Texas Southern University College Of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Graduates Exceed National and State Passage Rate on Licensure Exam

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The Joan M. Lafleur College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) at Texas Southern University (TSU) proudly announces the exceptional performance of its class of 2023 on the pharmacy licensure exam (NAPLEX®), surpassing both state and national averages.

TSU graduates achieved an impressive 84 percent passage rate, surpassing the national rate of 77.5 percent and the state rate of 79 percent. This accomplishment positions COPHS as the third-highest performing pharmacy school out of the nine in the state of Texas.

Dr. Rashid Mosavin, Dean of the COPHS, expressed his pride in the class of 2023, emphasizing the collaborative effort that contributed to their success. “I am proud of the class of 2023 in their success in passing the licensure exam. This passage rate is a reflection of the hard work of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the unwavering support of alumni who invested in their exam preparation. We celebrate this collective achievement for what it means for the future of these young pharmacists, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the university, and the communities they will serve throughout their careers.”

Notably, TSU’s COPHS achieved the highest passage rate among pharmacy schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), further highlighting the institution’s commitment to excellence and diversity in the field of pharmacy.

The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®) serves as a comprehensive assessment of graduates’ knowledge, judgment, and skills essential for entry-level pharmacists. TSU’s outstanding performance underscores its dedication to providing students with a robust education that prepares them for success in their professional endeavors.

In conclusion, TSU’s COPHS continues to set a standard of excellence in pharmacy education, producing graduates who excel on both state and national levels. As these young pharmacists embark on their careers, they carry with them the knowledge and skills instilled by TSU’s renowned faculty and support network, poised to make significant contributions to the pharmacy profession and the communities they serve.