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 for Pharm.D. Program*

2020 2021 2022
On-time graduation 88% 85% 91%

*For students enrolled in the Pharm.D. program as a single degree. The reason for not graduating on time can be due to academic dismissal, student withdrawal, or a delay in graduation due to personal, medical, or academic reasons.

Pharm.D. Graduate Employment*

Class of 2020 (73 students) Class of 2021 (76 students) Class of 2022 (81 students)
Community 9 (12.3%) 24 (31.5%) 16 (19.7%)
Hospital 2 (2.7%) 2 (2.6%) 2 (2.5%)
Residency 29 (39.7%) 23 (30.3%) 42 (51.9%)
Fellowship 3 (4.1%) 9 (11.8%) 10 (12.3%)
Other^ 4 (5.5%) 4 (5.2%) 3 (3.7%)
Pursuing another degree 0 0 2 (2.5%)
Still finalizing plans 18 (24.7%) 12 (15.8%) 6 (7.4%)
No response 8 (11%) 2 (2.6%) 0

*Information gathered from students at the time of graduation from the Pharm.D. program

^ Other types of employment as a pharmacist that each represent <5% of the graduating class, such as long-term care, Veteran’s Affairs, armed forces, industry, or medical marijuana dispensary.

First-time Pass Rate- North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX)

Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
UConn Graduates 89% 90% 77%
National 87% 87% 84%