Graduated Class of
2019
Graduated Class of
2020
Graduated Class of
2021
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 65 65
65
Entering class size
65 65 67*
Graduates 63 64 64
Attrition rate 3.1% 1.5% 4.4%
Graduation rate 97% 98% 95%

In accordance with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., (ARC-PA) Standard A3.12i, the table above is information about student attrition that is required to be published.

*Student enrollment in the Class of 2021 never exceeded the maximum entering class size approved by ARC-PA of 65 students. Two students attrited from the program before two students returned from a leave of absence.

Definitions

Entering class size: Number of students newly enrolled for the admission cycle plus number of students who are reentering from a different cohort.

Total attrition per ARC-PA: Number of students from the entering class who did not complete the program, either due to dismissal or withdrawal, plus number of students from the entering class who left their cohort due to deceleration or leave of absence.

Cohort attrition rate: The total attrition divided by the entering class size.

Graduation rate: The number of graduates divided by the entering class size to determine the cohort graduation rate.