Physician Assistant Studies Accreditation

Program accreditation information.


  • accreditation

    The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the St. Catherine University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by St. Catherine 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2025. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.


  • related information

    MPAS National Certification Exam (PANCE) Scores

    See below for the first-time taker pass rate and score information for physician assistant students who graduated in 2014–2016. Once PANCE first-time taker pass rates are available for future classes they will be displayed for public information.


Class Number of first-time takers Program First Time Taker Pass Rate National first-time test taker pass rate
2014 24 100% 95%
2015 32 97% 96%
2016 31 100% 96%

Five-Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate for Program: 99%

Five-Year National First Time Taker Average: 95%