Academic Profiles

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

Graduation Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Number of Applicants 568 597 731 733 679 618 527 446 389
Entering Class Size 66 71 66 63 71 65 54 84 72
Cumulative GPA 3.18 3.12 3.22 3.09 3.15 3.22 3.20 3.31 3.35
Pre-Requisite GPA -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.37 --
Math/Science GPA 3.2 3.1 3.19 3.12 3.15 3.14 3.27 3.01 3.07
PCAT Composite 54 50 54 60 58 54 47 57 38
In-State Residents 56 50 39 42 51 46 44 52 54
Average Age at Entry 25 24 25 28 26 26 26 24 25

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 On-Time Graduation Retention Rate Overall Retention Rate
2014 66 61 2(A), 1(M/P) 2 92% 97%
2015 71 65 3(A) 3 92% 96%
2016 66 61 1(A), 1(M/P) 3 92% 95%
2017 63 55 3(A), 3(M/P) 2 87% 97%
2018 71 55 6(A), 3(M/P) 7 77% 90%
2019 65 56 4(A), 1(M/P) 4 86% 94%

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

NAPLEX Pass Rates1

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Roosevelt (1st-Time Pass) 95% 84% 79% 80% 91%
Roosevelt (Overall Pass) 100% 94% 95% 98% 98%
National Comparison2 95% 92% 88% 90% 92%

1Roosevelt University data are based on the year in which students graduated, not on the calendar year in which students took the NAPLEX.

2National Comparison data are based on the calendar year in which students took the NAPLEX, not the year in which students graduated.

Post-Graduation Employment Data1

Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182
n % n % n % n %
Graduating Class Size 68 63 58 55
Employed (within Pharmacy) 58 100% 58 98.5% 52 98% 52 98%
Employed (non Pharmacy) 0 0% 1 1.5% 1 1% 0 0%
Unemployed 0 0% 0 0% 1 1% 1 2%
Lost to Follow Up3 10 4 7 2
Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182
Employer Type (within Pharmacy) n % n % n % n %
Community4 47 81% 45 79% 35 69% 35 67%
Non-Community5 5 9% 7 12% 10 19.6% 8 16%
Residency 6 10% 5 9% 6 11.4% 9 17%
Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182
Primary Employers of RU Grads n % n % n % n %
CVS Health 15 29% 19 36% 10 19.7% 9 21%
Walgreens 16 31% 6 12% 10 19.7% 14 33%
Jewel Osco 1 2% 4 8% 3 5.8% 2 4%
Rite Aid 0 0% 4 8% 2 3.9% 1 2%
Other 18 38% 19 36% 26 50.9% 17 40%
Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182
Position Title n % n % n % n %
Pharmacy Manager 7 13% 7 13% 6 15% 2 5%
Pharmacist 45 87% 45 87% 33 82.5% 41 95%
President/CEO 0 -- -- -- 1 2.5% 0 0%

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

2Data for Classes 2015-2018 were last updated September 2019.

3Lost to Follow Up were not included in any calculations listed above.

4Community refers to all retail (chain or independent) pharmacy employers.

5Non-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 2019
Number Applied 12 13 9 13 11 16
Number Matched 8 6 5 4 9 7
Percentage 67% 46% 56% 31% 82% 44%
National Comparison NA NA 68% 67% 65% 64%

Last updated: October 1, 2019