PC School of Pharmacy posts state’s highest passage rate on licensure exam two years in a row
For the second year in a row, graduates from the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy outperformed their peers at the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy and the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.
All pharmacy school graduates must pass both the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) to become licensed.
For the Class of 2021, 90.4 percent of PCSP graduates passed the NAPLEX on their first attempt. The South Carolina average first-time pass rate is 85.4 percent, while the national average is 83.7 percent.
Additionally, 90.5 percent of the PC School of Pharmacy graduates passed the South Carolina MPJE on their first attempt, compared to the average first-time pass rate of 83.3 percent for all graduates in South Carolina.
PCSP dean Dr. Kurt Wargo praised last year’s graduates and the faculty for their hard work.
“This is an amazing accomplishment by an outstanding group of students,” he said. “Pharmacy school is not easy, so to see these kinds of results two years in a row demonstrates how well our faculty and staff prepare our students, and how hard they work to achieve success. We continue to be proud of this school and its students.”
The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy was established in 2010. It is a four-year program, and upon successful completion, students earn their Doctor of Pharmacy degree. To learn more, inquire at choose.presby.edu/inquiryform.