Pharm.D. Student Statistics

Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program is selective and highly competitive. Admission criteria include demonstrated academic ability in pre-pharmacy curriculum, good moral character, proficiency and clarity in both written and spoken English, strong potential for professional outlook and behavior, evidence of leadership and maturity, and complete mental and physical competence to perform all tasks regularly expected of a registered pharmacist.

Doctor of Pharmacy Student Statistics


Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Applicants 386 370 595 648 492
Actual class size 115 120 118 77 77

 

Average GPA

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Science GPA 3.46 3.45 3.40 3.47 3.40
Overall Pre-pharmacy GPA 3.36 3.49 3.35 3.49 3.40

 

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) pass rate for first-time takers:

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pass Rates 92.78% 88.75% 84.07% 81.90% 90.22%

 

In 2016, 90.2% of students from Texas Southern University passed the NAPLEX-PharmD on the first attempt compared to a national rate of 86.1%