UGA Posts Exemplary NAPLEX Stats

Class of 2020

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) report for the Class of 2020 was just released, and the UGA College of Pharmacy 130-member Class of 2020 “showed up” and “showed out” comparatively across the state, in the SEC, and in the nation!

According to the report, which was analyzed by Dr. Mike Fulford, Director of the Office of Assessment and Interim Lead for Faculty Affairs:

  • CoP’s first attempt pass rate was 95.38% with 130 graduates.  The national first attempt pass rate was 88.43%.
  • CoP’s pass rate is the 23rd highest in the U.S., regardless of graduating class size
  • CoP’s pass rate is 9th highest in the country for programs with graduating class sizes of at least 100 students
  • CoP’s pass rate is the HIGHEST among all Southeastern Conference Schools!
  • CoP’s pass rate is 4th highest among schools in and bordering Georgia
  • CoP’s pass rate is the HIGHEST in the State of Georgia!

The NAPLEX is designed to evaluate general practice knowledge and is taken by recent pharmacy graduates shortly after they receive their degree. The NAPLEX is just one component of the licensure process and is used by boards of pharmacy to assess a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist.

Congratulations to these graduates / now-alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters who made this incredible accomplishment possible!