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College of pharmacy and health sciences
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Pharmacy Student Successes

First-Time Passing Rate on NAPLEX

The NAPLEX, or North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. It is just one component of the licensure process and is used by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist.

The 1st time pass rate below reflects results for those candidates who graduated and took the exam in the same year reported. 

Butler’s 1st time pass rate on NAPLEX for 2017 was 96.55%%. The national 1st time pass rate for 2017 was 87.58%.

Butler’s 2013-2017  aggregate 1st time pass rate on NAPLEX was 97.65%.  The national 2013-2017 aggregate 1st time pass rate was 90.98%




edited 7/19/18

Pharmacy Program Class of 2017 Post Graduation Plans

Based on self-reports from 97 graduates collected April-May 2017

College of Pharmacy Postgrad Plans 2016

Pharmacy Program Class of 2017 Practice Setting

Based on self-reports from 48 % of the graduates indicating plans to enter full-time pharmacy practice

Pharmacy Program Class of 2016 Practice Setting


Pharmacy Program Class of 2017 Residency Placement

Butler's combined Phase I and Phase II American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) PGY1 match rate for 2017 grads was 86%.  The national ASHP PGY1 match rate for 2017 grads was 67%. 

Graduation Rate Class of 2017

The four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2017 was 79.7.%.  This includes students who voluntarily withdrew or were terminated for conduct code violations after beginning their first year of the program.