Quality Indicators

PharmD Program Quality Indicators for Northeastern

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts

NAPLEX Results


NEW! 2018 Pass Rates

First Time Attempts

2017 Pass Rates

First Time Attempts

Northeastern 94.03% 91.80%
National Average 88.49% 87.58%

Did you know that 92% of Northeastern University graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within nine months of graduation?   Or that Northeastern University has been ranked “Best Career Services” by The Princeton Review?  That makes seven consecutive years that our career services have been ranked in the top four in the US, including four years at Number 1.

Residency, Fellowship and Post-Grad Placements

Percent Achieving Post-Graduate Education/Training
2018 Graduating Class

51 Residencies, Fellowships and post graduate degree programs


2017 Graduating Class

41 Residencies and Fellowships


On-Time Graduate Rate

141 students entered the first professional year of the program in 2014 (as the class of 2018).

  • PharmD in 4 years

  • PharmD in progress

  • Other NU Degree

  • Left University

PharmD in 4 years (87%), PharmD in progress (6%); Other NU Degree (5%); Left University (2%)

Co-operative Education Program

Students in the PharmD program participate in Northeastern University’s signature cooperative education (co-op) program, which provides up to three 4-month full-time work experiences alternating with full-time campus-based academic work. The school offers the only pharmacy co-op program in the country. Northeastern is affiliated with many world-class practice sites in Metropolitan Boston and throughout the United States, providing students with access to experienced clinicians and scholars in quality health care settings.