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Accredited Physician Assistant Programs

(updated 9.29.2011)

The 159 ARC-PA accredited entry-level programs are listed below, alphabetically by state, along with information on their accreditation status and timing of next scheduled accreditation action. Clicking in the State column should open the program’s or institution’s web page. Specific address information for programs can be found on their individual web sites.

A listing of accredited clinical postgraduate programs is available on a separate page within this section.

State Accredited Program Date First Accredited Next ARC-PA Review
AL University Of South Alabama 4/1/1996 September 2013
AL University Of Alabama At Birmingham 9/1/1975 March 2014
AR Harding University 3/5/2005 September 2014
AZ Arizona School Of Health Sciences 10/1/1996 March 2014
AZ Midwestern University (Glendale) 10/1/1999 March 2016
CA Loma Linda University 10/1/2000 March 2012
CA Riverside Community College 4/1/1999 September 2012
CA Samuel Merritt College 4/1/1999 September 2018
CA San Joaquin Valley College 3/3/2003 March 2012
CA Stanford University 3/1/1976 September 2012
CA Touro University – California 9/2/2002 September 2018
CA University Of California-Davis 3/1/1974 March 2016
CA University Of Southern California (LA) 10/1/1975 September 2016
CA Western University Of Health Sciences 5/1/1990 March 2013
CO Red Rocks Community College 10/1/1998 March 2012
CO University Of Colorado 2/1/1973 September 2014
CT University of Bridgeport (*provisional) 9/4/2010 September 2013
CT Quinnipiac University 10/1/1995 September 2013
CT Yale University School Of Medicine 3/1/1975 September 2012
DC George Washington University 11/1/1972 March 2013
DC Howard University 11/1/1973 March 2012
FL Barry University 10/1/1997 March 2016
FL Miami-Dade College 5/1/1998 September 2015
FL Keiser University 9/2009 September 2016
FL Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale 5/1/1994 March 2015
FL Nova Southeastern University, Jacksonville (*provisional) 3/6/2009 March 2012
FL Nova Southeastern University, Southwest Florida 3/5/2005 September 2016
FL Nova Southeastern University, Orlando 3/8/2007 March 2014
FL South University, Tampa (*provisional) 9/2009 March 2012
FL University Of Florida 2/1/1973 September 2012
GA Emory University 9/1/1972 March 2013
GA Georgia Health Sciences University 11/1/1973 September 2018
GA Mercer University 9/7/07 September 2015
GA South University 10/1/1997 September 2014
IA Des Moines University 4/1/1983 September 2015
IA University Of Iowa 2/1/1973 March 2012
ID Idaho State University 4/1/1997 March 2015
IL John H. Stroger Hospital Of Cook County/Malcolm X
(Chicago City-Wide/Cook County from 1988-1992) (**probation)
10/1/1992 September 2011
IL Midwestern University (Downers-Grove) 5/1/1993 March 2013
IL Northwestern University (*provisional) 3/6/2010 March 2013
IL Rosalind Franklin Univ Of Medicine (formerly Finch) 5/1/1993 September 2012
IL Rush University (*provisional) 3/6/2010 March 2014
IL Southern Illinois University 4/1/1997 March 2017
IN Butler University 4/1/1996 March 2016
IN Indiana State University (*provisional) 9/4/2010 September 2013
IN University Of St. Francis (Fort Wayne) 4/1/1997 March 2014
KS Wichita State University 11/1/1973 March 2018
KY University of the Cumberlands (*provisional) 9/2009 March 2012
KY University Of Kentucky 11/1/1974 March 2017
LA Our Lady of the Lake # (*provisional) 9/4/2010 # September 2013
LA Louisiana State University 4/1/1996 March 2015
MA Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy (Boston) 4/1/2000 September 2012
MA Northeastern University 9/1/1972 September 2014
MA Springfield College 4/1/1996 March 2015
MD Anne Arundel Community College 10/1/1996 September 2016
MD Towson University CCBC – Essex 9/1/1972 September 2013
MD University Of Maryland Eastern Shore 6/1/2001 September 2015
ME University Of New England 4/1/1996 March 2012
MI Central Michigan University 4/1/1996 March 2014
MI Grand Valley State University 10/1/1997 September 2014
MI University Of Detroit/Mercy 9/1/1972 September 2018
MI Wayne State University 4/1/1996 September 2012
MI Western Michigan University 9/1/1972 September 2017
MN Augsburg College 10/1/1996 September 2018
MS Mississippi College (*provisional) 3/4/2011 March 2014
MO Saint Louis University 6/1/1973 March 2012
MO Missouri State University (formerly SWMS) 10/1/1999 March 2012
MT Rocky Mountain College 4/1/1996 March 2012
NC Duke University Medical Center 9/1/1972 March 2018
NC Campbell University (*provisional) 3/4/2011 March 2014
NC East Carolina University 10/1/1996 September 2014
NC Methodist University 4/1/1996 September 2012
NC Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray) 9/1/1972 September 2012
NC Wingate University 3/6/2008 September 2014
ND University Of North Dakota 12/1/1974 September 2016
NE Union College 10/1/1997 March 2016
NE University Of Nebraska 11/1/1974 March 2012
