Curriculum & Student Life

Pharmacy in Downers Grove

Founded in 1991, the Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Its successful curriculum emphasizes patient-centered care, communications, and uses group learning to develop team-oriented work skills needed for today's healthcare environment.

CCP alumni work in community pharmacies, hospital settings, educational institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and managed care organizations. Graduates of the College are well positioned to be offered full-time positions in rewarding and challenging practice environments with excellent salaries.

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Students who are strong in math and science have the greatest success rates in pharmacy school. Other helpful qualities include possessing a high desire to help people, analytical thinking, communication skills, attention to detail, high ethical standards, a natural desire to learn, as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Our caring faculty take a personal approach to teaching our students. Meet two of our faculty members who balance their professional pharmacy endeavors with their passion for teaching our students:

Dr. Shridhar Andurkar
Dr. Jennifer D'Souza

Meet one of our recent graduates who reflects back on how his time at CCP has impacted his career:

Dr. Tolu Akinwale, CCP Class of 2013

Student Life
There are many pharmacy-related student organizations, so students can develop leadership skills, get involved in projects that serve the community, and work with professional pharmacy organizations. Guided by dedicated faculty members, these are great opportunities to collaborate with professors, get to know more about their leadership in professional pharmacy organizations, offer the opportunity for students to build their own networks, as well as build their resumes.

Published three times per academic year, our Script for Success newsletter features the latest in pharmacy student and campus news:

Script for Success - Spring 2017

Script for Success - Winter 2017

Script for Success - Summer 2016

Script for Success - Spring 2016

Script for Success - Winter 2016

Script for Success - Summer 2015

Script for Success - Winter 2015

Script for Success - Fall 2014

Script for Success - Summer 2014

Script for Success - Winter 2014

Script for Success - Fall 2013

Script for Success - Winter 2013

Script for Success - Fall 2012

Student Performance Data

Incoming Students Fall 2016 Class Size


Incoming Students Fall 2016 Class Profile

Graduation and Retention Rates - Class of 20161

On-time graduation rate: 91%
Delayed graduation: 5%
Decided pharmacy not best fit: 4%

Licensing Examination Scores



CCP Graduates

2015 NAPLEX first-time pass rate2



2015 MJPE first-time pass rate2



2016 NAPLEX first-time pass rate3



2016 MJPE first-time pass rate3



Job Placements - Class of 20164
















Placement Rates - Class of 2016

Job Placement Rates


Residency Placement Rates


CCP graduate residency match rate - Class of 20166


Number Applied

Number Matched

CCP Graduates






1. Based on the Class of 2016, these percentages are reflective of those students admitted in Fall 2012.
2. Based on 2015 data provided by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy.

3. Based on 2016 data provided by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy.
4. Based on 2016 survey administered in May 2016 in which 188/207 (90.8%) of graduating students responded and 141/188 (75%) indicated having secured employment upon graduation. The total number of graduates includes students who may have begun the curriculum earlier. Percentages represent entire graduating class of 207. “Unknown” includes both the non-respondents, as well as those who reported that they did not yet have a job secured at the time of graduation in May.
5. Based on the Class of 2016, this percentage is reflective of those graduating students who assumed residency training after graduation. All 26 students from this class matched through the National Matching Service (NMS). There may have been students who found residency positions through the post-match scramble; however, this was not reported to the College.
6. Based on 2016 National Matching Service (NMS) data obtained from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in April 2016. Match rates are calculated by dividing the number of individuals who matched to a residency program by the number of individuals who submitted a rank list to NMS in 2016. This rate is based on 26 students from the Class of 2016 and 2 students from previous graduating classes.

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