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Program Measurements

On-Time Graduation Rates

Admission Year Graduation Year Total Students On-Time Graduates*
2017 2021 251 216 (86%)

*6 dismissed, 13 withdrew, 14 graduated delayed


Pharmacist Board Licensure Exams**

National Pharmacy Licensing Exam (NAPLEX) Pass Rates

Class Year First-Time Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2021 86% 84%


Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE) Pass Rates

Class Year Overall Pass Rate In-State Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2021 69.4% 73.0% 77.9%


Job Placement and Employment

Class of 2021

Graduates Employed in Pharmacy Profession (Total)

  • Community Practice
  • Hospital/Institutional Practice
  • Nontraditional Pharmacy Fields
  • Postgraduate Education or Residency Training



Graduates with Unknown Employment Status 60%


Residency Training

St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UHSP continues to rank high for candidates matched to a PGY1 residency program with a 78% residency match rate in 2022 (national average: 72%). The table represents the most recent updated data.

Class Year No. Matched for PGY1 No. of Programs No. of States
2021 44 40 16
2022 34 34 14


**Requirements for State Licensure

To practice pharmacy, one must become licensed as a pharmacist in the state in which they wish to practice. Licensure means that the candidate has met the eligibility requirements for licensure and successfully passed an examination.

The School of Pharmacy prepares a student for potential licensure/certification in Missouri and meets the relevant educational requirements for the licensure/certification board/agency in the state of Missouri. Most states' eligibility requirements include graduation from an accredited school or college of pharmacy and completion of a specific number of hours of practical experience under the supervision of a pharmacist. Since these requirements are not uniform from state to state, students should obtain information regarding state licensure, examination, educational and practical experience requirements from the board of pharmacy for the state in which they plan to be licensed. The University has not made a determination that the pharmacy program meets any other state's educational requirements for licensure.

It is important for you to know the specific requirements of the state in which you intend to apply for licensure/certificate.

The pharmacist licensure exam consists of two parts. Part one is a standardized, computer-based exam known as North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). NAPLEX is administered through the state board of pharmacy and consists of questions drawn from all aspects of pharmacy. Part two is the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), a test on the federal and state laws that affect pharmacy. Both NAPLEX and MPJE are administered at specific testing centers across the country. For information about these exams, students should contact the board of pharmacy in the state in which they plan to be licensed and consult the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website.

Once licensed, the pharmacist can reciprocate this license to most states.

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