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PharmacyThisWeek: Pharmacy Student Tipping Point WAS reached in 2015 / Overall New Pharmacy App'l DOWN, Attrition Rate Highest EVER & Enrollment FLAT

June 13, 2017

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Pharmacy Student Tipping Point WAS reached in 2015 / Overall New Pharmacy App’l DOWN, Attrition Rate Highest EVER & Enrollment FLAT

2016 Student Applications, Enrollments and Degrees Conferred are now available from the AACP! See the link at the bottom for the raw data.

 

Profile
2016 – 6,600 faculty, 64,300 students enrolled in professional programs, and 6,000 individuals pursuing graduate study.
2015 – 6,600 faculty, 64,400 students enrolled in professional programs, and 5,800 individuals pursuing graduate study.
2014 – 6,600 faculty, 64,800 students enrolled in professional programs, and 4,900 individuals pursuing graduate study.
2013 – 6,400 faculty, 63,800 students enrolled in professional programs, and 4,800 individuals pursuing graduate study.
2012 – 6,500 faculty, 62,500 students enrolled in professional programs, and 5,100 individuals pursuing graduate study.

 

Fall Enrollments
2016 – 63,464 students were enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.1) as the first professional degree programs.
2015 – 63,460 students were enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.1) as the first professional degree programs.
2014 – 63,927 students were enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.1) as the first professional degree programs.
2013 – 62,743 students were enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.1) as the first professional degree programs.
2012 – 61,275 students were enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.1) as the first professional degree programs.

 

Number of accredited U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy
2016 – 138 (137 submitted data) (Accredited 131 / Candidate Status 6 / Pre-candidate Status 4 = 141 total / POSSIBLY 20+ MORE SCHOOLS COMING!)
2015 – 135   (133 submitted data)
2014 – 133   (131 submitted data)
2013 – 130  (127 submitted data)
2012 – 129  (127 submitted data)

 

Applications
2016 – 78,514  2.53% Increase over 2015 BUT 4 More Schools since 2015! Applications submitted to first professional degree programs at schools and colleges of pharmacy.
2015 –  76,525  10.7% Decrease! Applications received by colleges and schools of pharmacy for every one entering student enrolled is no longer being tracked and/or published.
2014 – 85,754  5.5 applications were received by colleges and schools of pharmacy for every one entering student enrolled in fall 2014.
2013 – 87,956  5.6 applications were received by colleges and schools of pharmacy for every one entering student enrolled in fall 2013.
2012 – 99,821  6.4 applications were received by colleges and schools of pharmacy for every one entering student enrolled in fall 2012.
2011 – 112,000 Approx. This ratio for 2010-11 was 7.0 applications for every one entering student in fall 2011.

 

Enrollment (Enrollments in all professional years rose 0.4 percent; however, the number of first professional year enrollments decreased 1.5 percent.)
2016 – 14,556 0.0386% increase. This is the largest number of degrees conferred in the history of pharmacy education.
2015 – 13,994  1.1 % increase. The number of first professional year enrollments decreased 0.6 percent.
2014 – 13,838 4.8 % increase.
2013 – 13,207 3.8% increase
2012 – 12,719 6.6% increase
2011 – 11,931

 

Attrition rate
2016 – 12.0% The attrition rate includes academic dismissals, student withdrawals, and delayed graduations. Increasing over last 12+ years from near zero in early 2000’s!
2015 – 11.6%
2014 – 10.3%
2013 – 11.1%
2012 – 10.2%

 

Pharm.D. degrees conferred to individuals already holding a professional baccalaureate in pharmacy  Decreasing over last 5 years!
2016 – 326  Increased by 16.3 percent from 2015-16
2015 – 273 Decreased by 19.5 percent from 2013–14.
2014 – 339
2013 – 344
2012 – 444

 

Number of individuals enrolled in postbaccalaureate Pharm.D.  Decreasing over last 5 years!
2016 – 840 The number of individuals enrolled in postbaccalaureate Pharm.D. 2 programs decreased  by 10.3% to 840 from 936 enrolled in fall 2015.
2015 –    936 The number of individuals enrolled in postbaccalaureate Pharm.D. 2 programs increased slightly to 936 from 935 enrolled in fall 2014.
2014 –    935 The number of Pharm.D.2 students enrolled (n=935) decreased by 16.4 percent from fall 2013.
2013 – 1,118 The number of Pharm.D.2 students enrolled (n=1,118) decreased by 11.3 percent from fall 2012.
2012 – 1,260 The number of Pharm.D.2 students enrolled (n=1,260) decreased by 6.0 percent from fall 2011.

 

M.S. degrees conferred   Increased 42.1 percent in 2015-16!
2016 –  1,023 The number of M.S. degrees conferred increased 42.1 percent in 2015-16 and the number of Ph.D. degrees  conferred decreased 2.5 percent.
2015 –  720 7.1 decrease
2014 – 775 18.3% increase
2013 – 655
2012 – 681

 

First professional degrees conferred  No change
2016 – 60.4% Women & 38.6% Men
2015 – 61.6% Women & 38.4% Men
2014 – 60.4% Women & 39.6% Men
2013 – 61.7% Women & 38.3% Men
2012 – 61.2% Women & 38.8% Men

 

Student Applications, Enrollments and Degrees Conferred

 


We update the following employer’s openings each week so be sure and check out their latest available positions. Unless otherwise noted these employers have openings in multiple states so be sure and search on the state and/or job title you are most interested in. If you have any questions just let me know.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
All Children’s Hospital
Apexus
Baptist Hospital of South Florida
BizEx
Board Certification Program In Medical Affairs
Boston Medical Center
CareerStaff Rx
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
CardinalHealth
Commonwealth Health Corporation
CompleteRx
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Confluence Health
Cox Health
CVS Health
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS)
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital
Froedtert Health
Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company
GNYHA
Greenville Health System
HCA
HCAVa
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Jackson Pharmacy Professionals
JFK Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Lahey Health
Navitus Health Solutions
OnePoint Patient Care
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Pharmapreneur Academy
PHI Pharmacy
Preferred Homecare
Premier, Inc.
Providence Health & Services
RPh Professional Search
Samaritan Health Services
Script N Go
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Skagit Regional Health
Soleo Health
St Helena Hospital Napa Valley
Swedish Medical Center
Tahoe Forest Hospital District
The Queen’s Medical Center
Triad Isotopes, Inc.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
UCLA Health
UHG/OptumRx
University of Utah
Veterans Administration
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Kevin Mero
President
kevin@pharmacyweek.com
cell: 210 872-6160

 

 

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