ACP is Committed to These Core Values
To meet and exceed, through continuous quality improvement, the highest standards of academic excellence and professionalism in service.
To create a climate that encourages personal development of ethical behavior, responsibility, dependability, and commitment among students, faculty, staff, and administration.
To develop a commitment to social responsibility; to contribute to the health and well being of patients, the community, and society in medically underserved regions; and to shape public policy and health promotion at all levels.
To work with other educational institutions, the healthcare community, and other specialties and organizations to foster collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and the community.
To provide meaningful and innovative experiences that encourage and develop a lifelong commitment to learning and professional development of students, faculty, staff, preceptors, alumni and other health professionals.
The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) measures one’s ability to determine pharmacotherapy and therapeutic outcomes, prepare and dispense medication, and implement and evaluate information for optimal health care. ACP sets target pass rates with the goal to equal or exceed the national average NAPLEX pass rate. The threshold is set within two standard deviations (SD) of the national average each year since this is the minimum required by ACPE.
A summary of North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) first-time pass rates for the Classes of 2018-2022 are shown below in the table and show that all classes have been above the set threshold.
|Graduating Year||1st Time Pass Rate||National Average||Outcome|
|2022||75%||79.1%||Exceed 1 SD|
|2018||79.7%||89.1%||Exceed 1 SD|
The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) is designed to measure one’s ability to determine laws and regulations for the specific states/jurisdictions and is taken by college of pharmacy graduates shortly after they receive their degree.
A summary of the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) pass rates for the Classes of 2018-2022 are shown below in the table.
|Year||ACP||National Ave||SD||Max||Min||1 SD||2 SD||Outcome|
|2022||76||77||12.7||96||25||64.3||51.6||Exceed 1 SD|
On-Time Graduation Rates for Classes of 2018-2022
ACP is an accelerated program and therefore, on-time graduation is defined as graduating within 3 years of matriculation into the program, although ACPE defines on-time graduation as 4 years. The College’s benchmark is to have an on-time (3 year) graduation rate of 90%. ACP uses a threshold of graduation rate of 76% since ACPE requires that total attrition to be below 24%.
|Class Entering In||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||5 Year Average|
|# Graduate – 3 years||58||59||60||54||56||57.4|
|3 Year Graduation Rate||80.6%||79.7%||87.0%||69.2%||74.7%||78.2%|
|# Graduated <= 4 years||6||7||2||8||6||5.8|
|Cumulative Graduation Rate||88.9%||89.2%||89.9%||79.5%||82.7%||86.0%|
|# Graduated > 4 years||2||1||4||2||0||1.8|
|Cumulative Graduation Rate||91.7%||90.5%||95.7%||82.1%||82.7%||88.5%|
|In Progress Rate||0.0||0.0||1.4||0.0||1.3||0.6|
Appalachian College of Pharmacy graduates have gained employment in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, ambulatory care, post-graduate residencies and fellowships and other pharmacy and non-pharmacy related fields. The College conducts a survey annually approximately six months after graduation to collect employment data of recent graduates.
A summary of employment rates six months after graduation for the Classes of 2018-2022 are shown below in the table. The Classes of 2018-2020 were successful in exceeding the threshold of 80% while the Classes of 2021 and 2022 exceeded the target benchmark of 90%.
Employment Six Months after Graduation Rates
|Graduating Year||Employment Rate||Outcome|
In addition to the employment rates six months after graduation, the College also tracks the location of the first place of employment to determine whether the College is successful in its mission to serve Appalachia and other rural or underserved areas. The table shows the percentage of alumni employed in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), geographical region six months after graduation.
Employment in ARC Six Months after Graduation
|Graduating Year||Employment in ARC||Outcome|
Pharmacy residency positions in postgraduate year one (PGY1) or postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs are offered to applicants through the ASHP Resident Matching Program. A summary of residency match rates for the Classes of 2019-2023 are shown below in the table.
|# ACP – PGY-1||8||4||5||3||5|
|# ACP Unmatched – PGY-1||12||11||9||6||2|
|ACP Match Rate – PGY1||40%||26.7%||35.7%||33.3%||71.4%|
|National Match Rate – PGY-1||64.4%||63.1%||64.9%||76.5%||81.8%|
|# ACP Early – PGY2||0||0||0||0||1|
|# National Early – PGY-2||473||498||594||595||601|
|# ACP – PGY-2||0||0||1||0||0|
|# ACP Unmatched – PGY-2||0||3||0||0||0|
|ACP Match Rate – PGY2||N/A||0%||100%||N/A||N/A|
|National Match Rate – PGY2||75.5%||73.2%||75.3%||82.2%||83.0%|