With an average 98.58 percent first-time pass rate on the NAPLEX – North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam – from years 2006-2010, Butler ranks eighth out of 101 pharmacy programs in a report by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Butler is the only private school ranked in the top 10, as well as the only private school of the six schools that achieved a 100 percent pass rate in 2010.
Successful completion of this exam is required for a pharmacy license.
“These latest results show that Butler graduates are among the nation’s best in preparation for careers in pharmacy,” said Dean Mary Andritz. “The hard work of the Butler pharmacy students and the commitment of the faculty to develop a top-notch curriculum have certainly paid off.”
Butler’s pharmacy program began in 1904 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The curriculum includes two years of a pre-professional liberal arts education, followed by four years of professional training.
The passing rate for Butler students on NAPLEX is consistently above the national average.