Graduating Student Profile

Graduating Student Profile

As a prospective student considers applying to our Doctor of Pharmacy program, we understand the expectation to be informed about the time commitment needed to complete the course of study, as well as the likelihood of licensure after completion.  The following information illuminates the achievements of the most recent Doctor of Pharmacy graduates.

On-time Graduation
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree involves 64 semester hours of pre-pharmacy requirements that are completed prior to admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  The expected time to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy program is four years of full-time study.  Students may experience a delay in graduation for academic or personal reasons.

Graduating Class Year Class Size % in 4 years % in 5 years
2016 62 91.94% 100%
2015 55 96.4% 98.21%
2014 40 95% 97.5%
2013 65 96.92% 98.46%
2012 65 96.92% 100.00%
2011 60 100.00% 100.00%
2010 69 95.65% 100.00%

Performance on Licensure Exams

To become a licensed pharmacist, graduates must pass two exams: the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination) examination and a state specific MPJE (Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination).

  NAPLEX 
  First Time Passing Rate %
Class of UNMC National
2016 95.16% 85.86%
2015 98.11% 92.64%
2014 97.5% 94.88%
2013 100% 95.36%
2012 100% 96.68%
2011 100% 96.24%
2010 100% 94.63%

NAPLEX Scores

In addition to the NAPLEX, Graduates must also pass a state specific law exam, MPJE, to obtain a license to practice as a pharmacist.  A student may sit for the MPJE in more than one state, which means these numbers may show more MPJE attempts than students in the graduating class.  Data shown here is for all law exams taken by graduates within one calendar year of graduation.

MPJE      
Class of Total MPJE exams # of NE MPJE exams UNMC % of NE exam passed on first attempt # exams for out of state UNMC % pass on first attempt on out of state National % pass rate for first time exams
2016 69 61 95.1% 9 89% 84.08%
2015 71 49 98% 22 95% 82.6%
2014 48 35 100% 13 100% 94.34%
2013 87 51 100% 36 100% 93.08%
2012 92 60 100% 32 100% 92.74%
2011* 47 47 100% NA - 94.67%
2010 88 58 100% 30 100% 94.41%

*Due to changes in the MPJE data reporting, the Class of 2011 data only provides information about in state test takers.

Career Plans for Graduates
UNMC College of Pharmacy graduates seek employment in a variety of settings and locations.  The information provided here shows the type of practice and practice location for the graduating class within 60 days of graduation.

Graduating Pharmacist Career Plans

     Student Career Plans within 60 Days of Graduation  
         Type of Practice    
Class of Class Size Community Institutional Residency/Fellowship Other (Government/PhD) Seeking
2016 62 33 5 14 0 10
2015 55 28 6 13 1 7
2014 40 24 1 12 1 2
2013 65 38 3 17 0 7
2012 65 24 11 14 0 16
2011 60 36 8 16 0 0
2010 69 37 5 20 0 7
   Student Career Plans within 60 Days of Graduation  
   Practice Location  
Class of Class Size Rural Nebraska Urban Nebraska Out of State Seeking
2016 62 17 27 8 10
2015 55 7 24 18 6
2014 40 6 20 13 1
2013 65 12 19 27 7
2012 65 11 21 17 16
2011 60 15 15 30 0
2010 69 11 22 29 7

Class of 2015 Practice Locations