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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remains in effect until the Program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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
2021 96% Available in 2022
2020 100% 95%
2019 96% 93%
2018 99% 98%
2017 99% 97%

The Butler University 5-year first time taker pass rate is 98% (2017-2021). 

The National 5-year first time taker average pass rate is 96% (2017-2021). 

NCCPA PANCE Exam Performance Summary Report for the Last 5 Years

Last Updated 9/23/2021

Attrition Rates

Class of MPAS Academic Attrition Rates MPAS Non-Academic Attrition Rates
2021 0.0% 1.3%
2020 0.0% 1.3%
2019 0.0% 0.0%
2018 1.3% 3.9%
2017 4.0% 0.0%

ARC-PA Student Attrition Template

Last updated  9/23/2021

Graduation Rates

Class of MPAS Graduation Rates
2021 98.7%
2020 100%
2019 100%
2018 94.6%
2017 97.3%

Last updated 7/8/2021

Job Placement Rates

Class of MPAS Job Placement Rate at 6 Months Post-Graduation*
2020 80%†
2019 99%
2018 97%
2017 100%
2016 100%

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

† The placement rate for our graduates in 2020 was lower due to the realities of the employment market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alumni were also surveyed 9 months after graduation, with 90% of graduates having secured employment at that time.

Last updated 7/8/2021