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College of Pharmacy Student Performance Data

for Admitted and Graduated Students
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The Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy collects and analyzes data to help improve the quality and delivery of its program. The following data pertains to both admitted and graduated pharmacy students.

Academic Profiles

This table provides applicant data for those students who enrolled in the College of Pharmacy for the past four years.

Graduation Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020  2021
Number of Applicants 568 597 729 719 670 618 527 445
Entering Class Size 66 71 66 64 71 65 54 85
Cumulative GPA 3.18 3.12 3.22 3.09 3.15 3.22 3.20 3.31
Pre-Requisite GPA -- --  --  --  --  --  --  3.37
Science/Math GPA 3.2 3.1 3.19 3.12 3.15 3.14 3.27 3.01
PCAT Composite 54 50 54 60 58 54 47 57
In-State Residents 56 50 39 42 51 46 44 52
Average Age at Entry 25 24 25 28 26 26 26 24

Graduation and Retention Rates

This table provides persistence, retention and graduation data for each class. As an accelerated program, on-time graduation is defined as three years from matriculation. Graduation delays may result from medical or personal leaves of absence or academic performance.

Class of Number Admitted On-Time Graduation Delayed Graduation Withdrew from Program Overall Retention Rate
2014 66 61 2(A), 1(M/P) 2 97%
2015 71 65 3(A) 3 96%
2016 66 61 1(A), 1(M/P) 3 95%
2017 64 56 3(A), 4(M/P) 1 98%
2018  71  56  8(A), 3(M/P)  94% 

(A) - Academic (M/P) - Medical or Personal

NAPLEX Pass Rates

After graduation from a PharmD program, graduates must pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX), and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) for the state in which they wish to practice pharmacy. The NAPLEX pass rate for Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy graduates is presented below.


2014 2015 2016 2017

Roosevelt (1st-Time Test-Takers)

95% 85% 76% 81%

Roosevelt (Overall Test-Takers)

95% 85% 88% 92%

National

95% 92% 86% 88%

Post-Graduation Employment Data1


Class of 20152 Class of 20163 Class of 2017

n % n % n %
Graduating Class Size 68
63
58
Employed (within Pharmacy) 65 98.5% 57 98.5% 51
96%
Employed (non Pharmacy) 1 1.5% 1 1.5% 1
2%
Unemployed 0 0% 0 0% 1
2%
Lost to Follow Up4 2
5
5








Employer Type (within Pharmacy)





Community5
56 86% 45 79% 35
69%
Non-Community6
3 5% 7 12% 10
19.6%
Residency 6 9% 5 9% 6
11.4%







Primary Employers of RU Grads





CVS Health -- -- 19 36% 10
19.7%
Walgreens -- -- 6 12% 10
19.7%
Jewel Osco -- -- 4 8% 3
5.8%
Rite Aid -- -- 4 8% 2
3.9%
Other -- -- 19 36% 26
50.9%







Position Title




Pharmacy Manager -- -- 7 13.5%  6 15% 
Pharmacist -- -- 45 86.5% 33 82.5%
President/CEO  -- --  --  --  2.5%

1All data were retrieved through alumni self-report survey responses, social media (e.g., LinkedIn).

2Data for Class of 2015 were last updated July 2016.

3Data for Class of 2016 were last updated August 2017.

4Lost to Follow Up were not included in any calculations listed above.

5Community refers to all retail (chain or independent) pharmacy employers.

6Non-Community refers to all clinical, hospital, or home fusion pharmacy employers.

Residency Match Data

A number of pharmacy students apply for a post-graduate residency or fellowship during their final year in pharmacy school. These one-or two-year residencies or fellowships are extremely competitive. Successful applicants begin their residency or fellowship after graduation.


2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number Applied 12 13 9 13 11 
Number Matched 8 6 5 4 8
Percentage  67%  46%  56%  31%  73% 
Nationally   NA NA 68%  67%  65%