Doctor of Pharmacy Student Successes
The NAPLEX, 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.
In 2021, Butler University tied for 1st place out of 142 schools in the United States. For the last five years, Butler University has the highest NAPLEX pass rate in the state of Indiana.
- Butler’s 1st time pass rate on NAPLEX for 2021 was 96.7%.
- The national 1st time pass rate for 2021 was 83.7%.
- The state 1st time pass rate for 2021 was 87.2%.
|Graduating Class||Butler’s First Time
|National Average First Time
*Values rounded to the nearest whole number
|Butler’s First Time
Aggregate Pass Rate
First Time Pass Rate
|National First Time
Aggregate Pass Rate
View the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) data to compare Butler’s NAPLEX pass rates to other schools.
Based on self-reports from 96 pharmacy graduates collected from May 2021 thru December 2021.
Response Rate: 100%
|Employed within the Pharmacy Profession||49%|
|Other Graduate School||3%|
|Still seeking employment/lost to follow-up||2%|
Out of 96 responses, 49% of the graduating class reported full-time employment after graduation. This excludes those reporting post-graduate training (i.e. residency, fellowship and post-graduate education.)
|Chain Community Pharmacy||65%|
|Community Independent Pharmacy||11%|
Butler’s combined Phase I and Phase II is based on data supplied by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
|Butler’s Combined Phase I & Phase II
(ASHP) PGY1 Match Rate
|ASHP National PGY1
The four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2021:
|Class of||Butler Graduation Rate*|
*This excludes those students who voluntarily withdrew or were terminated for conduct code violations after beginning their first year of the program.