Program Quality Indicators

Pharm.D. graduation rate

Percentage of students who graduated with their original class

  • Class of 2017 – 90.8%
  • Class of 2016 – 91.4%
  • Class of 2015 – 92.4%
  • Class of 2014 – 97.3%
  • Class of 2013 – 97.1%
  • Class of 2012 – 99.1%
  • Class of 2011 – 97.1%

AACP graduating student survey

Response rate: 96.2%

  • Community Pharmacy – 55%
  • Hospital (includes residencies) – 35%
  • Other – 10%
  • 97% of our graduates indicated that If they were starting a pharmacy program over again they would choose KU School of Pharmacy

Residencies

Percentage of class that sought residencies

  • Class of 2017 – 29%
  • Class of 2016 – 28.9%
  • Class of 2015 – 23.2%
  • Class of 2014 – 32.4%
  • Class of 2013 – 31.7%
  • Class of 2012 – 32.4%
  • Class of 2011 – 23.8%

Percentage of applicants who successfully matched

  • Class of 2017 – 87% (67% national average)
  • Class of 2016 – 77.1%
  • Class of 2015 – 82%
  • Class of 2014 – 79.2%
  • Class of 2013 – 81.8%
  • Class of 2012 – 57.6%
  • Class of 2011 – 83.3%

NAPLEX first-time pass rates

  • Class of 2017 – 91.6%
  • Class of 2016 – 84.7%
  • Class of 2015 – 96.7%
  • Class of 2015 – 98.6%
  • Class of 2013 – 98.1%
  • Class of 2012 – 99%
  • Class of 2011 – 98.97%
  • Class of 2010 – 97%

MPJE first-time pass rates

  • Class of 2017 – 97.6%
  • Class of 2016 – 95.7%
  • Class of 2015 – 99.3%
  • Class of 2014 – 99.1%
  • Class of 2013 – 100%
  • Class of 2012 – 99%
  • Class of 2011 – 98.9%
  • Class of 2010 – 98.2%

Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU