The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Stephens College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Stephens College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2031. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-stephens-college/.

 

PANCE Pass Rate

Graduates of the Stephens College PA program have a 99% average first-time pass-rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), above the national average of 95%. The pass rate is an indicator of the program’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the ability to prepare students to practice medicine. Students must graduate from a physician assistant program accredited by the ARC-PA to sit for the exam.

Stephens PANCE Pass Rate Summary Report 2020 > 

 

Student Attrition 

 

Graduated Classes

Class of 2020

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

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

30

26

20

Entering class size

30

26

20

Graduates

29

26

20

*Attrition rate

3%

0%

0%

**Graduation rate

97%

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.

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