The 246 ARC-PA accredited PA programs are listed below in the listing of institutions that sponsor the programs. The listing is alphabetically by state. It includes information on the accreditation status of the programs, the timing of the next scheduled accreditation action and a summary of the commission’s actions. (Please note that some programs do not have commission actions identified from their initial accreditation, depending upon the date of those actions. Before December 31, 1976, programs were accredited by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education; from January 1, 1977-June 30, 1994, programs were accredited by the American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation [CAHEA]; from July 1, 1994-December 31, 2000, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs [CAAHEP].) ARC-PA has been the accrediting organization since January 1, 2001.

Clicking on the Sponsoring Institution name below should open the program’s or institution’s web page. Specific address information for programs can be found on their individual web sites. The Physician Assistant Education Association’s web site (PAEA) allows one to search for program by state.

Programs that do not currently offer a graduate degree must transition to conferring a graduate degree, which should be awarded by the sponsoring institution, upon all PA students who matriculate into the program after 2020. Programs that are not in compliance with the degree requirement by January 1, 2021 will have their accreditation withdrawn. Students who matriculate into such programs will be entering an unaccredited program.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please go to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for more information regarding accreditation, degree mills, and accreditation mills.

A listing of accredited clinical postgraduate programs is available here.

StateSponsoring Institution for Accredited ProgramCurrent Accreditation StatusAccreditation Actions HistoryDate First AccreditedNext ARC-PA Review
ALSamford University
*Provisional
View3/9/2019TBD
ALUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Continued
View9/1/1975Mar-24
ALUniversity of South Alabama
Continued
View4/1/1996Sep-24
ARHarding University
Continued
View3/5/2005Sep-24
ARUniversity of Arkansas
Continued
View3/9/2013Sep-26
AZArizona School of Health Sciences
Continued
View10/1/1996Mar-24
AZMidwestern University (Glendale)
Continued
View9/18/1999Jun-28
AZNorthern Arizona University
Continued
View3/6/2012Sep-25
CACalifornia Baptist University
*Provisional
View3/12/2016Jun-20
CACalifornia State University - Monterey Bay
*Provisional
View6/23/2018TBD
CAChapman University
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Sep-20
CACharles R. Drew University
*Provisional,#
View3/12/2016Mar-21
CADominican University of California
*Provisional
View3/9/2017Mar-20
CALoma Linda University
Continued
View9/15/2000Mar-27
CAMarshall B. Ketchum University
Continued
View3/7/2014Mar-29
CASamuel Merritt University
**Probation,F
View4/1/1999Jun-21
CASouthern California University of Health Sciences
*Provisional
View3/12/2016Sep-20
CAStanford University
Continued
View3/1/1976Sep-22
CATouro University California
Continued
View9/2/2002Sep-19
CAUniversity of California-Davis
Continued
View3/1/1974Mar-27
CAUniversity of La Verne
*Provisional
View3/10/2018TBD
CAUniversity of Southern California (LA)
Continued
View10/1/1975Jun-29
CAUniversity of the Pacific
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Mar-21
CAWestern University of Health Sciences
Continued
View5/1/1990Mar-23
COColorado Mesa University
*Provisional
View9/28/2018TBD
CORed Rocks Community College
Continued
View10/1/1998Mar-27
CORocky Vista University*Provisional
View3/10/2018TBD
COUniversity of Colorado
Continued
View2/1/1973Sep-26
CTQuinnipiac University
Continued
View10/1/1995Sep-23
CTSacred Heart University*Provisional
View3/12/2016Mar-21
CTUniversity of Bridgeport
Continued
View9/4/2010Sep-23
CTUniversity of Saint Joseph
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Mar-21
CTYale University Physician Associate Program
Continued
View3/1/1975Sep-27
CTYale University Physician Assistant Online Program
*Provisional
View9/9/2017TBD
DCGeorge Washington University
Continued
View11/1/1972Sep-23
FLAdvent Health University
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View3/6/2015Jun-19
FLBarry University
Continued,D
View10/1/1997Mar-26
FLFlorida Gulf Coast University
