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PA Accreditation-Graduate Performance on Certification Exam


  • Accreditation

    The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Saint Francis University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Saint Francis 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2016. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

    Graduate Performance on Certification Exam

    The Master of Physician Assistant Science Program has a 95% first-time taker pass-rate on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE). Take a look at our last five years’ of performance on the PANCE.  Please feel free to also take a look at the NCCPA First-Time PANCE rates for the most recent graduating classes, as reported by the NCCPA.

  • Grads 2015
    # of graduates  First Time Takers Pass RateNCCPA National First Time Takers Pass Rate 
     51100% 96% 

     

    Grads 2014
    # of graduates  First Time Takers Pass RateNCCPA National First Time Takers Pass Rate 
     5596% 95% 

     

    Grads 2013
    # of graduates  First Time Takers Pass RateNCCPA National First Time Takers Pass Rate 
     5596% 94% 

     

    Grads 2012
    # of graduates  First Time Takers Pass RateNCCPA National First Time Takers Pass Rate 
     5398% 92% 

     

  • In addition, the Board Pass Rates Chart graphs the pass rate of first-time takers for the NCCPA exam at Saint Francis University against the national average since 1981:

    NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Chart