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What are the Best PA Schools? Physician Assistant School Rankings

PA School Rankings - The Physician Assistant Life

Does the PA school you attend really make a difference?

When it comes to finding a job, probably not so much, but when it comes to obtaining superb clinical experience along with solid faculty, excellent academics, and a top rate student body - then yes, the PA school you attend does matter.

Below is a list of the very best (Duke University and University of Iowa) and worst physician assistant schools based on a survey of academics at peer institutions.

This table is updated annually to reflect the most recent PA school ranking data and populated from the latest US News and World Report annual summary.

Physician Assistant School Rankings

Last updated 05/09/2016

RANK SCHOOL NAME
#1 Duke University
Durham, NC
#2 University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
#3 Tie Emory University
Atlanta, GA
#3 Tie George Washington University
Washington, DC
#5 Tie Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR
#5 Tie Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
#5 Tie University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
#5 Tie University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
#9 Tie University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
#9 Tie Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
#11 Tie Interservice Physician Assistant Program
Fort Sam Houston, TX
#11 Tie University of Washington
Seattle, WA
#13 Tie Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
#13 Tie Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
#15 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
#16 Tie Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Piscataway, NJ
#16 Tie Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
#16 Tie Stony Brook University—SUNY
Stony Brook, NY
#16 Tie University of Alabama—Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
#20 Tie Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL
#20 Tie Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ
#20 Tie Northeastern University
Boston, MA
#20 Tie Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL
#20 Tie University of Southern California (Keck)
Alhambra, CA
#20 Tie Yale University
New Haven, CT
#26 Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
#27 Tie Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
#27 Tie Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
#27 Tie Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
#27 Tie St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
#27 Tie University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
#27 Tie University of Wisconsin—Madison
Madison, WI
#33 Tie Cornell University
New York, NY
#33 Tie Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA
#33 Tie Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
#33 Tie St. Francis University
Loretto, PA
#33 Tie University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
#33 Tie University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX
#33 Tie University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
#40 Tie Arizona School of Health Sciences
Mesa, AZ
#40 Tie Augsburg College
Minneapolis, MN
#40 Tie Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
#40 Tie DeSales University
Center Valley, PA
#40 Tie Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
#40 Tie New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY
#40 Tie Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
#40 Tie Pacific University
Hillsboro, OR
#40 Tie Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
#40 Tie Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
#40 Tie Rush University
Chicago, IL
#40 Tie Touro University—California College of Health Sciences
Vallejo, CA
#40 Tie University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
#40 Tie University of Oklahoma—Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
#40 Tie University of Wisconsin—La Crosse-Gunderson
LaCrosse, WI
#40 Tie Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
#40 Tie Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
#57 Tie Augusta University
Augusta, GA
#57 Tie Daemen College
Amherst, NY
#57 Tie Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI
#57 Tie Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID
#57 Tie Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Lock Haven, PA
#57 Tie Mercer University
Atlanta, GA
#57 Tie Mississippi College
Clinton, MS
#57 Tie Pace University
New York, NY
#57 Tie University of California—Davis
Sacramento, CA
#57 Tie University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH
#57 Tie University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
#57 Tie University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston
Galveston, TX
#57 Tie Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
#70 Tie Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
#70 Tie East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
#70 Tie Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
#70 Tie James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
#70 Tie Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, VA
#70 Tie Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
#70 Tie Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA
#70 Tie Springfield College - Baystate Health System
Springfield, MA
#70 Tie SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
#70 Tie University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
#70 Tie University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD
#81 Tie Albany Medical College
Albany, NY
#81 Tie Anne Arundel Community College
#81 Tie Barry University
Miami Shores, FL
#81 Tie Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA
#81 Tie Des Moines University
Des Moines, IA
#81 Tie Gannon University
Erie, PA
#81 Tie Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
#81 Tie Nova Southeastern University—Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
#81 Tie Nova Southeastern University—Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, FL
#81 Tie Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL
#81 Tie SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY
#81 Tie University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
#81 Tie University of Saint Francis
Fort Wayne, IN
#81 Tie University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, TX
#81 Tie Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
#96 Tie Howard University
Washington, DC
#96 Tie Kettering College of Medical Arts
Kettering, OH
#96 Tie King's College
Wilkes-Barre, PA
#96 Tie MCPHS University—Boston
Boston, MA
#96 Tie Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood, CO
#96 Tie South University
Savannah, GA
#96 Tie University of New England
Biddeford, ME
#96 Tie University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
#104 Tie D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY
#104 Tie Harding University
Searcy, AR
#104 Tie Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY
#104 Tie Louisiana State University—Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
#104 Tie Marietta College
Marietta, OH
#104 Tie Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
#104 Tie Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA
#104 Tie Touro University—Nevada
Henderson, NV
#104 Tie Wagner College - Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
#113 Tie Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
#113 Tie CUNY Medical School—Harlem Hospital
New York, NY
#113 Tie CUNY—York College
Jamaica, NY
#113 Tie Franklin Pierce University
West Lebanon, NH
#113 Tie LIU Brooklyn Hospital Center
Brooklyn, NY
#113 Tie St. John's University
Queens, NY
#113 Tie Touro College—Bay Shore
Bay Shore, NY
#113 Tie University of St. Francis
Albuquerque, NM
#121 Tie Cuyahoga Community College - Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH
#121 Tie Keiser University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
#121 Tie Marywood University
Scranton, PA
#121 Tie South College
Knoxville, TN
#121 Tie South University
Tampa, FL
#121 Tie Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN
#121 Tie University of Findlay
Findlay, OH
#121 Tie University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
#121 Tie Wingate University
Wingate, NC
#130 Tie Alderson Broaddus University
Philippi, WV
#130 Tie Indiana State University
#130 Tie Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN
#130 Tie MCPHS University—Manchester
Manchester, NH
#130 Tie Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY
#130 Tie Miami-Dade College
Miami, FL
#130 Tie Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA
#130 Tie Union College
Lincoln, NE
#130 Tie University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT
#139 Tie Bethel College
Paris, TN
#139 Tie Carroll University
Waukesha, WI
#141 Rocky Mountain College
Billings, MT
RNP Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, LA
Unranked Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Unranked Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Unranked Moreno Valley College
Moreno Valley, CA
Unranked Nova Southeastern University—Orlando
Orlando, FL
Unranked Salus University
Elkins Park, PA
Unranked San Joaquin Valley College
Visalia, CA
Unranked Texas Tech University
Midland, TX
Unranked Touro College—Manhattan
New York, NY
Unranked Towson University - Community College of Baltimore County Essex
Unranked University of Maryland—Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD
Unranked University of Missouri—Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Unranked University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

 

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