OU College of Pharmacy Ranked First With NAPLEX First-Attempt Pass Rate

Posted on July 19, 2022

For 2021, the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy was ranked first among US-based and ACPE-accredited institutions with a NAPLEX first-attempt pass rate of 98%. This includes graduates who completed their program in 2021 and attempted the NAPLEXprior to the end of the calendar year.

Significant changes were made to the NAPLEX blueprint in Jan 2021 including, but not limited to: the number of content domains increasing from two to six and domain scaled scores no longer being reported in favor of four ordinal achievement levels. Of the 139 institutions that had new graduates attempt the NAPLEX for the first time in both 2020 and 2021 reporting years, 93 (66.9%) institutions had decreases in first attempt pass rates; 37 (26.6%) had increases; and 9 (6.5%) had no change.

The first-attempt pass rate for all graduates from ACPE-accredited programs decreased from 87% in 2020 to 84% in 2021. For OU graduates, the first-attempt pass rates increased from 91% in 2020 to 98% in 2021.