Pharmacy Schools in Oklahoma - 2022

Oklahoma’s pharmaceutical sector hasn’t witnessed much growth in the recent years. This means less number of pharmacists are required to join the workforce. As of 2020, there were 3,760 pharmacists working in the state, earning an annual salary of $121,060. With just two accredited pharmacy schools in Oklahoma, you are left with limited choice to complete a Pharm. D. Program which a pre-requisite for a career in pharmacy. Read on to know more about the pharmacy programs and pharmacists career prospects in your state.

2022 Ranking of ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Schools in Oklahoma

#1. Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Ranking Score: 91.87%
Location: Weatherford
Accreditation: ACPE

Southwestern Oklahoma State University NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate
2017 38 92.11%
2018 49 93.88%
2019 41 92.68%
2020 51 90.20%

#2. University of Oklahoma

Ranking Score: 90.66%
Location: Oklahoma City
Accreditation: ACPE

University of Oklahoma NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate
2017 98 89.80%
2018 76 90.79%
2019 82 91.46%
2020 82 90.20%

Licensure - Passing the NAPLEX and MPJE

Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy requires you to take and pass the NAPLEX and MPJE in order to become a licensed pharmacist. You must submit an application to the board and purchase these two exams through the NABP site.

Oklahoma Pharm. D. Graduates NAPLEX Performance (2017-2020)

Pharmacy graduates in OK have performed exceedingly well on the licensure exam in the last four years. In 2017, 136 graduates took the exam an impressive 90.96% of them pass it on first attempt. In the recent 2020, 133 students took the exam and 90.20% of them cleared it on first attempt.

School Location 2017 2018 2019 2020
#Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass %
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford 38 92.11% 49 93.88% 41 92.68% 51 90.20%
University of Oklahoma Oklahoma City 98 89.80% 76 90.79% 82 91.46% 82 90.20%
Overall Oklahoma NAPLEX Performance 136 90.96% 125 92.34% 123 92.07% 133 90.20%

Pharmacist Salary in Oklahoma

A pharmacist in OK earns an annual average salary of $121,060, considerably lower than the national average of $125,460. Considering the low cost of living in the state, the low earnings are reasonable. You can expect to earn around $93,150 at the start of you career and go on to make $152,540 with few years of experience.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pharmacist Job Outlook in Oklahoma

The projected employment outlook in the state from 2018 to 2028 is 0.27%, much higher than the national growth rate. During this 10-year period 10 new pharmacist positions will be added. By 2028, there will be 3,740 pharmacists working in the state.

2018 Employment2028 EmploymentGrowthProjected Annual Job Openings (New + Replacement)
Source: Career One Stop

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