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Pharm.D. Program Quality Indicators

On-Time Graduation Rates (4 Academic Years)



NAPLEX Pass Rate for First-time Candidates

VCU scores reflect second trimester, first-time candidates. National scores reflect second-semester, first-time candidates from ACPE-Accredited Programs only.


Number of Graduates Accepted into Post-Pharm.D. Residency, Education, and Training Programs


Percentage of Graduates Who Would Choose VCU Again

In the 2017 AACP Graduating Student Survey, 95% of graduates said that if they were starting their pharmacy program again, they would choose the VCU School of Pharmacy.

Educational Outcomes

The School uses a variety of indirect and direct measures to assess student learning. However, the best evidence that our students are meeting the educational outcomes of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program comes from our capstone Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) evaluations. In 2017, the average score on the APPE final evaluations was a 3.66 on a 4-pt. scale. 

VCU Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (OAIE)

OAIE aligns assessment with other quality improvement initiatives, including VCU's strategic plan, Quest for Distinction; program review; annual reporting and review; institutional effectiveness; and all requirements of the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and other external accrediting agencies.  In 2016, OAIE found the Pharm.D. program to be in full compliance by having a mission statement, program learning outcomes, a curricular map and measured learning outcomes.