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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy Program Outcomes

On-Time Graduation Rates

Year On -time Graduation (P1-P4)
2019 85%
2018 84%
2017 84%

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts

For the graduating class of 2018, 94% of PharmD graduates passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)  on their first try – and they scored 6% higher than the national pass rate. 

Year First Time Candidates Pass Rate
2018 * 156 94.23%
2017 * 177 90%
* Above national pass rate for all ACPE accredited programs. Source: // 

PCP Graduate Placements in PGY1 Residencies, and Fellowships

Year  Residency Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
Industrial Fellowship Placements
(number / percent of graduates)
2019 26 (18%) 15 (11%)
2018 42 (23%) * 19 (10%)
* Above national average

PGY1 Residency Placements for the Graduating Class of 2019

Residency placements included local health systems such as Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Temple University Hospital.  Other graduates matched at more distance sites such as North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville and University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington.  Full list of residency placement sites.

Industry Fellowship Placements for the Graduating Class of 2019

Graduates were hired into one and two year pharmaceutical industry at a significantly higher rate than others schools/colleges of pharmacy. Industry sites included Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Novartis.  Full list of fellowship placement sites.


Laura A. Mandos, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Dean


PCP Dean’s Office, GH2016
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495