Program Quality Indicators

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which is the national agency that accredits professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

Student Outcomes

Achievement of UT-9 Ability-Based Outcomes 

Preceptors assess student pharmacists’ competence on the program’s UT-9 Student Learning Outcomes at the end of each Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience. All students in the Class of 2016 were assessed a minimum of 4 times on every UT-9 Outcome over the duration of their advanced practice experiences, and 100% of the class achieved competence on all outcomes prior to graduation. 

ASHP Residency Match Success Rate

UT’s success in preparing students for residencies is comparable to that of the 14 programs currently ranked in the top 10 nationally by US News and World Report.  When compared to that group of programs, UT would rank 8th for placement in PGY1 residencies and 4th for PGY2 residencies.  UT consistently maintains a higher residency match percentage than the average of programs across the nation.

NAPLEX Pass Rate

First time NAPLEX pass rates: 5-year data

Group 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
National Average 96.43% 96.57% 95.61% 93.86% 87.78%
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy 98.28% 100% 97.58% 97.08% 95.89%

Graduation Rate

Admission Year
(Graduation Year)
2008
(2012)
2009
(2013)
2010
(2014)
2011
(2015)
2012
(2016)
2013
(2017)
Entering Number 184 158 139 167 166 159
Attrition Rate* 5.4% 5.6% 1.4% 1.2% 3.6% 4.4%
On-Time Graduation Rate 92.9% 91.1% 86.3% 94.0% 86.7% 90.5%
Total Graduation Rate 96.2% 95.6% 97.1% 97.6% 94.5% 94.3% 
(projected)

*   Due to academic performance

College of Pharmacy

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College of Pharmacy -
Memphis

881 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6036
Fax: (901) 448-7053

College of Pharmacy - Knoxville

1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 974-2100
Fax: (865) 974-2022

College of Pharmacy - Nashville

193 Polk Ave Suite 2D
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: (615) 253-5600
Fax: (615) 532-3399