*Provisional
View3/9/2017Mar-20
FLFlorida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Continued
View3/6/2015Mar-29
FLFlorida State University
*Provisional
View3/9/2017Mar-20
FLGannon University-Ruskin
*Provisional
View3/9/2019TBD
FLKeiser University
**Probation,F
View9/12/2009Sep-20
FLMiami-Dade College
Continued
View5/1/1998Sep-25
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale
Continued
View5/1/1994Mar-25
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Myers
Continued
View3/5/2005Mar-28
FLNova Southeastern University, Jacksonville
Continued
View3/6/2009Mar-25
FLNova Southeastern University, Orlando
Continued
View3/8/2007Mar-24
FLSouth University, TampaContinued
View9/12/2009Mar-27
FLUniversity of Florida
Continued
View2/1/1973Sep-27
FLUniversity of South Florida
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Mar-21
FLUniversity of Tampa
*Provisional
View3/9/2019TBD
GAAugusta University
Continued
View11/1/1973Jun-29
GAEmory University
Continued
View9/1/1972Mar-23
GAMercer University
Continued
View9/7/2007Sep-27
GA Morehouse School of Medicine
*Provisional
View9/28/2018TBD
GASouth University in SavannahContinued
View10/1/1997Sep-25
IADes Moines University
Continued
View4/1/1983Sep-25
IASt. Ambrose University
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View3/7/2014Mar-21
IAUniversity of Dubuque
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View3/12/2016Sep-20
IAUniversity of Iowa
Continued
View2/1/1973Mar-23
IDIdaho State University
Continued,D
View4/1/1997Mar-25
ILDominican University
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Sep-20
ILMidwestern University (Downers Grove)
Continued
View5/1/1993Mar-23
ILNorthwestern University
Continued
View3/6/2010Mar-23
ILRosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine (formerly Finch)
Continued
View5/1/1993Mar-23
ILRush University
Continued
View3/6/2010Mar-24
ILSouthern Illinois University
Continued
View4/1/1997Mar-27
INButler University
Continued
View4/1/1996Mar-27
INFranklin College
*Provisional
View9/28/2018TBD
INIndiana State University
Continued
View9/4/2010Sep-23
INIndiana University School of Health & Human Sciences Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (IUPUI)
Continued
View9/8/2012Mar-27
INTrine University

*Provisional
View3/10/2018TBD
INUniversity of Evansville
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Mar-21
INUniversity of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne)
Continued
View4/1/1997Mar-24
INValparaiso University
*Provisional
View3/10/2018TBD
KSWichita State University
**Probation,F
View11/1/1973Mar-20
KYSullivan University
Continued
View3/7/2014Mar-28
KYUniversity of Kentucky
Continued,D
View11/1/1974Mar-27
KYUniversity of the Cumberlands
Continued,#
View9/6/2014Mar-29
KYUniversity of the Cumberlands- Northern Kentucky*Provisional
6/21/2019TBD
LAFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University(Our Lady of the Lake College)
Continued,#
View9/4/2010 #Sep-23
LALouisiana State University – New Orleans
Continued
View9/8/2012Mar-27
LALouisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
Continued
View4/1/1996Sep-26
MABay Path University
Continued
View3/6/2012Sep-25
MABoston University School of Medicine PA Program**Probation,*Provisional,F
View9/6/2013Sep-20
MAMCPHS University (Boston)Continued
View4/1/2000Sep-22
MAMGH Institute of Health Professions
*Provisional
View9/6/2014Jun-19
MANortheastern University
Continued
View9/1/1972Mar-25
MASpringfield College
Continued
View4/1/1996Sep-26
MATufts University
Continued
View9/8/2012Mar-26
MAWestfield State University
*Provisional
View9/9/2017TBD
MDAnne Arundel Community College
Continued
View10/1/1996Sep-19
MDFrostburg State University
*Provisional
View3/9/2019TBD
MDTowson University CCBC – Essex
Continued
View9/1/1972Sep-23
MEUniversity of New England
Continued
View4/1/1996Sep-26
MICentral Michigan University
Continued
View4/1/1996Mar-24
MIEastern Michigan University
Continued
View9/6/2013Mar-28
MIGrand Valley State University
Continued
View10/1/1997Sep-24
MIUniversity of Detroit Mercy
Continued
View9/1/1972Jun-29
MIWayne State University
Continued
View4/1/1996Mar-23
MIWestern Michigan University
Continued
View9/1/1972Sep-27
MNAugsburg University
**Probation,F
View10/1/1996Jun-21
MNBethel University
Continued
View3/9/2013Sep-26
MNCollege of St. Scholastica
*Provisional
View3/9/2017Sep-19
MNSaint Catherine University
Continued
View3/6/2012Sep-25
MOMissouri State University (formerly SWMS)
