ACPE Outcomes Disclosure Information

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Howard University College of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) until June 30, 2029. ACPE is the only accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit professional degreed program in pharmacy and is located at 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-4810. They can be contacted by phone (312)664-3575, Fax (866)228-2631 or at their website: www.acpe-accredit.org

Class of 2023

The Class of 2023 performed above the national average on the PCOA Exam which validates the new curriculum and desired outcomes 2 years in a row since implemented at the College of Pharmacy.

Class of 2022

This Year the Class of 2022 performed above the national average on the PCOA Exam. Class of 2022 reflects a new curriculum of courses implemented at the College of Pharmacy.

Class of 2021

Nearly 40% of the graduating class of 2021 for the entry-level PharmD were accepted into postgraduate training opportunities with 11 entering residencies and 16 pursuing fellowship positions. Also, >90% of the class of 2021 were placed in jobs after graduation.

Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 graduation rate was 69.5% of students who completed the Pharm. D. program within 4 years of entry-level & for the Nontraditional Doctor of Pharmacy (NTDP). As of April 2020, 25% of graduates self-reported that they found a job at a community pharmacy, 14% acquired a fellowship, 8% found a position in pharmacy regulatory affairs, 22% were enrolled in a residency program, and 6% found a position in an “other”. Our residency match rate was 50%

Class of 2019

The class of 2019 graduation rate was 81.8% of students who completed the PharmD program within 4 years for the Entry Level PharmD. 

Please Note: For the Class of 2019, 2 students graduated in 5 years in order to meet the requirements for the dual degree PharmD./MBA program, hence 84.8% of students completed the requirements for their respective program in the allotted time.

NAPLEX Pass Rates

Year 

# Attempts 

School Pass Rate 

Nat'l Pass Rate 

2009 

94 

88.3% 

96.4± 4.6% 

2010 

51 

76.5% 

94.4± 6% 

2011 

59 

89.8% 

95.3± 4% 

2012 

57 

98.2% 

96.8± 3.6% 

2013 

52 

94.2% 

95.7± 5.1% 

2014 

56 

83.9% 

94.8± 4.6% 

2015 

50 

90% 

92.4± 5.7% 

2016 

59 

88.1% 

86.1± 8.3% 

2017 

51 

78.4% 

87.9± 8.1% 

2018 

57 

86% 

89.1± 7.8% 

2019 

45 

68.9% 

87.9± 8.9% 

2020 

27 

77.8% 

88.43% 

2021 

46 

71.70% 

83.70%  

 

Note: The residency match rate for Phase 1 is 70% for class of 2022