PA Accreditation-Pass Rates

at Saint Francis University

  • 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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.

    Board Pass Rates

    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.

    Board Pass Rates Table
    Class Group Year Students Program (First Time Takers) Pass Rate NCCPA National (First Time Takers) Pass Rate
    May 2015 First Time Takers 2015 51 100% 96%
    May 2014 First Time Takers 2014 55 96% 95%
    May 2013 First Time Takers 2013 55 96% 94%
    May 2012 First Time Takers 2012 53 98% 92%
    May 2011 First Time Takers 2011 52 90% 91%

    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.

    Miscellaneous Information


    Success of MPAS Program in achieving its Goals

    From the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education: SECTION A: ADMINISTRATION A3.14b: "The program must define, publish and make readily available to … students general program information to include: the success of the program in achieving its goals.”

    Take a look at the attached file to see how successful the MPAS Progam is in achieving its Goals.

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