This page includes information on the performance and success of OSU Doctor of Pharmacy students, including data on graduation rates, performance on licensing exams, and placement in residencies. The Oregon State University Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and our mission is to prepare the future leaders of pharmacy.

Graduation Rates

Cohort Year (4-Year Grad Year) 4-Year Graduation Rate 5-Year Graduation Rate
2016 (2019-2020) 89% Expected to be 95% (Will be updated in July 2021)
2015 (2018-2019) 90% 96%
2014 (2017-2018) 86% 97%
2013 (2016-2017) 83% 95%


NAPLEX & MPJE Examinations

In order to become licensed as pharmacists, Pharm.D. program graduates must pass licensing examinations. The NAPLEX, or North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, and the MPJE, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, are required to become licensed as a pharmacist in Oregon.

First-Attempt Pass Rates
Calendar Year NAPLEX MPJE
2020* 97% 91%
2019 79% 82%
2018 91% 82%
2017 96% 88%
2016 88% 77%

*2020 preliminary data from January through August.

In addition to getting total scaled scores and overall pass rates for the two exams, schools receive annual reports on student performance in each of the two Subdomain Areas:

  • Area 1 - Ensure Safe and Effective Pharmacotherapy and Health Outcomes (67% of the exam questions)
  • Area 2 - Safe and Accurate Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Administration of Medications and Provision of Healthcare Products (33% of the exam questions)


Residency Outcomes

Many Doctor of Pharmacy program graduates choose to participate in PGY1 residency programs accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Residents in PGY1 residency programs are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position in any practice setting. PGY1 residents acquire the substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment.

Oregon State University PharmD students exceed the national average in registering for the residency match process, actively listing in the process, and matching with a program.

Recent residency outcomes for applicants include:

  • 63.5% match rate among the 2020 graduates who registered for the residency matching process, compared to the national average of just 52.2%. This places us in the Top 20 Percent of programs.
  • 39.8% match rate for the entire graduating class of 2020 (n=83), well above the national average of 26.5%, again ranking us in the Top 20 Percent of programs.
  • 80.0% of surveyed graduates matched with their first-, second-, or third-choice residency programs.


Placement Sites

Over the past seven years, College of Pharmacy graduates have completed residency programs at 93 unique residency placement sites across the country in 29 different states.

Unique residency placement sites for 2013-2020 are listed below.

  • AK: Providence Health System (Anchorage)
  • AZ: Banner  (Phoenix)
  • AZ: Veterans Affairs (Phoenix)
  • CA: UC Davis  (Sacramento)
  • CA: UC San Diego  (San Diego)
  • CA: Veterans Affairs (San Diego)
  • CA: San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center (San Francisco)
  • CA: UCSF  (San Francisco)
  • CA: Veterans Affairs (San Francisco)
  • CA: Stanford Health Care (Stanford)
  • CO: University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora)
  • CO: University of Colorado Memorial Hospital (Colorado Springs)
  • CT: Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven)
  • FL: U of Florida (Shands Hospital) (Gainesville)
  • FL: Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa)
  • HI: The Queen's Medical Center (Honolulu)
  • ID: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise)
  • ID: St. Luke's Boise Medical Center (Boise)
  • ID: Veterans Affairs (Boise)
  • ID: Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (Idaho Falls)
  • IL: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (Chicago)
  • IL: Northwestern Memorial Hospital  (Chicago)
  • IN: Lutheran Health  (Indianapolis)
  • KS: University of Kansas Health System (Kansas City)
  • MA: Massachusetts SOPS/CompleteRx (Tewksbury)
  • MD: Johns Hopkins  (Baltimore)
  • MI: University of Michigan Prescription Drug Plan (Ann Arbor)
  • MI: Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit)
  • MO: Veterans Affairs (St. Louis)
  • NC: Wake Forest  (Winston Salem)
  • NE: Children's Medical Center of Omaha (Omaha)
  • NV: University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas)
  • NV: Veterans Affairs (Reno)
  • NY: NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (Brooklyn)
  • OH: Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland)
  • OH: Veterans Affairs (Dayton)
  • OR: Providence Health Plan (Beaverton)
  • OR: PacificSource Health (Bend)
  • OR: St Charles Medical Center (Bend)
  • OR: Veteran Affairs CBOC Clinics (Bend)
  • OR: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Corvallis)
  • OR: Oregon State University (Corvallis)
  • OR: Salud Medical & OSU Student Services  (Corvallis)
  • OR: Samaritan Health Services (Corvallis)
  • OR: Rx Clinical Services (Eugene)
  • OR: Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (Hillsboro)
  • OR: Sky Lakes Medical Center (Klamath Falls)
  • OR: Asante (Medford)
  • OR: Providence Health System (Medford)
  • OR: Providence Milwaukie Hosp/Providence Newberg MC (Milwaukie)
  • OR: Providence Health System (Newberg)
  • OR: Ardon Health (Portland)
  • OR: CareOregon (Portland)
  • OR: Kaiser Permanente (Portland)
  • OR: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital (Portland)
  • OR: Oregon Health & Science University (Portland)
  • OR: Oregon State University (Portland)
  • OR: Providence Health System (Portland)
  • OR: Veterans Affairs (Portland)
  • OR: Veterans Affairs (Roseburg)
  • OR: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital  (Salem)
  • OR: Oregon State Hospital  (Salem)
  • OR: Salem Hospital  (Salem)
  • OR: PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center (Springfield)
  • PA: U of Pittsburg Medical Center (Pittsburg)
  • SD: Veterans Affairs (Hot Springs)
  • TX: Veterans Affairs (Austin)
  • TX: Cooks Children's Hospital  (Dallas)
  • TX: Dallas Children's Hospital  (Dallas)
  • TX: Parkland Medical Center  (Dallas)
  • TX: Houston Methodist  (Houston)
  • UT: Select Health/Intermountain (Salt Lake City)
  • UT: University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics (Salt Lake City)
  • VA: Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (Norfolk)
  • WA: Highland Medical Center (Burien)
  • WA: Providence Centralia Hospital (Centralia)
  • WA: Providence Health System (Everett)
  • WA: St Peter Hospital  (Olympia)
  • WA: Kadlec Regional Medical Center (Richland)
  • WA: University of Washington Medicine (Seattle)
  • WA: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital (Spokane)
  • WA: St Joseph Medical Center (Tacoma)
  • WA: Tacoma General  (Tacoma)
  • WA: Fred Meyer  (Vancouver)
  • WA: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (Vancouver)
  • WA: SW Washington Medical Center (Vancouver)
  • WA: Providence St. Mary Medical Center (Walla Walla)
  • WA: Veterans Affairs (Yakima)
  • WA: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital  (Yakima)
  • WI: U of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (Madison)
  • WI: Aurora Health Care Metro (Milwaukee)
  • WI: Aspirus Wausau Hospital (Wausau)
  • WY: Veterans Affairs (Cheyenne)