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Accreditation

University at Buffalo: Middle States Commission 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 www.acpe-accredit.org.

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

20212020 201920182017
2016
Number of Students 131135 137 132130126
On-Track Graduation 87.3%89.7% 85.4% 92.4%89.2%92.1%
On Time (Four-Year) 80.5%77.8% 81.0%87.9%76.9%81.0%
On Time (Dual Degree) 6.8%11.9% 4.4%*4.6%*12.3%*11.1%
Graduation Delayed 7.5% 5.2% 5.8%4.6%3.9%3.1%
6-Year Graduation Rate n/an/a 89.8%97.0%93.1%95.2%
Not Graduating 5.2%5.1% 8.8%3.0%6.9%4.8%
Withdrew 2.6%2.9% 3.0%3.0%4.6%3.2%
Dismissed 2.6%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

2020 PharmD Graduates

Employment Settings - 2020.

ASHP Residency Match Rates

ASHP Residency Match Rates.

National Match Rate: rate of all PGY1 residency matches across the country

UB SPPS Match Rate: rate UB 4th year PharmD students secure a residency position via ASHP Match

UB SPPS Overall Residency Attainment: rate UB 4th year PharmD students secure a residency position via ASHP Match and/or through other opportunities

Licensure Results

Pass Rates.

The results are in for 2020! The University at Buffalo leads regionally and nationally in first-time pass rates for the NAPLEX and MPJE.

NAPLEX and MPJE**

Year First-Time Test Takers NAPLEX MPJE

2020

UB

97.3%

93.5%

 

State

87.3%

81.9%

 

National

88.4%

84.6%

 

 

 

 

2019

UB

91.7%

88.1%

 

State

86.8%

80.1%

 

National

88.3%

83.6%

 

 

 

 

2018

UB

96.7%

91.9%

 

State

87.5%

79.3%

 

National

89.5%

83.8%

 

 

 

 

2017

UB

93.6%

87.8%

 

State

83.6%

84.6%

 

National

87.9%

85.2%

 

 

 

 

2016

UB

90.7%

88.3%

 

State

82.8%

81.7%

 

National

85.9%

84.7%

New York Part III Examination Pass Rates***

Year Month UB First-Time
Test Takers
State First-Time
Test Takers
2020 June 79% 75%
  January 80% 75%
2019 June 87% 83%
  January 97% 80%
2018 June 82% 79%
  January 94% 77%
2017 June 79% 68%
  January 79% 78%
2016 June 94% 87%
  January 74% 56%

**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 MJPE 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.