Physician Assistant Accreditation Information

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted accreditation-continued status to the Central Michigan University Physician Assistant program sponsored by Central Michigan 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the standards.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 2023. 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.

Physician Assistant student attrition

Student attrition is the percentage of students entering a cohort that do not complete the program with the rest of the cohort, either due to leave of absence, deceleration, dismissal, or withdrawal. The graduation rate is calculated as the number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size. The ARC-PA student attrition table shows data for 2020-2022.  

Graduated ClassClass of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA)404040
Entering class size404040
Attrition rate5%2.5%2.5%
Graduation rate95%97.5%97.5%

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) report

The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) performance summary report provides information on our test takers and their outcomes.

View the Five Year NCCPA Performance Report