 30, 2020.

Outcomes and Assessment

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has a comprehensive assessment system that targets structure, process, and outcomes relative to the institution and its academic, research, and service missions. The school is committed to collecting and effectively using high quality data and information to support its continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts, particularly those that target improvements in student success.

PharmD Graduation Rates

201920182017
2016
2015
Number of Students137132130126124
On-Track Graduation85.4%92.4%89.2%92.1%94.3%
On Time (Four-Year)81.0%87.9%76.9%81.0%91.1%
On Time (Dual Degree)4.4%*4.6%*12.3%*11.1%3.2%
Graduation Delayed5.8%5.3%3.9%3.1%2.5%
6-Year Graduation Raten/an/a93.1%95.2%96.8%
Not Graduating8.8%2.3%6.9%4.8%3.2%
Withdrew3.0%2.3%4.6%3.2%0.8%
Dismissed5.8%0.0%2.3%1.6%2.4%

*These dual degree students are on track to graduate in the expected number of years based on their program.

Employment Settings

Employment Settings - 2018.

Previous PharmD Graduate Employment Settings

Employment Setting - 2017.
Employment Setting - 2015.
Employment Setting - 2016.

Employment Settings Data

 CommunityInstitutionalManaged CareResidencyFellowshipOther Pharmacy AreaOther Non-PharmacyUnknown
2018Number57116375807
 %43.5%8.4%4.6%28.3%3.8%6.1%0.0%5.3%
2017Number53543237113
 %44.9%4.2%3.4%27.1%2.6%5.9%0.9%11.0%
2016Number5844276405
 %53.7%3.7%3.7%25.0%5.6%3.7%0.0%4.6%
2015Number681932541010
 %52.3%14.6%2.3%19.2%3.1%0.8%0.0%7.7%

Licensure Results: NAPLEX and MPJE**

YearFirst-Time Test TakersNAPLEXMPJE
2018UB96.7%91.9%
 State87.5%79.3%
 National89.5%83.8%
2017UB93.6%87.8%
 State86.2%84.6%
 National87.9%85.2%
2016UB90.7%88.3%
 State83.2%81.7%
 National85.9%84.7%
2015UB93.8%97.6%
 State90.1%96.5%
 National92.6%94.4%

Licensure Results: New York Part III Examination Pass Rates***

YearMonthUB First-Time
Test Takers
State First-Time
Test Takers
2018June87%83%
 January97%80%
2017June79%68%
 January79%78%
2016June94%87%
 January74%56%
2015June94%72%
 January83%55%

**The NAPLEX, or North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. It is just one component of the licensure process and is used by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist. The most recent NAPLEX pass rates from all accredited schools/colleges of pharmacy can be found here.

The MPJE, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, combines federal- and state-specific questions to test the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists. It serves as the pharmacy law examination in participating jurisdictions. The most recent MPJE pass rates from all accredited school/colleges of pharmacy can be found here.

***The goal of the NYS Part III Examination is to assess competence in prescription compounding and pharmacy practice. The exam is administered over 2 days. Day 1 accounts for 40% of the final grade and consists of open-ended, and short-answer written questions. Day 2 accounts for 60% of the final grade and is comprised of 3 questions on compounding prescriptions.