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 2011-2015

 


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

  • UT NCPA Student Chapter:  2015 student chapter of the year (3rd time out of last 4 years)
  • UT NCPA Student Chapter:  1st Place – NCPA Student Health and Wellness Challenge Award
  • UT NCPA Student Chapter:  Finalist – New Pharmacy Business Competition
  • UTCOP student pharmacist finished in 2nd place in the APhA Patient Counseling Competition
  • Hispanic Association of Pharmacists:  2015 Community Leadership Award, President’s Council on Fitness
  • UTCOP student pharmacist recipient of the Pharmacy Times RESPy Humanitarian Award
  • UT Austin-UT Pan Am Pharmacy Cooperative Program, recipient, Example of Excelencia Award, America’s top program for increasing achievements for Latino students. Presented by Excelencia in Education, a non-profit organization from Washington, D.C. Awarded October 2014
  • UT National Community Pharmacists Association student chapter, recipient, NCPA Student Chapter of the year, 2012, 2013; and, recipient, second runner up, Chapter of the Year, 2011.
  • UT APhA-ASP chapter, recipient, National Immunization Award, American Pharmaceutical Association, Spring 2012.
  • UT APhA-ASP chapter, recipient, Region VI Heartburn Awareness Challenge Award, 2012.
  • Three UT pharmacy students, recipients, first place honors, inaugural Student Pharmacist Self-Care Championship, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy. Texas Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting, July 2014.
  • One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Student Leadership Award, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), March 2012.
  • One UT pharmacy student, elected Speaker of the House, American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists, March 2012.
  • One UT pharmacy student, recipient, National Leadership Award, American Pharmacists Association, 2011.
  • One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Best Student Poster Presentation, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2011.
  • One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Student Podium Award, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2011.
  • UT team won 2nd place in the 2014 National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition.

State Awards

  • Four UT pharmacy students, winners, Research and Education Foundation Poster Competition, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, April 2014.
  • Two UT pharmacy students, first place, Self Care Competition, Texas Pharmacists Association, July 2013.
  • One UT pharmacy student, UTCOP Representative to the Texas Pharmacists Association Board of Directors, 2012-2013.
  • Two UT pharmacy students, recipients, top honors, P3-P4 Clinical Skills Competition, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2011.
  • One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Disease State Management Competition, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2011
  • Two UT student pharmacists won the TSHP Clinical Skills Competition in the P3 category, 2014.

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