Does the PA school you attend really make a difference?
When it comes to finding a job, 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 absolute best (Duke University and the University of Iowa) and worst (Keiser University and MCPHS University-Manchester Worcester) physician assistant (PA) schools based on the most recent survey of academics at peer institutions.
This table is updated annually to reflect the latest PA school ranking data and is populated from the latest US News and World Report annual summary.
PA School Ranking by 5-Year PANCE Pass Rates
Physician Assistant/Associate School Rankings
Each school's score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding) based on a survey of academics at peer institutions.
Last updated 08/2023
PA school ranking data from the latest US News Best Physician Assistant Programs Ranking Report.