Program Outcomes

Our PharmD graduates develop the comprehensive knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to stand out as health care professionals.

PharmD Graduate Skill Set

The following outcomes reflect the terminal skills that all UB PharmD graduates should be able to demonstrate upon program completion.

PharmD Graduation Rates

20212020 201920182017
2016
Number of Students 131135 137 132130126
On-Track Graduation 88.5%89.7% 85.4% 92.4%89.2%92.1%

*2021 rates reflective of December 2021 data

Employment After Graduation

Licensure Results

NAPLEX and MPJE**

Year First-Time Test Takers NAPLEX MPJE
2021 UB 92.0% 91.0%
  State 80.2% 80.1%
  National 84.0% 80.0%
       

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.