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 6-Year Graduation Rate
2019 (2022-2023) 89.02% 93.9% (Expected) 95.12% (Expected)
2018 (2021-2022) 92.55% 93.62% 94.68%
2017 (2020-2021) 85.71% 93.41%
2016 (2019-2020) 89% 94%
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, North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, and the MPJE, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, are required to become a licensed pharmacist in Oregon.

NAPLEX First-Attempt Pass Rates*
Graduation Year OSU State-wide National
2023 83% Pending 78%
2022 89% 82% 77%
2021 86% 79% 81%
2020 96% 94% 86%
2019 79% 80% 87%
2018 92% 88% 88%


OSU MPJE First-Attempt Pass Rates*
Graduation Year All Oregon Exam Out of State Exam(s)
2023 68% Pending 72%
2022 82% 84% 76%
2021 84% 85% 83%
2020 85% 89% 78%
2019 81% 82% 79%
2018 81% 83% 77%

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:

  • 87% match rate among the 2024 graduates who had an active listing in the residency matching process, compared to the national average of 81%. 
  • 80% match rate among the 2024 graduates who registered for the residency matching process, compared to the national average of 73%. 
  • 58% match rate among the entire graduating class of 2024.
Placement Sites

Over seven years, College of Pharmacy graduates completed residency programs at over 110 unique residency placement sites across the country in 34 different states.


Unique residency placement sites for 2013-2023 are listed below.

  • AK: Providence Health System (Anchorage)
  • AZ: Banner  (Phoenix)
  • AZ: Tucson Medican Center (Tuscon)
  • AZ: Veterans Affairs (Phoenix)
  • CA: Antelope Valley Hospital (Lancaster)
  • 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: Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center (Chula Vista)
  • CA: Stanford Health Care (Stanford)
  • CA: University of California, San Diego Health (San Diego)
  • CO: University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora)
  • CO: University of Colorado Memorial Hospital (Colorado Springs)
  • CT: Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven)
  • DC: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (Washington, DC)
  • FL: U of Florida (Shands Hospital) (Gainesville)
  • FL: Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa)
  • FL: Winter Haven Hospital (Winter Haven)
  • GA: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Atlanta)
  • 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: Boston Medical Center (Boston)
  • 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: Renown Regional Medical Center (Reno)
  • 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: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus:
  • 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: Safeway Pharmacy (Clackamas)
  • 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: Fred Meyer Pharmacy (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)
  • RI: Rhode Island Hospital (Providence)
  • SC: Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston)
  • 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: JPS Health Network (Fort Worth)
  • TX: Houston Methodist  (Houston)
  • TX: University Health System (San Antonio)
  • TX: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center (Temple)
  • UT: Intermountain Healthcare (Taylorsville)
  • 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: University of Washington Medicine (Seattle)
  • 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)

* NAPB reports prepared January 30, 2023