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Accreditation

  • The PA program curricula of the Gannon University Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

    The Gannon University PA Program first-time PANCE pass rate for the Class of 2021 was 93%. Please view the PANCE Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report and the PANCE Exam Performance Summary Report for the past five years below.

    Accreditation Status

    The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Gannon University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Gannon University. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2027. 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-gannon-university/

    (Please click directly on the document to view the program's Accreditation History)

    Student Attrition

    The ARC-PA 5th edition Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education standard A3.12i requires that "The program must define, publish and make readily available to enrolled and prospective students general program information to include the most current annual student attrition information, on the table provided by the ARC-PA, no later than April first each year.

    Below please find the student attrition information for the past three graduated classes. This information represents student attrition during the professional, accredited phase of the program.

    ARC-PA Student Attrition
     

    Class of 2019 

    Class of 2020 

    Class of 2021 

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

    58

    58

    58

    Entering class size

    57

    58

    58

    Graduates

    53

    57

    55

    *Attrition rate

    .07

    .02

    .05

    **Graduation rate

    .98

    .98

    .95

    *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.