2019 Top Performing Pharmacy Schools in the Philippines

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A total of 27 colleges and universities, 24 private and 3 public schools, are among the top performing pharmacy schools out of 104 in the 2019 aggregate data of pharmacist licensure examinations with at least 15 examinees and above the weighted passing percentage of 80 percent.

With 50 or more examinees, the University of the Philippines-Manila earned the No. 1 spot as top performing school in pharmacist licensure examinations for 2019 with a 100 percent weighted passing rate from its 66 examinees.

A total of 2,184 out of 5,197 examinees passed the pharmacist licensure examinations held in March and August this year. The weighted national passing rate for 2019 was 67.59 percent.

Saint Louis University in Baguio City placed second with a 98.32 percent weighted passing rate from its 235 successful examinees out of 239 in 2019.

The University of San Carlos came in third place with a 96 percent from its 72 passers out of 75 examinees.

Mariano Marcos State University-Batac was fourth with a 92.40 percent weighted passing rate from its 73 successful examinees out of 79.

The fifth spot was the University of Santo Tomas with a 91.88 percent weighted passing rate from its 77 passers out of 83 examinees.

The University of Santo Tomas earned the sixth place with an 89.22 percent weighted passing rate from its 407 successful examinees out of 443.

Completing the top 10 performing schools of 50 or more examinees are the University of San Agustin (88.48% with 215 passers out of 243 examinees), Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao (86.96% with 60 passers out of 69 examinees), Negros Oriental State University-Dumaguete (84.09% with 74 passers out of 88 examinees), and Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela (83.22% with 238 passers out of 286 examinees).

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Here is the full list of top performing pharmacy schools nationwide for 2019 with at least 50 examinees and with at least 80% passing percentage.

Top Performing Pharmacy Schools in the Philippines for 2019
First TimersRepeatersOverall Performance
Rank
School
PassersTakersPassersTakersPassersTakersWeighted Mean
1UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA6666006666100.00%
2SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY2342361323523998.32%
3UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS696936727596.00%
4MARIANO MARCOS STATE UNIVERSITY-BATAC707336737992.40%
5UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS386408213540744391.88%
6UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN193209223421524388.48%
7SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY- TUGUEGARAO576039606986.96%
8NEGROS ORIENTAL STATE UNIVERSITY-DUMAGUETE6570918748884.09%
9UNIVERSITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION-DAVAO138153193515718883.51%
10OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY-VALENZUELA216238224823828683.22%
11SAN PEDRO COLLEGE-DAVAO CITY170195122518222082.72%
12CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA340387569439648182.33%
13CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MAKATI98116142111213781.75%
14SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY404549445481.48%
15CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY1101324911414180.85%
16OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY-ANTIPOLO CITY8698162910212780.32%

Meanwhile, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City, University of Makati, and the University of Pangasinan led the group of top performing schools with 15-49 examinees and with at least 80% passing percentage. The four institutions obtained a 100 percent passing percentage with 33, 29, 28, and 18 examinees, respectively.

Adamson University earned the second spot with a 97.91% weighted passing rate from its 47 successful examinees out of 48.

National University-Manila came third with a 96.16% weighted passing rate from its 25 successful examinees out of 26.

Araullo University was fourth with a 94.12 percent weighted passing rate from its 16 successful examinees out of 17.

The fifth spot was the Lyceum Northwestern University-Dagupan City with a 93.55 percent weighted passing rate from its 29 passers out of 31 examinees.

Here is the full list of top performing pharmacy schools nationwide for 2019 with 15-49 examinees and with at least 80% passing percentage.

Top Performing Pharmacy Schools in the Philippines for 2018 (with 15-49 Examinees)
First TimersRepeatersOverall Performance
Rank
School
PassersTakersPassersTakersPassersTakersWeighted Mean
1DE LA SALLE MEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES INSTITUTE3333003333100.00%
1COLEGIO SAN AGUSTIN-BACOLOD CITY2727222929100.00%
1UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI2626222828100.00%
1UNIVERSITY OF PANGASINAN1818001818100.00%
2ADAMSON UNIVERSITY474701474897.91%
3NATIONAL UNIVERSITY-MANILA252501252696.16%
4ARAULLO UNIVERSITY161700161794.12%
5LYCEUM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY-DAGUPAN CITY272922293193.55%
6ST. SCHOLASTICA'S COLLEGE-TACLOBAN222246262892.86%
7LYCEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY-BATANGAS,INC262701262892.86%
8CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY242845283384.85%

References:

  1. August 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Examination results released in three (3) working days. (2019, August 7). Retrieved from https://www.prc.gov.ph/article/august-2019-pharmacist-licensure-examination-results-released-three-3-working-days/4057
  2. March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Examination Results Released in Three (3) Working Days. (2019, March 12). Retrieved from https://www.prc.gov.ph/article/march-2019-pharmacist-licensure-examination-results-released-three-3-working-days/3892

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