Program Quality Indicators

pharmacy UConn School of Pharmacy students in pharmacy school lounge

The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program earned an 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, 2021 prior to which the School will apply to renew.

ACPE’s policies and regulations pertaining to the accreditation process are available on the ACPE website (www.acpe-accredit.org) or by contacting them at 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810; 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652.

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 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
Delayed for personal or academic reasons 0 4 4 2 6
Left program voluntarily, due to death, or dismissal 2 1 2 2 5
Students extending graduation date to pursue dual degree 4 1 1 0 2
On-time graduation rate 98% 95% 94% 96% 87.21%

Post-graduation employment path (students surveyed during graduation)

2016
99 students
2017
102 students
2018
97 students
2019
93 students
2020
73 students
Community - chain/grocery 48 (48.5%) 29 (28.4%) 27 (27.8) 24 (25.8%) 8 (11%)
Community - independent 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
Residency 25 (25.3%) 47 (46%) 40 (41.3%) 41 (44.1%) 29 (39.7%)
Fellowship 4 (4%) 10 (9.8%) 4 (4.1%) 6 (6.4%) 3 (4.1%)
Hospital pharmacy 4 (4.1%) 1 (1%) 2 (2.7%)
Armed Forces 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
LTC Pharmacy 1 (1%)
MPH
Pharma Industry 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 3 (3%) 2 (2.7%)
VA system
Pursuing Medical School 1 (1%)
PhD 1 (1%) 2 (1.9%) 1 (1%)
Other industry 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 1(1.4%)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary 1 (1.4%)
Per diem 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%)
No information 8 (11%)
Still finalizing plans 13 (13.1%) 11 (10.8%) 12 (12.4%) 14 (15%) 19 (26%)*

*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%* 94.12%

*Compare to national averages: 2017 81.96%; 2018 83.09%; 2019 81.91%; 2020 91.70%