National PA Certification (PANCE) Results

Only graduates from ARC-PA accredited PA programs are eligible to sit for the PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination) and become licensed to practice. The PANCE is the entry-level exam PAs must pass to become nationally certified. Over the past five years, the program's average pass rate for first-time PANCE testing is 96 percent. Follow this link for an official copy of the NCCPA PANCE report (PDF) . Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Exam Performance Summary Report.


 

Graduated Classes

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA)

36

36

36

Entering class size

36

36

36

Graduates

36

36

36

* Attrition rate

0%

0%

0%

**Graduation rate

100%

100%

100%

 

*Attrition rate calculation:  Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.

 

**Graduation rate:  Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.