Doctor Of Pharmacy Program Quality Indicators

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education – The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy earned the full 8-year accreditation status from July 2021, which is the longest term achievable for any college/school of pharmacy, from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603. Policies and regulations pertaining to the accreditation process are available on the ACPE website ( or by telephone 312.664.3575.

Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education. Duquesne University is also approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126 (717.783.6788).

Class Of 2021 On-Time Graduation Rates

Figures represent the number of students who enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program for the first time in Fall 2017. Students who started prior to Fall 2017, yet graduated in 2021 are not counted in the "on-time" graduation rates.

Number of Students Enrolled Fall 2017: 197

Number of Students Graduating May 2021: 139

Percent of Students Graduating On-Time: 71%

2021 NAPLEX & MPJE First-Attempt Pass Rates*

Duquesne University NAPLEX Pass Rate: 96%
National Pass Rate: 84%

Duquesne University MPJE Pass Rate: 88%
National Pass Rate: 80%


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