College of Pharmacy Class of 2011 graduates had a pass rate of 99 percent on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX).

Of the 126 graduates who took the exam, 125 passed, for a pass rate of 99.21 percent. Graduates must pass the national board exam to become licensed pharmacists.

“We are very pleased with the NAPLEX result for the graduating class of 2011,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Daniel Robinson, PharmD, FASHP. “With a pass rate at over 99 percent, we are reassured about the quality of our educational program and our ability to prepare students for contemporary pharmacy practice.

“We congratulate our graduates on their achievement,” he added. “We also take pride in knowing that the tremendous effort that our faculty put in delivering our rigorous curriculum is paying off.”

One College of Pharmacy student had a scaled score in the range 135-139, a distinction achieved by only 14 of the 11,212 graduates who took the exam nationally. The national pass rate was 94.16 percent.