PharmacyThisWeek: Pharmacy Student Tipping Point Accelerating / Every Metric DOWN Except Attrition Rate - Highest EVER!!

May 22, 2018

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Pharmacy Student Tipping Point Accelerating / Every Metric DOWN Except Attrition Rate – Highest EVER!!

2017 Student Applications, Enrollments and Degrees Conferred are now available from the AACP! See the link at the bottom for the full, detailed reports.

 

Profile

2017 – 6,600 faculty, 63,800 students enrolled in professional programs, and 5,8000 individuals pursuing graduate study.
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

2017 – 63,087 students were enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.1) as the first professional degree programs, 0.8% decrease from fall 2016
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

2017 – 142 (140 submitted data) / Accredited 138 (Full or Candidate Status) / Pre-candidate Status 4
2016 – 138 (137 submitted data) (Accredited 131 / Candidate Status 6 / Pre-candidate Status 4
2015 – 135 (133 submitted data)
2014 – 133 (131 submitted data)
2013 – 130 (127 submitted data)
2012 – 129 (127 submitted data)

 

Applications

2017 – 72,941 7.06% Decrease over 2016 AND 4 More Schools since 2016! Applications submitted to first professional degree programs at schools and colleges of pharmacy.
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 decreased 0.8%; however, the number of first professional year enrollments decreased another 0.7% after 2016’s 1.5% decrease.)

2017 – 14,502 0.0372% decrease in degrees conferred. Tipping point reached!
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

2017 – 12.1% The attrition rate includes academic dismissals, student withdrawals, and delayed graduations. Increasing for the last 15+ years from near zero in early 2000’s!
2016 – 12.0%
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  

2017 – 217 Decreased by 33.5% from 2016-17
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 6 years!

2017 – 773 The number of individuals enrolled in postbaccalaureate Pharm.D. 2 programs decreased by another 8.0% to 773 from 840 enrolled in fall 2016.
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.

The percentage of Pharm.D.2 degree recipients who were foreign, non permanent residents of the U.S. was 15.2, down from 15.6 percent in 2015–16.

 

M.S. degrees conferred   Decreased 6.0 percent in 2016-17!

2017 – 962 The number of M.S. degrees conferred decreased 6.0 percent in 2016-17 and the number of Ph.D. degrees conferred (n=537) decreased 1.8 percent.
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 significant change

2017 – 61.9% Women & 38.1% Men
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

 

AACP PROFILE OF PHARMACY STUDENTS FALL 2017
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.

Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Acer Innovation
All Children’s Hospital
Apexus
Baptist Hospital of South Florida
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
BizEx
Boston Medical Center
Cameron and Company, Inc.
CareerStaff Rx
Cedars-Sinai
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
CardinalHealth
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Confluence Health
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Cox Health
CVS Health
Diplomat Pharmacy
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS)
Express Scripts
Froedtert Health
Genoa Healthcare
Greenville Health System
HCA
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Jackson Pharmacy Professionals
JFK Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Kroger
Lahey Health
Lee Health
Marshfield Clinic Health System
Medipreneurs
Memorial Healthcare System
Mission Health
Navitus Health Solutions
OnePoint Patient Care
Pharmacist Moms Group
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Pharmapreneur Academy
PHI Pharmacy
ProHealth Care
Providence Health & Services
RPh Professional Search
Rx relief
Samaritan Health Services
Script N Go
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Skagit Regional Health
Soleo Health
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
The Happy PharmD Summit
The Investing Tutor
UC Davis Health
UCLA Health
UHG/OptumRx
University of Utah
Veterans Administration
Vizient
Walgreens

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2 Comments → “PharmacyThisWeek: Pharmacy Student Tipping Point Accelerating / Every Metric DOWN Except Attrition Rate – Highest EVER!!”

  1. Eugene Rothenberg, ACWLBS(Pharmacy)MBAJDPsyD,FASPL 2 months ago  

    It was an asinine, arrogant, egotistical, money-making only, educational scheme in the early 1970’s and still is, only exponentially worse.

    • pharmacyweek123 2 months ago  

      Dr. Rothenberg, thanks for your comment, we couldn’t agree more! Please stay tuned for some important comp data coming soon. It’s going to be an eye-opener!!