Quality Indicators

PharmD Program Quality Indicators for Northeastern

Naplex Passing Rates for First Attempts

NAPLEX Results


2014 Pass Rates

First Time Attempts

2015 Pass Rates

First Time Attempts

2016 Pass Rates

First Time Attempts

Northeastern 94.24% 93.44% 88.10%
National Average 94.88% 92.64% 85.86%

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
2016 Graduating Class

49 Residencies
11 Fellowships and 1 post-graduate degree program


2015 Graduating Class

42 Residencies
5 Fellowships and 2 PhD program


2014 Graduating Class

44 Residencies
7 Fellowships


2013 Graduating Class

42 Residencies
4 Fellowships


On-Time Graduate Rate

139 students entered the first professional year of the program in 2012 (as the class of 2016)

Graduated On-Time0%
Still Enrolled0%

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.