Pharm.D. Program Quality Indicators

Accreditation status

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

The college’s most recent ACPE accreditation examined the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program beginning with a self-study in 2009-2010 and ending with an accreditation site visit in November 2010. As a result, the college received full accreditation status through June 2017. Information regarding the ACPE study process is available at https://www. acpe-accredit.org . The council is located at 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810.

The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS accreditation is for the full university in awarding baccalaureate, professional, masters, and doctorate degrees. It was last completed in 2008 with a fifth-year report due in 2014. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2018.


On time graduation rates

On Time Graduation Rates 2016

 


NAPLEX passing rates and average scores

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts

Year

UT Pass Rate*

State Pass Rate

Nat’l Pass Rate

2010

99%

95%

94%

2011

99%

95%

96%

2012

99%

95%

96%

2013

99%

92%

95%

2014

100%

93%

94%

2015

97%

92%

93%

 

NAPLEX Average Scores – UT vs. State vs. National

Year

UT Avg Overall*

State Avg Overall

Nat’l Avg Overall

2010

109.83

100.42

101.70

2011

110.66

102.73

104.08

2012

109.17

102.53

103.30

2013

106.96

99.29

102.87

2014

108.40

99.05

101.69

2015

104.54

99.23

100.45

*Note – UT data reflects only first-time test takers who graduated that year, as calculated when looking at both NABP reports and individual rosters.  State and National data reflect all first-time test takers from that year, even if they graduated prior to that year.


MPJE passing rates and average scores

MPJE Passing Rates for First Attempts

Year

UT Pass Rate*

State Pass Rate

Nat’l Pass Rate

2010

98%

94%

94%

2011

98%

96%

96%

2012

99%

93%

93%

2013

98%

94%

93%

2014

97%

95%

93%

2015

99%

95%

93%

MPJE Average Scores – UT vs. State vs. National

Year

UT Avg Overall*

State Avg Overall

Nat’l Avg Overall

2010

86.57

83.24

82.06

2011

87.32

83.78

82.62

2012

86.98

83.78

82.30

2013

86.88

83.68

82.33

2014

87.46

84.31

82.46

2015

87.96

83.97

82.37

*Note – UT data reflects only first-time test takers who graduated that year, as calculated when looking at both NABP reports and individual rosters.  State and National data reflect all first-time test takers from that year, even if they graduated prior to that year.


Employment information

Pharm.D. Employment Statistics 2012-Present

 


Residencies

Of the College of Pharmacy students who applied for residencies in 2016, 88% successfully matched. The figure below reflects the percent of UT Austin students who applied for PGY1 residencies and matched versus the national averages.

Revised Residency Rate 2012-2016

 


Student Outstanding Accomplishments

National Awards and Recognition

  • 2016: UT NCPA Student Chapter, 1st Place, 13th Annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition
  • 2016: UT NCPA Student Chapter, 1st Place, Community Health Challenge
  • 2016: UT NCPA Student Chapter, 2nd Runner Up, Student Chapter of the Year
  • 2016: APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, UT student pharmacist elected Regional Delegate
  • 2016: Two student pharmacists selected as inaugural Lester Entrepreneurial Scholars
  • 2016: Two UT student pharmacists selected for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation SIMS Program
  • 2016: Medisca Student Pharmacist National Compounding Competition, 2nd Place in Formulations and 4th Place Overall
  • 2016, UT student pharmacist selected for USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award
  • 2015: UT NCPA Student Chapter, National Student Chapter of the Year (3rd time out of last 4 years)
  • 2015: UT NCPA Student Chapter, 1st Place – NCPA Student Health and Wellness Challenge Award
  • 2015: UT NCPA Student Chapter, Finalist – New Pharmacy Business Competition
  • 2015: APhA Patient Counseling Competition, 2nd place
  • 2015: Hispanic Association of Pharmacists, Community Leadership Award, President’s Council on Fitness
  • 2015: UTCOP student pharmacist recipient of the Pharmacy Times RESPy Humanitarian Award
  • 2014: UT Austin-UT Pan Am Pharmacy Cooperative Program, Recipient, Excelencia Award, America’s top program for increasing achievements for Latino students.
  • 2014: Medisca Student Pharmacist National Compounding Competition, 2nd Place
  • 2014: APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists National Immunization Award
  • 2013: APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, UT student pharmacist elected Regional Delegate
  • 2013: UT NCPA Student Chapter, National Student Chapter of the Year
  • 2012-13: APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, UT student pharmacist elected Speaker of the House of Delegates
  • 2012: UT NCPA Student Chapter, National Student Chapter of the Year
  • 2012: UT APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, Region VI Heartburn Awareness Challenge Award
  • 2012: ASHP, Student Leadership Award
  • 2012: APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, Student Leadership Award

State Awards and Recognition

  • 2016: TPA Student Advocacy Award
  • 2014: TSHP Research and Education Foundation Poster Competition, Four UT student pharmacist winners
  • 2014: TSHP Clinical Skills Competition, 1st Place
  • 2014: UTEP College of Health Sciences, 2 UT Coop student pharmacists cited as Outstanding Graduate Students
  • 2013: TPA, UT student pharmacist selected for Distinguished Student Award
  • 2013: TPA Patient Counselling Competition, 2nd Place & 3rd Place
  • 2013: TPA Self-Care Competition, 1st Place
  • 2013: TSHP R&E Foundation, 1st Place, Student Poser Competition
  • 2012-13: Texas Pharmacy Association: UT student pharmacist elected to TPA Board of Directors
  • 2012: TSHP, 1st Place, Disease Management Competition
  • 2012: TSHP, 1st Place, Clinical Skills Competition
  • 2012. TSHP, Service Excellence Award for Community Outreach Programs
  • 2012: TPA, Student Pharmacist Award
  • 2012: UTHSCSA, Interprofessional Education team award

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