Impressive First-Time NAPLEX Pass Rates

For the third year in a row, the UMES SOP has the highest first-time NAPLEX pass rate among the HBCU pharmacy programs nationwide.

In 2018, the UMES SOP achieved an impressive 96.23% first-time NAPLEX pass rate. Compared to the 89.46% first-time pass rate national average, the UMES SOP was the highest of the three doctor of pharmacy programs in Maryland.

Pass Rates for First-time Attempts on the NAPLEX*

HBCU Schools of Pharmacy 2018 2019 2020
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 96.23% 87.23% 84.21%
Florida A&M University 75.00% 82.79% 83.33%
Hampton University 72.73% 65.00% 55.00%
Howard University 85.96% 68.89% 77.78%
Texas Southern University 88.57% 81.82% 83.08%
Xavier University of Louisiana 75.00% 82.91% 75.00%
Maryland Schools of Pharmacy 2018
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Notre Dame of Maryland University
University of Maryland at Baltimore
96.23%
87.76%
87.05%


*The North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) measures the pharmacist candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy.  The NAPLEX is one component of the pharmacist licensing process used by the states as an assessment of a candidate’s competence to practice.

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