UAMS is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: 800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456
The UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited through June 1, 2030, by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3000
Chicago, Illinois 60603-3446
Phone: (312) 664-3575
Fax: (866) 228-2631
The College of Pharmacy is also a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, an organization composed of all the colleges of pharmacy in the United States. It is concerned with the promotion of all aspects of pharmacy education, research, and service.
Student Performance Indicators
Student performance in the COP educational outcomes is measured in many ways, including through coursework, milestone exams, and pharmacy practice experiences. These data are summarized for the Class of 2022 in this table.
- Summative Exam 1 – This milestone exam covers all P1-P2 courses and is administered after P2 spring finals.
- Summative Exam 2 – This 2-part milestone exam measures knowledge and skills with the Pre-NAPLEX and a 10-station objective, structured clinical exam.
- Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences – These experiences involve real-word practice in 10 pharmacy settings over the course of the P4 year.
Graduation and Licensure
Two more important performance indicators are the on-time graduation rate and first-time pass rate on The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), the national licensure exam for the pharmacy profession. Of note, UAMS College of Pharmacy graduates have outperformed the NAPLEX national average for 9 out of the past 10 years.
The following table summarizes on-time graduation rates and first-time pass rates (with national comparison) on the NAPLEX by graduating class.
|Year||On-time graduation rate||NAPLEX first-time pass rate |
Post-Graduate Training and Job Placement
As of June 1, 2022, 90 graduates completed the College’s New Graduate Pharmacist Employment Survey. At that time, 84% of non-residency bound graduates had received an employment offer. The majority accepted a position in a community pharmacy setting.
The number of students who were accepted into a residency program was 22 (24%). The average salary for the 2022 graduating class taking positions other than residency was $107,363.