Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Howard University College of Pharmacy #1 among HBCUs in first-try NAPLEX pass rates

Howard University College of Pharmacy students
The Howard University College of Pharmacy was number one among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the first-try passage rates on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, commonly referred to as NAPLEX.

88.1 percent of Howard’s test takers passed the 2016 NAPLEX on their first-try.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was second with 79.6 percent. Xavier University had 77.9 percent. Chicago State University, which isn’t an HBCU but has a majority black student body, had 68.7.

Hampton was second to last with 59.4 percent. FAMU was last among all HBCUs and all schools in the nation with 59.3 percent.

Since Michael Thompson was named dean of the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the spring of 2012, FAMU’s first-try pass rate on the NAPLEX has been among the bottom ten percent of all U.S. pharmacy colleges.

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