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PA Program Statistics

Accreditation Status

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Butler University PA Program sponsored by Butler 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 March 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

PANCE Pass Rates

The table below lists the first time pass rates for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The PANCE is the National Board Exam for PAs.

Graduating Class Program First-Time Taker Pass Rate National Average First-Time Taker Pass Rate
2018 99% Available in 2019
2017 99% 97%
2016 98% 96%
2015 100% 96%
2014 100% 95%

The Butler University 5-year first time taker pass rate is 99% (2014-2018).

The National 5-year first time taker average pass rate is 96% (2013-2017). 

5-Year First Time PANCE Rates 8/2018 

Last Updated 8-29-18

Attrition Rates

Class of MPAS Academic Attrition Rates MPAS Non-Academic Attrition Rates
2018 1.3% 3.9%
2017 4.0% 0.0%
2016 0.0% 0.0%
2015 0.0% 3.5%
2014 2.1% 2.1%

Last updated 8/29/18

Graduation Rates

Class of MPAS Graduation Rates
2018 94.6%
2017 97.3%
2016 100%
2015 96.5%
2014 95.7%

Last updated 8-29-2018

Job Placement Rates

Class of MPAS Job Placement Rate at 6 Months Post-Graduation*
2017 100%
2016 100%
2015 94.1%
2014 97.6%
2013 100%

*Rates based on answers of those responding to the job placement survey and those actively seeking employment.

Last updated 2-15-18