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 2020 was 93%. The national 1st time pass rate for 2020 was 88%.

Graduating Class Butler’s First Time

Pass Rate*

National Average First Time

Pass Rate*

2020 93% 88%
2019 95% 88%
2018 99% 89%
2017 97% 88%
2016 93% 86%

*Values rounded to the nearest whole number

Butler’s First Time

Aggregate Pass Rate

All Indiana

Pharmacy Schools

First Time Pass Rate

National First Time

Aggregate Pass Rate

3 Year

2018 – 2020

96% 91% 89%

View the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) data to compare Butler’s NAPLEX pass rates to other schools.

Updated 7/23/2021

Based on self-reports from 101 graduates collected from May through December 2020:

Employed within the Pharmacy Profession 58%
Pharmacy Residency 32%
Fellowship 8%
Other Graduate School 1%
Still seeking employment/lost to follow-up 1%

Out of 101 responses, 58% 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 74%
Community Independent Pharmacy 0%
Hospital Pharmacy 9%
Long-Term Care 7%
Industry 6%
Telepharmacy 4%


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

Match Rate

2021 73% 65%
2020 66% 63%
2019 72% 64%
2018 78% 65%
2017 89% 67%


The four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2020:

Class of Butler Graduation Rate*
2021 89%
2019 81%
2018 90%
2017 83%

*This excludes those students who voluntarily withdrew or were terminated for conduct code violations after beginning their first year of the program.