NH Franklin Pierce University (*provisional) 9/2009 September 2012
NH Mass College Of Pharmacy (Manchester) 10/1/1998 September 2014
NJ Seton Hall University 3/1/01 September 2016
NJ UMDNJ (Formerly UMDNJ/Rutgers University) 3/1/1976 September 2016
NM University Of New Mexico 4/1/1997 September 2012
NM University Of St. Francis 10/1/2000 September 2016
NV Touro University Las Vegas 9/4/2004 March 2015
NY Albany Medical College 11/1/1972 March 2018
NY CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education 1/1/1978 September 2014
NY Clarkson University (*provisional) 9/10/2011 TBD
NY Cornell University 3/1/1975 March 2013
NY CUNY York College 3/4/2004 March 2016
NY Daemen College 10/1/1997 September 2012
NY D’youville College 10/1/1994 September 2016
NY Hofstra University 12/1/2001 September 2015
NY Le Moyne College 4/1/1996 September 2018
NY Long Island University 9/1/1972 March 2012
NY Mercy College 4/1/1999 September 2014
NY New York Institute Of Technology 10/1/1999 September 2012
NY Pace University 4/1/2000 September 2013
NY Rochester Institute Of Technology 10/1/1994 September 2016
NY St. John’s University (formerly SVCMC) 10/1/1995 March 2012
NY Stony Brook University 9/1/1972 September 2016
NY SUNY Downstate Medical Center 10/1/1992 March 2012
NY SUNY Upstate Medical Center (*provisional) 3/6/09 March 2012
NY Touro College# – (Bay Shore) 3/1/1991 # March 2015
NY Touro College – (Manhattan) 4/1/1999 September 2014
NY Wagner College 4/1/1996 September 2016
OH Cuyahoga Community College / Cleveland State University 3/1/1974 March 2016
OH Kettering College 3/1/1975 March 2014
OH Marietta College 3/1/2002 March 2018
OH University of Toledo 10/1/1996 September 2014
OH University of Mount Union 9/2008 September 2016
OH University Of Findlay (**probation) 4/1/2000 March 2012
OK University Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 9/1/1972 September 2014
OK University Of Oklahoma, Tulsa 9/7/07 March 2014
OR Oregon Health & Science University 10/1/1996 September 2014
OR Pacific University 10/1/1997 September 2016
PA Arcadia University 4/1/1996 March 2018
PA Chatham University 4/1/1997 March 2012
PA Desales University 4/1/1997 September 2012
PA Drexel University 9/1/1972 September 2015
PA Duquesne University 10/1/1993 September 2012
PA Gannon University 10/1/1978 March 2017
PA King’s College 4/1/1979 March 2017
PA Lock Haven University 10/1/1997 September 2012
PA Marywood University 4/1/1998 March 2012
PA Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College Of Optometry) 3/8/2007 March 2014
PA Pennsylvania College Of Technology 10/1/1996 September 2012
PA Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine 4/1/1998 March 2018
PA Philadelphia University 10/1/1996 March 2016
PA Saint Francis University 9/1/1980 March 2015
PA Seton Hill University 10/1/1997 March 2014
PA University of Pittsburgh (*provisional) 9/2009 March 2012
SC Medical University Of South Carolina 10/1/1995 September 2012
SD University Of South Dakota 4/1/1995 March 2012
TN Bethel University # 3/2008 # March 2014
TN Lincoln Memorial (*provisional) 3/6/09 March 2012
TN Christian Brothers University (*provisional) 9/9/2011 TBD
TN South College 9/7/07 September 2012
TN Trevecca Nazarene University 10/1/1978 March 2013
TX Baylor College Of Medicine 2/1/1973 September 2018
TX Interservice 4/1/1996 September 2015
TX Texas Tech University 4/1/1999 March 2012
TX University Of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth 4/1/1997 September 2014
TX University Of Texas – HS Center at San Antonio 10/1/2000 September 2015
TX University Of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston 2/1/1973 September 2016
TX University Of Texas – Pan American 10/1/1999 September 2013
TX University Of Texas – SW School of Health Professions 11/1/1973 March 2012
UT University Of Utah 11/1/1972 March 2016
VA Eastern Virginia Medical School 10/1/1998 March 2016
VA James Madison University 4/1/1999 September 2016
VA Jefferson College Of Health Sciences (formerly CHS) 4/1/1997 March 2013
VA Shenandoah University 8/1/2001 September 2015
WA University Of Washington 2/1/1973 September 2018
WI Carroll University (*provisional) 9/4/2010 September 2013
WI Marquette University 4/1/1997 September 2013
WI University Of Wisconsin – La Crosse 4/1/1997 September 2017
WI University Of Wisconsin – Madison 3/1/1977 September 2015
WV Alderson-Broaddus College # (*provisional) 9/4/2010 # September 2013
WV Mountain State University 4/1/1996 March 2017
WV West Liberty University (*provisional) 9/9/2011 TBD

 

* “Provisional Accreditation” is an accreditation status granted for a limited, defined period of time to a new program that has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards.

** “Probationary Accreditation” is a temporary status of accreditation assigned when a program does not meet the Standards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn.

# indicates that a program was closed for a period of time since being first accredited.