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Student Learning Outcomes NAPLEX

NAPLEX First-Time Pass Rates

(as reported on the NABP website)

Calendar Year Number of
School's Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2018 49 93.88% 89.46%
2017 38 92.11% 87.95%
2016 47 95.74% 85.86%

NAPLEX* First-Time Pass Rates

SWOSU's PharmD program is the only one in the nation that admits twice yearly. The following data shows the combined pass rates for the entire graduating class for each academic year.

Academic Year Total Number of 
Combined Academic 
Year Pass Rate
Fall Graduate 
Pass Rate
Spring Graduate 
Pass Rate
2017/2018 81 92.59% 90.63% 93.88%
2016/2017 72 94.44% 97.06% 92.11%
2015/2016 83 91.60% 85.71% 95.74%

*Graduates who apply for a pharmacist license are required to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). This exam measures whether a prospective pharmacist is qualified and competent to practice. This data is for first time test takers only.


#The data includes only students who graduate and take the exam in the same calendar year.