Accreditation and Assessment

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University at Buffalo: Middle States Commisison on Higher Education

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.

PharmD Program: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX, 866/228-2631, web site

The current accreditation period is through June 30, 2022.

PharmD Program Quality Indicators

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

2020 201920182017
Number of Students 135 137 132130126
On-Track Graduation 89.7% 85.4% 92.4%89.2%92.1%
On Time (Four-Year) 77.8% 81.0%87.9%76.9%81.0%
On Time (Dual Degree) 11.9% 4.4%*4.6%*12.3%*11.1%
Graduation Delayed 5.2% 5.8%4.6%3.9%3.1%
6-Year Graduation Rate n/a n/a97.0%93.1%95.2%
Not Graduating 4.5% 8.8%3.0%6.9%4.8%
Withdrew 2.9% 3.0%3.0%4.6%3.2%
Dismissed 2.2% 5.8%0.0%2.3%1.6%

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

Employment Settings

2019 PharmD Graduates

Employment Settings - 2019.

Licensure Results


YearFirst-Time Test TakersNAPLEXMPJE
2019 UB 91.7% 88.1%
  State 86.8% 80.1%
  National 88.3% 83.6%

New York Part III Examination Pass Rates***

YearMonthUB First-Time
Test Takers
State First-Time
Test Takers
2020 June TBA TBA
  January 80% 75%
2019 June 87% 83%
  January 97% 80%

**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.