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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 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020*
UK Pass Rate (a)

94.6%

94.5%

97.8%

97.6%

97.1%

91.3%
National Pass Rate

92.6%

85.0%

87.9%

89.5%

88.3%

91.7%

On-Time Graduation Rate

Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
Graduating Class Size

123

126

141

136

136

133
On-Time Graduation Rate (b)

91%

88%

94%

89%

98%

98%

MJPE Pass Rate

Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020*
UK Pass Rate (a)

100%

95.7%

96.4%

97.9%

96.7%

94.6%
National Pass Rate

92.9%

84.1%

81.9%

85.0%

84.2%

84.6%

a) Reflects the aggregate first-time passing rate.

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

*) Preliminary Data

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 after graduation.

Residency Data

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Graduating Class Size

129

126

141

128

141

136

Total Students Who Applied

68

77

80

85

99

99

% of Class Who Applied

53%

61%

57%

66%

70%

73%

Employment Data

Six Months Post Graduation (November 1, 2020)

Employment Type

2018 Students

%

2019 Students

%

2020 Students

%

Community

34

25%

38

27%

34

25%

Health-System

12

9%

11

8%

9

7%

Long-Term Care

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

Other Pharmacy-related

1

1%

6

4%

3

2%

Residency

64

48%

71

50%

74

54%

Fellowship

3

2%

3

2%

2

1%

Graduate School

1

1%

1

1%

1

1%

Non-Pharmacy Related

-

-

1

1%

1

1%

No Participation

13

10%

3

2%

3

2%

Employment Not Secured

5

4%

7

5%

9

7%

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.