Pharm.D. Program Quality Indicators
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
college's most recent ACPE accreditation examined the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program
beginning with a self-study in
ending with an accreditation site visit in November 2010. As a result, the college received full accreditation status
through June 2017.
Information regarding the ACPE study process is available at https://www.
acpe-accredit.org . The council is
located at 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810.
The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS accreditation is for
the full university in awarding baccalaureate, professional, masters, and doctorate degrees. It was last completed in 2008 with a
fifth-year report due in 2014. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2018.
On time graduation rates:
On time graduation rates for the 124-student Class of 2013 was 89%.
- Number of students who graduated in 4 years - 110.
- Number of students who were delayed -11.
- Number of students who withdrew - 2.
- Number of students who were dismissed - 1.
- Figure shows the 4-year graduation rate from 2005 through 2013.
- Five-year and six-year graduation rates averaged 95% each from 2005- 2012 and 2005-2011, respectively.
NAPLEX passing rates for first attempts:
The Class of 2013 had a 99% passing rate for the first attempt of the NAPLEX.
Required P4 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience [APPE] Exam:
Pass rates [2nd attempt] for the three required P4 exit exams in 2013 were as follows:
- Advanced Community Practice 98%
- Advanced Hospital Practice 100%
- Acute and Ambulatory Care Practice 100%
A total of 118 members of the Class of 2013 provided the college with information regarding job placement. Of that total, 72
reported taking jobs in practice sites other than community pharmacy. Figure shows the number of
graduates in the legend.
Of the College of Pharmacy students who applied for residencies in 2014, 87% matched with a residency.
the percent of UT Austin students who applied for PGY1 residencies and matched versus the national averages.
Examples of Student Outstanding Accomplishments1
1(Names of students not included to protect their privacy.)
- UT Austin-UT Pan Am Pharmacy Cooperative Program, recipient, Example of Excelencia Award, America's top program for increasing achievements for Latino students. Presented by Excelencia in Education, a non-profit organization from Washington, D.C. Awarded October 2014
- UT National Community Pharmacists Association student chapter, recipient, NCPA Student Chapter of the year, 2012,
2013; and, recipient, second runner up, Chapter of the Year, 2011.
- UT APhA-ASP chapter, recipient, National Immunization Award, American Pharmaceutical Association, Spring 2012.
- UT APhA-ASP chapter, recipient, Region VI Heartburn Awareness Challenge Award, 2012.
- Three UT pharmacy students, recipients, first place honors, inaugural Student Pharmacist Self-Care Championship, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy. Texas Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting, July 2014.
- One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Student Leadership Award, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), March 2012.
- One UT pharmacy student, elected Speaker of the House, American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists, March 2012.
- One UT pharmacy student, recipient, National Leadership Award, American Pharmacists Association, 2011.
- One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Best Student Poster Presentation, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2011.
- One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Student Podium Award, International Society for
Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2011.
- UT team won 2nd place in the 2014 National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition.
- Four UT pharmacy students, winners, Research and Education Foundation Poster Competition, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, April 2014.
- Two UT pharmacy students, first place, Self Care Competition, Texas Pharmacists Association, July 2013.
- One UT pharmacy student, UTCOP Representative to the Texas Pharmacists Association Board of Directors, 2012-2013.
- Two UT pharmacy students, recipients, top honors, P3-P4 Clinical Skills Competition, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2011.
- One UT pharmacy student, recipient, Disease State Management Competition, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2011
- Two UT student pharmacists won the TSHP Clinical Skills Competition in the P3 category, 2014.
Last Reviewed: July 23, 2014