Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy has fulfilled the accreditation requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for the Professional Degree Program in Pharmacy and is hereby granted accreditation status through June 30, 2023.
Complaints to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has an obligation to assure itself that any institution, which seeks or holds a pre-accreditation or accreditation status for its professional program(s) conducts its affairs with honesty and frankness. Complaints from other institutions, students, faculty, or the public against a college or school of pharmacy, including tuition and fee policies, and as related to ACPE standards, policies or procedures, shall be placed in writing in detail by the complainant and submitted to the ACPE office. The complaint shall be submitted to the institution for the response. Requests for confidentiality shall be respected to the extent any such information is not necessary for the resolution of the complaint. Details for submission of a complaint to ACPE with regard to accreditation standards can be obtained at the URL http://www.acpe-accredit.org/deans/complaints.asp
North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) pass rate for first-time takers:
The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination’s (NAPLEX) threshold of acceptability changes annually and is based on the overall first-time pass rate for Xavier graduates being within two standard deviations of the national average. This benchmark is used by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the accrediting body of the Pharmacy program. This Table provides data since 2012 of first-time pass rates of the NAPLEX and indicates that Xavier has successfully reached this benchmark each year.
|Year||# First-Time Takers||Pass Rate|
Reached ACPE Benchmark
(within 2 s.d. of National Average)
On-time Graduation Rate:
Calendar Year 2013 - 76%
Calendar Year 2014 - 80%
Calendar Year 2015 - 85%
Calendar Year 2016 - 85%
Calendar Year 2017 - 83%
Calendar year 2018 - 92%
Calendar year 2019 - 85%
Class of 2013 - 92%
Class of 2014 - 95%
Class of 2015 - 95%
Class of 2016 - 95%
Class of 2017 - 96%
Class of 2018 - 96%
Class of 2019 - 92%
Course Completion Rate
Course completion rates are an important measure to determine the achievement of students. The faculty members in each academic department or division in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Pharmacy have identified specific courses for each academic program that they have determined to measure student achievement in their discipline. Since these courses are predominantly at the upper level, it was decided that a pass rate of 90% would be used for undergraduate courses and 95% would be used for graduate and pharmacy courses. It should be noted that a course is considered “completed” only if a student received an A, B, C, or P in the course. Course Completion Rates for the graduating classes are listed below:
|COP Course Completion Pass Rates||Academic Year|
|A, B, C, P, PC||97.77%||99.16%||98.33%|
|D, F, FE, W, W$||2.23%||0.84%||1.67%|
|Threshold of Acceptability||95.0%||95.0%||95.0%|
Residency Acceptance Rate
2013: Fifty-two percent of the 2013 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY1 residency program
2014: Fifty percent of the 2014 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY1 residency program.
2015: Thirty-two percent of the 2015 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY1 residency program.
2016: Sixty-three percent of the 2016 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY1 residency program.
2017: Sixty-two percent of the 2017 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY1 residency program. Three of the 2016 graduates were accepted into a PGY2 program.
2018: Sixty-two percent of the 2018 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY-1 residency program.
2019: Seventy-three percent of the 2019 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY-1 residency program.
2020: Forty-eight percent of the 2020 graduates applying for post-graduate training were accepted into a PGY-1 residency or fellowship program