School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi

Doctor of Pharmacy Program Excellence Indicators

Accreditation Status

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy was awarded in 2020 an eight-year accreditation status (the maximum length achievable) from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which is the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy responsible for assuring excellent in pharmacy education. The University of Mississippi is itself accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with the most recent reaffirmation of that accreditation occurring in 2019 for a full 10-year term.

For more about these accrediting bodies, and how they assure educational quality and effectiveness, please visit the ACPE website or SACS website.

On-Time Graduation Rates

Year of Admission Graduating Class On-Time Graduates Total Number of Students Academic Dismissals Withdrawls Delayed Graduation
2016 2020 95 (84.07%) 113 3 7 8

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts

Calendar Year First Time Candidates UM Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2020 102 91.76% 87.11%

MPJE Passing Rates for First Attempts

Calendar Year First Time Candidates (In-State) UM Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2020 73 88.71% 82.95%

Evidence-Based Evaluation of Capstone Activities

One important outcome expected of graduates of the School of Pharmacy is the ability to “assess patient drug therapy,” enabling our new pharmacists to participate more fully as medication experts on the health care team. A key evaluation of that ability is provided in the clinical setting by our preceptor practitioners, during the fourth (and final) professional year. For the class of 2020, that evidence-based evaluation revealed that 100 percent of the class achieved competence (with an average of 57 percent meriting the “best anticipated” level of performance).

Class of 2020 Practice Settings Immediately Post Graduation

Community Practice – 24 percent
Residency Training – 43 percent
Institutional Practice – 1 percent
Unknown/Other/No Data – 32 percent

*Last modified March 2021