Program Quality Indicators

Doctor of Pharmacy Program Quality Indicators

 Accreditation Status:

School of Pharmacy: 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.

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 Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The university’s current accreditation is valid until 2017.

NEASC’s policies and regulations pertaining to the accreditation process are available on the NEASC website (www.neasc.org) or by contacting them at 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803; 781/425-7700 or 855/88-NEASC (855-886-3272); FAX 781/425-1001.

 

On-Time Graduation Rates

Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016
Delayed for personal or academic reasons 4 0 0
Left program voluntarily, due to death, or dismissal 1 3 2
Students extending graduation date to pursue dual degree 2 3 4
On-time graduation rate (excluding extension for dual degree) 95% 98% 98%

 

 Post-graduation employment path (Students surveyed prior to graduation.)

Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
Community – chain/grocery 45.8% 42.1% 48.5% 28.4%
Community – independent 5.2% 3.2% 3% 1%
Residency 33.3% 33.7% 25.3% 45.1%
Fellowship 5.2% 1.1% 4% 9.8%
Hospital pharmacy 2.1%
Armed Forces 1%
LTC Pharmacy 2.1%
Pharma Industry 1.1% 1%
PhD 1% 1.9%
Other industry 3% 1%
Undecided/unreported 10.4% 14.7% 13.1% 12.7%

 64% of Class of 2016 graduates stayed in Connecticut post-graduation

48% of Class of 2017 graduates stayed in Connecticut post-graduation

 

 NAPLEX Passing Rate for First Attempts

  Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
First-attempt pass rate 98.9% 97.8% 88.4% 91.4% 95.2%