Student Attrition

  Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
MAXIMUM ENTERING CLASS SIZE (AS APPROVED BY ARC-PA) 38 38 38
ENTERING CLASS SIZE 36 36 38
GRADUATES 35 35 36
ATTRITION RATE 3% 3% 5%
GRADUATION RATE 97% 97% 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.

PANCE at a Glance

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
Administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

  • 300 questions
  • 5-hour exam covering all organ systems
  • Taken at a testing center
  • Eligible upon completion of all program requirements

PANCE Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report