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PA Program

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remains in effect until the Program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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.  The program's accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-butler-university/.

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. Over the past 5 years, 100% of Butler graduates have successfully passed the PANCE.

Graduating Class Program First-Time Taker Pass Rate National Average First-Time Taker Pass Rate
2020 100% Coming in 2021
2019 96% 93%
2018 99% 98%
2017 99% 97%
2016 98% 96%

The Butler University 5-year first time taker pass rate is 98% (2015-2019). 

The National 5-year first time taker average pass rate is 96% (2015-2019). 

NCCPA PANCE Exam Performance Summary Report for the Last 5 Years

Last Updated 10-28-2020

Attrition Rates

Class of MPAS Academic Attrition Rates MPAS Non-Academic Attrition Rates
2020 0.0% 1.3%
2019 0.0% 0.0%
2018 1.3% 3.9%
2017 4.0% 0.0%
2016 0.0% 0.0%

Last updated 10/28/2020

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Graduation Rates

Class of MPAS Graduation Rates
2020 100%
2019 100%
2018 9406%
2017 97.3%
2016 100%

Last updated 10-14-2019

Job Placement Rates

Class of MPAS Job Placement Rate at 6 Months Post-Graduation*
2019 99%
2018 97%
2017 100%
2016 100%
2015 94%

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

Last updated 1/29/2020