|Howard University College of Pharmacy students|
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.