Program Quality Indicators

pharmacy UConn School of Pharmacy students in pharmacy school lounge

The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program has earned another extended 8-year accreditation, the longest term achievable for any college/school of pharmacy and only achievable by long established colleges/schools of pharmacy, from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The school’s current accreditation is valid until June 30, 2029.

The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-3499, 312/664-3575; FAX 866/228-2631, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

Parent institution: The school’s parent institution, the University of Connecticut, is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The university’s current accreditation is valid until fall 2026.

NECHE’s policies and regulations pertaining to the accreditation process are available on the NECHE website (neche.org) or by contacting them at 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803; 781/425-7785.

On-Time Graduation Rates

Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Delayed for personal or academic reasons 4 4 2 6 1
Left program voluntarily, due to death, or dismissal 1 2 2 5 10
Students extending graduation date to pursue dual degree 1 1 0 2 1
On-time graduation rate 95% 94% 96% 87.21% 88.17%

Post-graduation employment path (students surveyed during graduation)

2017
102 students
2018
97 students
2019
93 students
2020
73 students
2021
76 students
Community - chain/grocery 29 (28.4%) 27 (27.8) 24 (25.8%) 9 (12.3%) 21 (27.6%)
Community - independent 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 3 (3.9%)
Residency 47 (46%) 40 (41.3%) 41 (44%) 29 (39.7%) 23 (30.3%)
Fellowship 10 (9.8%) 4 (4.1%) 6 (6.5%) 3 (4.1%) 9 (11.8%)
Hospital pharmacy 4 (4.1%) 2 (2%) 2 (2.7%) 2 (2.6%)
Armed Forces 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
LTC Pharmacy 1 (1%)
MPH
Pharma Industry 2 (2%) 3 (3%) 2 (2.7%) 1 (1.3%)
VA system
Pursuing Medical School 1 (1%)
PhD 2 (1.9%) 1 (1%)
Other industry 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 1(1.4%) 2 (2.6%)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary 1 (1%) 1 (1.4%) 1 (1.3%)
Per diem 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
No information 8 (11%) 2 (2.6%)
Still finalizing plans 11 (10.8%) 12 (12.4%) 13 (14%) 18 (24.7%)* 12 (15.8%)

*COVID-19 impacted hiring at the traditional time. Graduation online.

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) Passing Rates

  Class of '16 Class of  '17 Class of '18 Class of  '19 Class of '20
First-time attempt pass rate 91.75% 92.55%* 92.31%* 89.41%* 90.48%*

*Compare to national averages: 2017 81.96%; 2018 83.09%; 2019 81.91%; 2020 88.43%