After each ARC-PA meeting, the ARC-PA updates data on the number of programs, credentials awarded and the number of programs over time.

Total Number of Accredited PA Programs: 242

Highest Credential Awarded by institution upon completion:
Associate 1
Baccalaureate (BA/BS) 2
Masters (professional or graduate school) 239

Graphic Displays

A graphic display of the number of accredited programs over time may be found here as of March 2019.

A graphic display of projected growth as of March 2019 is available here. The red line represents current accreditation-continuing programs, the blue line represents current accreditation-provisional programs and the purple line represents projected new programs.