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Doctor of Pharmacy

Incoming Student Characteristics

The Pharm.D. is a professional degree for pharmacists similar to the M.D. for physicians or D.D.S. for dentists. Typical applicants have solid grades in their science and math prerequisite courses (letter grade of C minus or better). Applicants typically have a bachelor’s degree, but it is not required to enter the PharmD program. Students are subject to the prerequisite requirements in place when they are admitted to the program.

as of Mar. 14, 2022

Incoming Year# of Enrolled StudentsAverage Incoming GPAAverage PCAT
20211473.688*
20201233.688
20191603.689
20181453.588
20171543.587
20161413.588
20151543.588
20141623.587
20131623.586
20121803.583
20111653.580
20101533.482
20091533.583
20081513.585
20071553.584

Incoming Students = Count of unique student IDs as measured at the end of the incoming year academic term (post-grades).

*  2021 was the first year that the PCAT score submission was optional for admissions.

as of Mar. 14, 2022

Incoming YearMale (%)Female (%)North Carolina Residents (%)Non-NC Residents (%)
202127733961
202029714753
201923773961
201833674357
201732685941
201630705149
201532686040
201435656238
201339616436
201233677228
201131687822
201035627723
200930707228
200835658614
200730708416

as of Mar. 14, 2022

Incoming YearWhite (%)Asian (%)African American or Black (%)Native American or Alaska Native (%)Two or more races* (%)Unknown/ Other (%)Hispanic* (%)URM** (%)
202150247166614
202060285<151915
201965248021816
2018622410<121517
201760236<128512
201661278040412
2015622312030620
20146520506418
201371147143615
2012621951N/A84N/A
2011671382N/A82N/A
2011671382N/A82N/A
2010681780N/A70N/A
2009701530N/A93N/A
2008691570N/A72N/A
2007681940N/A72N/A
* Starting in 2013, Hispanic is measured as an ethnicity of any race (percentages of race categories may add up to more than 100).
Two or more races option was not provided prior to 2013.
** URM (Under-Represented Minorities) includes African American or Black, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic of any race.

as of Mar. 14, 2022

 

YearTotal # of Enrolled StudentsChapel HillElizabeth CityAsheville
2021564514N/A50
2020573506N/A67
2019603515N/A88
2018580492N/A88
2017605502N/A103
2016608511N/A97
2015646548N/A98
2014656568N/A88
20136435542861
20126395604039
20116696143817
201064960841N/A
200964260240N/A
200864360043N/A
200759255537N/A
200656354023N/A
200553452014N/A
2004515515N/AN/A
2003505505N/AN/A
N/A

Total Enrollment = Count of unique student IDs that were enrolled as either full-time or part-time students in the PharmD program in the Fall academic term (post-grades) of the calendar year.

*Asheville campus opened 2011 and Elizabeth City campus closed 2014


Student Outcomes

last updated on Jun. 21, 2022

Graduating YearFour-Year Graduation Rate (%)Delayed (%)*Dismissed (%)Withdrew (%)
202293<80<1
20219730<1
202094<4<1<1
201990802
201896202
2017973<10
201696202
201593402
201492531
2013953<1<1
2012923<14
20119054<1
201095203
200994312
2008972<1<1
2022: 11 students were delayed: 5 to meet the requirements for the PharmD/MBA dual degree program, 2 to meet the requirements for the PharmD/MPH dual degree program, 2 for leave of absence, 1 for medical leave, and 1 other
2021: 5 students were delayed: 2 to meet the requirements for the PharmD/MBA dual degree program, 2 for academic reasons, and 1 medical leave
2020: 6 students were delayed: 4 to meet the requirements for the PharrmD/MPH dual degree program, 1 to meet the requirements for the PharrmD/MBA dual degree program, 1 for medical reasons
2019: 13 students were delayed: 3 to meet the requirements for the PharrmD/MPH dual degree program, 1 to meet the requirements for the PharrmD/MBA dual degree program, 2 for academic reasons, 3 for medical reasons, 3 for leave of absence, and 1 other
2018: 4 students were delayed: 3 for medical reasons and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MPH dual degree program
2017: 8 students were delayed: 3 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons, 3 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MPH dual degree program, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2016: 4 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 2 for medical reasons, and 1 for other reason
2015: 7 students were delayed: 4 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons, and 2 for other reasons
2014: 7 students were delayed: 2 for academic reasons, 4 for medical reasons, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2013: 5 students were delayed: 3 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2012: 5 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 3 for medical reasons, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2011: 7 students were delayed: 5 for medical reasons, 2 for other reasons
2010: 4 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 2 for medical reasons, and 1 for other reasons
2009: 4 students were delayed: 3 for academic reasons, 1 for other reason
2008: 2 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons

as of May 16, 2022

 

Graduating YearNAPLEX First-Time (%)MPJE In-state First-Time (%)
2021**9789
20209895
20199292
20189593
20179290
20169595

*Partial result as testing period not yet closed

**revised NAPLEX blueprint

 

 

as of Jun. 17, 2022

Class YearEmployment (1)Residency (2)Fellowship (3)Postgraduate Education (4)Position Accepted (1+2+3+4)Not Accepted PositionOtherTotal
20222379140116151132
20213180170128226156
202021732411191313145
20191685141116190135

 

2022 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/04/2022.

2021 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/17/2021. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/23/2021 for May 2021 PharmD program graduates.

2020 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/21/2020. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 8/12/2020 for May 2020 PharmD program graduates.

2019 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/10/2019. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/14/2019 for May 2019 PharmD program graduates.

 

as of Jun. 17, 2022

Employment position location

Class YearNorth CarolinaOutside North CarolinaNo response or missing data or not accepted a positionTotal
20221310023
20212011031
20201110021
2019124016

 

Residency position location

Class YearNorth CarolinaOutside North CarolinaNo response or missing data or not accepted a positionTotal
20222653079
20213248080
20202548073
20194045085

 

Fellowship position

Class YearNorth CarolinaOutside North CarolinaNo response or missing data or not accepted a positionTotal
202259014
2021215017
2020519024
201968014

 

2022 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/04/2022.

2021 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/17/2021. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/23/2021 for May 2019 PharmD program graduates.

2020 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/21/2020. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 8/12/2020 for May 2020 PharmD program graduates.

2019 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/10/2019. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/14/2019 for May 2019 PharmD program graduates.

 

as of Jun. 17, 2022

Class YearFirst choice programSecond choice programOtherNo response or missing data or not accepted a positionTotal
202253260079
2021501020080
2020481114073
201964714085

 

2022 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/04/2022.

2021 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/17/2021. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/23/2021 for May 2019 PharmD program graduates.

2020 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/21/2020. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 8/12/2020 for May 2020 PharmD program graduates.

2019 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/10/2019. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/14/2019 for May 2019 PharmD program graduates.

 

as of Jun. 17, 2022

Class YearFirst choice programSecond choice programOtherTotal
202294114
2021116017
2020195024
2019122014

 

2022 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/04/2022.

2021 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/17/2021. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/23/2021 for May 2019 PharmD program graduates.

2020 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/21/2020. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 8/12/2020 for May 2020 PharmD program graduates.

2019 data collected via the Graduating Student Survey that closed on 5/10/2019. This was supplemented with manual follow-up that ended on 11/14/2019 for May 2019 PharmD program graduates.