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The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is fully accredited through 2024 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to conduct a doctor of pharmacy degree program. The degree program is designed within the constructs of the ACPE Accreditation Standards.

Any student may lodge a complaint related to those standards, policies, and procedures. Complaints should be in writing and sent directly to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy. The student shall have the right to meet with the Dean to discuss his/her complaint within 15 working days. The Dean will consider the complaint, may discuss it with the appropriate individual or office, and may request a meeting with the student. The Dean will respond to the student in writing within 15 working days of receipt of the complaint or the personal meeting, whichever comes later.

States often require persons practicing pharmacy to be licensed, certified, or registered. Students interested in working in another state should learn more about whether the University of Kentucky’s PharmD program will lead to licensure, certification, registration, etc., in each state.

NAPLEX Pass Rate

 Class of 2018Class of 2019Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022
UK Pass Rate (a)97.1%97.5%91.9%94%82.9%
National Pass Rate87.0%88.3%86.4%82%79.6%


MJPE Pass Rate

 Class of 2018Class of 2019Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022
UK Pass Rate (a)93.0%91.7%91.5%90.9%81.5%
National Pass Rate81.7%81.2%80.9%77.1%75.1%

a) Reflects the aggregate first-time passing rate.

b) On-Time Graduation Rate (Four-Year PharmD + Five-Year MSPAS Dual Degree Graduates)


On-Time Graduation Rate

 Class of 2018Class of 2019Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022
Graduating Class Size128141133138127
On-Time Graduation Rate (b)89%96%98%93%90%


Post-Graduate Training

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy continues to have an increase in the number of students that pursue post-graduate training through residencies, fellowships, graduate programs, and board certifications. 


Residency Data

 Class of 2018Class of 2019Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022
Graduating Class Size128141136139127
Total Students Who Applied8093948979
% of Class Who Applied63%66%69%64%62%


Employment Data

Six Months Post Graduation (November 2022)

Employment Type2019 Graduates%2020 Graduates%2021 Graduates%2022 Graduates%
Long-Term Care00%00%11%00%
Other Pharmacy-related64%32%97%21%
Graduate School11%11%11%00%
Non-Pharmacy Related11%11%00%21%
No Participation32%32%86%00%
Employment Not Secured75%97%1813%108%


We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.