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 2023
Number of Applicants 568 597 731 733 679 618 527 446 389 279
Entering Class Size 66 71 66 63 71 65 54 84 72 56
Cumulative GPA 3.18 3.12 3.22 3.09 3.15 3.22 3.20 3.31 3.35 3.15
Math/Science GPA 3.2 3.1 3.19 3.12 3.15 3.14 3.27 3.01 3.07 3.01
PCAT Composite 54 50 54 60 58 54 47 57 38 33
In-State Residents 56 50 39 42 51 46 44 52 54 48
Average Age at Entry 25 24 25 28 26 26 26 24 25 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 55 4(A), 1(M/P) 5 85% 92%
2020 54 44 5(A), 1(M/P) 4 82%
93%

(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 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. Data reflect the calendar year in which graduates took the NAPLEX.


Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
Roosevelt (1st-Time Pass) 76% 80% 89% 88% N/A
National Comparison 86% 88% 90% 88%  N/A

Post-Graduation Employment Data1


Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182 Class of 20192

n % n % n % n % n %
Graduating Class Size 68
63
61

63

58
 
Employed (within Pharmacy) 58 100% 58 98.5% 52 98% 54 98% 40
89%
Employed (non Pharmacy) 0 0% 1 1.5% 1 1% 0 0% 0
0%
Unemployed 0 0% 0 0% 1 1% 1 2% 5
11%
Lost to Follow Up3 10
4
7
2
10
 

Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182 Class of 20192
Employer Type (within Pharmacy) n % n % n % n % n %
Community4 47 81% 45 79% 35 69% 35 67% 26
 65%
Non-Community5 5 9% 7 12% 10 19.6% 8 16% 6
15%
Residency 6 10% 5 9% 6 11.4% 9 17% 8
20%

Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182 Class of 20192
Primary Employers of RU Grads n % n % n % n % n %
CVS Health 15 29% 19 36% 10 19.7% 9 21% 8
25%
Walgreens 16 31% 6 12% 10 19.7% 14 33% 10
31%
Jewel Osco 1 2% 4 8% 3 5.8% 2 4% 2
6%
Rite Aid 0 0% 4 8% 2 3.9% 1 2% 1
3%
Other 18 38% 19 36% 26 50.9% 17 40% 11
35%

Class of 20152 Class of 20162 Class of 20172 Class of 20182 Class of 20192
Position Title n % n % n % n % n %
Pharmacy Manager 7 13% 7 13% 6 15% 2 5% 4
12.5%
Pharmacist 45 87% 45 87% 33 82.5% 41 95% 28
87.5%
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 2020
Number Applied 12 13 9 13 11 16 Pending
Number Matched 8 6 5 4 9 8
Pending
Percentage 67% 46% 56% 31% 82% 50% Pending
National Comparison NA NA 68% 67% 65% 64% Pending

Last updated: September 1, 2020