Continued
View10/1/1999Mar-21
MOSaint Louis University
Continued
View6/1/1973Mar-23
MOStephens College
*Provisional
View3/12/2016Mar-21
MOUniversity of Missouri – Kansas City
Continued
View9/6/2013Sep-27
MSMississippi College
Continued
View3/4/2011Mar-24
MTRocky Mountain College
Continued
View4/1/1996Mar-27
NCCampbell University
Continued
View3/4/2011Mar-24
NCDuke University Medical Center
Continued
View9/1/1972Mar-28
NCEast Carolina University
Continued
View10/1/1996Sep-25
NCElon University
Continued
View9/8/2012Sep-26
NCGardner Webb University
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View9/6/2013Mar-20
NCHigh Point University
Continued
View9/6/2014Jun-29
NCLenoir-Rhyne University
*Provisional
View9/11/2015TBD
NCMethodist University
Continued
View4/1/1996Sep-27
NCUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
*Provisional
View9/11/2015Mar-20
NCWake Forest University (Bowman Gray)
Continued,D
View9/1/1972Sep-22
NCWingate University
Continued,D
View3/6/2008Sep-24
NDUniversity of North Dakota
Continued
View12/1/1974Sep-26
NECollege of Saint Mary
**Probation,*Provisional
View3/12/2016Mar-21
NECreighton University
*Provisional
View3/9/2019TBD
NEUnion College
Continued
View10/1/1997Mar-27
NEUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
Continued,D
View11/1/1974Mar-27
NHFranklin Pierce University
**Probation,F
View9/10/2009Sep-19
NHMCPHS University (Manchester/Worcester)
**Probation,F
View10/1/1998Sep-19
NJCollege of Saint Elizabeth
*Provisional
View6/21/2019TBD
NJMonmouth University
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View9/6/2013Mar-21
NJRutgers University
Continued
View3/1/1976Sep-26
NJSeton Hall University
Continued
View3/1/2001Mar-27
NMUniversity of New Mexico
Continued
View4/1/1997Sep-24
NMUniversity of St. Francis
Continued
View10/1/2000Sep-19
NVTouro University Nevada
Continued
View9/4/2004Mar-25
NVUniversity of Nevada, Reno
*Provisional
View3/10/2018TBD
NYAlbany Medical College
Continued
View11/1/1972Mar-28
NYClarkson University
Continued
View9/10/2011Mar-25
NYWeill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Continued
View3/1/1975Mar-23
NYThe CUNY School of Medicine (formerly CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education)
Continued
View1/1/1978Sep-24
NYCUNY York College
Continued
View3/4/2004Mar-28
NYDaemen College
Continued
View10/1/1997Mar-23
NYD’youville College
Continued
View10/1/1994Sep-19
NYHofstra University
Continued
View12/1/2001Sep-26
NYLe Moyne College
Continued
View4/1/1996Mar-21
NYLong Island University
Continued
View9/1/1972Mar-23
NYMarist College
*Provisional
View9/11/2015TBD
NYMercy College
Continued
View4/1/1999Jun-27
NYNew York Institute of Technology
Continued
View10/1/1999Sep-19
NYPace University-Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
Continued
View4/1/2000Sep-23
NYPace University- Pleasantville
*Provisional
View3/19/2017Mar-20
NYRochester Institute of Technology
**Probation,F
View10/1/1994Sep-19
NYSt. John’s University (formerly SVCMC)
Continued
View10/1/1995Mar-23
NYStony Brook University
Continued,D
View9/1/1972Sep-27
NYSUNY Downstate Medical Center
Continued
View10/1/1992Sep-19
NYSUNY Upstate Medical Center
Continued
View3/6/2009Sep-26
NYTouro College (Bay Shore)
Continued,D,#
View3/1/1991Sep-27
NYTouro College (Manhattan)
Continued
View4/1/1999Sep-24
NYWagner College
Continued
View4/1/1996Sep-19
OHBaldwin Wallace University
Continued
View3/9/2013Jun-26
OHCase Western Reserve University
*Provisional
View3/12/2016TBD
OHKettering College
Continued
View3/1/1975Mar-24
OHLake Erie College
Continued
View9/6/2013Sep-28
OHMarietta College
Continued
View3/1/2002Mar-28
OHMount St. Joseph University
*Provisional
View3/9/2017Jun-19
OHOhio Dominican University
Continued
View3/8/2012Sep-25
OHOhio University
Continued
View3/6/2015Mar-29
OHUniversity of Dayton
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View3/7/2014Mar-21
OHUniversity of Findlay
Continued
View4/1/2000Sep-26
OHUniversity of Mount Union
Continued
View9/5/2008Mar-28
OHUniversity of Toledo
Continued
View10/1/1996Sep-27
OKOklahoma City University
*Provisional
View9/11/2015Sep-19
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Continued
View9/1/1972Sep-24
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Continued
View9/7/2007Mar-24
OROregon Health & Science University
Continued
View10/1/1996Sep-25
ORPacific University
**Probation
View10/1/1997Jun-27
PAArcadia University
Continued
View4/1/1996Mar-28
PAChatham University
Continued
View4/1/1997Mar-24
