Graduating Student Profile

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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
2020 56 94.64% 100%
2019 59 94.92% 100%
2018 54 96.3% 98.15%
2017 56 96.42% 98.21%
2016 62 91.94% 100%

 

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).  Intern hours required for licensure vary by state.  Please consult with appropriate state regulations for guidance.  

  NAPLEX 
  First Time Passing Rate %
Class of UNMC National
2020 100% 88.43%
2019 100% 88.34%
2018 98.11% 89.46%
2017 94.64% 87.95%
2016 95.16% 85.86%

 

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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 UNMC National
2020 98.04% 84.59%
2019 93.88% 83.58%
2018 93.33% 83.76%
2017 98.04% 85.2%
2016 95.1% 84.74%


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.

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     Student Career Plans within 60 Days of Graduation  
Type of Practice
Class of Class Size Community Institutional

Residency/

Fellowship

Other

(Government/PhD/CSC)

Seeking
2020 56 20 3 21 3 9
2019 59 17 11 19 4 8
2018 54 22 5 16 5 6
2017 56 27 4 16 0 9
2016 62 33 5 14 0 10
   Student Career Plans within 60 Days of Graduation  
   Practice Location  
Class of Class Size Rural Nebraska Urban Nebraska Out of State Seeking
2020 56 10 19 18 9
2019 59 8 24 19 8
2018 54 9 19 20 6
2017 56 11 22 14 9
2016 62 17 27 8 10

 

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