This page includes information on the performance and success of OSU Doctor of Pharmacy students, including data on graduation rates, performance on licensure 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
2015 (2018-2019) 90% TBD June 2020 (96% anticipated)
2014 (2017-2018) 86% 97%
2013 (2016-2017) 83% 95%
2012 (2015-2016) 95% 99%
2011 (2014-2015) 91% 98%
2010 (2013-2014) 96% 98%


NAPLEX & MPJE Examinations

In order to become licensed as pharmacists, Pharm.D. program graduates must pass licensure 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
2018 91% 82%
2017 96% 88%
2016 1 88% 77%
2015 98% 91%
2014 94% 96%


NAPLEX Subdomains:

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



    Employment Outcomes

    The 2017 Oregon State University Doctor of Pharmacy graduates (n=73) were highly successful in obtaining employment or pursuing postgraduate training. 99% of our graduates were employed or engaged in postgraduate training during their first year after graduation.


    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 College of Pharmacy residency outcomes for applicants include:

    • 62% match rate for students that applied for residency and entered the match process. 2
    • 29% match rate for the entire graduating class, well above the national average of 24%. 2
    • 80% of recent graduates matched with their first-, second-, or third-choice residency programs. 3
    Placement Sites

    Over the past five years, College of Pharmacy graduates completed residency programs at more than seventy-seven different sites across the country. Unique residency placement sites for 2013-2018 are listed below. Get the PDF.

    • 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: SF General Hospital & Trauma Center (San Francisco)
    • CA: UC San Francisco (San Francisco)
    • CA: Veterans Affairs (San Francisco)
    • CO: University of Colorado Memorial Hospital (Colorado Springs)
    • 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: Veterans Affairs (Boise)
    • IL: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago)
    • IL: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
    • IN: Lutheran Health Network (Fort Wayne)
    • MD: Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
    • MO: Veterans Affairs (St. Louis)
    • NC: Wake Forest Baptist Health (Winston Salem)
    • NE: Children’s Medical Center of Omaha (Omaha)
    • NV: University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas)
    • NV: Veterans Affairs (Reno)
    • OH: Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland)
    • OH: Veterans Affairs (Dayton)
    • OR: PacificSource Health (Bend)
    • OR: St. Charles Medical Center (Bend)
    • OR: Veterans 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: Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (Hillsboro)
    • OR: Sky Lakes Medical Center (Klamath Falls)
    • OR: Asante (Medford)
    • OR: Providence Health System (Medford)
    • OR: Providence Milwaukie Hospital (Milwaukie)
    • OR: Providence Health System (Newberg)
    • OR: Ardon Health (Portland)
    • OR: CareOregon (Portland)
    • OR: Kaiser Permanente (Portland)
    • OR: Legacy Health System (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: Cooks Children’s Hospital (Dallas)
    • TX: Dallas Children’s Hospital (Dallas)
    • TX: Parkland Medical Center (Dallas)
    • TX: Houston Methodist (Houston)
    • TX: Veterans Affairs (Multiple Locations)
    • UT: Select Health/Intermountain (Salt Lake City)
    • UT: University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
    • WA: Highland Medical Center (Burien)
    • WA: Providence Health System (Everett)
    • WA: St. Peter Hospital (Olympia)
    • WA: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (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 (Multiple Locations)


    1. The NAPLEX underwent a change in 2016 that redesigned the test in three important ways. First, the test was restructured from having three specific areas to just two. Second, the scaled scoring system was reassessed to reflect question changes. And third, the test switched from being adaptive to fixed. The MPJE also underwent changes in 2016. Consequently, pass rates in 2016 fell across the nation.
    2. 2018 data.
    3. Based on 2015 and 2016 OSU graduates with residency placements who responded to a post-graduation survey.