PADeSales University
Continued
View4/1/1997Jun-27
PADrexel University
Continued
View9/1/1972Sep-25
PADuquesne University
**Probation,F
View10/1/1993Sep-20
PAGannon University
Continued
View10/1/1978Mar-27
PAKing’s College
Continued
View4/1/1979Mar-27
PALock Haven University
Continued,D
View10/1/1997Sep-27
PAMarywood University
Continued
View4/1/1998Mar-26
PAMercyhurst University
Continued
View3/6/2015Jun-29
PAMisericordia University
*Provisional,#
View3/10/2018TBD
PAPenn State University
Continued
View9/6/2013Sep-27
PAPennsylvania College of Technology
Continued
View10/1/1996Sep-27
PAPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Continued,D
View4/1/1998Mar-28
PAThomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus
Continued,D
View10/1/1996Mar-28
PASaint Francis University
Continued
View9/1/1980Sep-26
PASalus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry)
Continued,F
View3/8/2007Mar-24
PASeton Hill University
Continued
View10/1/1997Mar-24
PASlippery Rock University
*Provisional
View3/12/2016TBD
PATemple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
*Provisional
View3/12/2016Jun-20
PAThomas Jefferson University, Center City Campus
Continued
View3/7/2014Jun-28
PAUniversity of Pittsburgh
Continued
View9/10/2009Mar-28
RIBryant University
Continued
View9/6/2014Jun-28
RIJohnson & Wales University
**Probation,*Provisional
View9/6/2013Sep-19
SCCharleston Southern University
*Provisional
View9/9/2017TBD
SCFrancis Marion University
**Probation,*Provisional
View3/12/2016Sep-20
SCMedical University of South Carolina
Continued
View10/1/1995Mar-23
SCNorth Greenville University
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Sep-20
SCPresbyterian College*Provisional
6/21/2019TBD
SCUniversity of South Carolina, SOM
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View9/8/2016Jun-21
SDUniversity of South Dakota
Continued
View4/1/1995Mar-23
TNBethel University
Continued,#
View3/7/2008Mar-24
TNChristian Brothers University
*Provisional,#
View9/9/2017TBD
TNLincoln Memorial University
Continued
View3/6/2009Mar-25
TNLipscomb University
*Provisional
View6/23/2018TBD
TNMilligan College
*Provisional
View9/9/2017TBD
TNSouth College – Knoxville
Continued,D

View9/7/2007Sep-27
TNSouth College – Nashville
*Provisional
6/21/2019TBD
TNTrevecca Nazarene University
Continued
View10/1/1978Mar-23
TNUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis)
Continued
View9/6/2013Mar-27
TXBaylor College of Medicine
Continued
View2/1/1973Jun-29
TXHardin-Simmons University
*Provisional
View3/9/2017Mar-20
TXInterservice
Continued
View4/1/1996Sep-25
TXTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Continued
View4/1/1999Mar-23
TXUniversity of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth
Continued
View4/1/1997Sep-24
TXUniversity of Texas – HS Center at San Antonio
Continued
View10/1/2000Mar-28
TXUniversity of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston
Continued
View2/1/1973Jun-27
TXUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Continued
View10/1/1999Sep-23
TXThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern School of Health Professions
Continued
View11/1/1973Mar-23
UTRocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Continued
View3/6/2015Mar-29
UTUniversity of Utah
Continued,D
View11/1/1972Mar-26
VAEastern Virginia Medical School
Continued
View10/1/1998Mar-26
VAEmory & Henry College
*Provisional
View3/9/2017Sep-19
VAJames Madison University
Continued
View4/1/1999Sep-26
VAJefferson College of Health Sciences (formerly CHS)
Continued
View4/1/1997Mar-23
VAUniversity of Lynchburg
Continued
View3/6/2015Mar-29
VAMary Baldwin University (Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences)
**Probation,*Provisional
View9/11/2015Mar-20
VAShenandoah University
Continued,D
View8/1/2001Mar-25
VASouth University, Richmond
*Provisional
View9/8/2016Mar-21
WAHeritage University
**Probation,*Provisional,F
View3/7/2014Sep-20
WAUniversity of Washington
Continued,D
View2/1/1973Sep-19
WICarroll University
Continued
View9/4/2010Sep-23
WIConcordia University
Continued
View3/9/2013Sep-26
WIMarquette University
Continued
View4/1/1997Sep-23
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Continued
View4/1/1997Sep-27
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
Continued,D
View3/1/1977Sep-25
WVAlderson-Broaddus University
Continued,#
View9/4/2010 Sep-23
WVUniversity of Charleston
Continued
View9/8/2012Sep-26
WVWest Liberty University
Continued
View9/9/2011Mar-25