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: 260

Highest Credential Awarded by institution upon completion:
Baccalaureate (BA/BS) 3
Masters (professional or graduate school) 257

Graphic Displays

A graphic display of the number of accredited programs over time thru June 2020 may be found here.

A graphic display of projected growth as of July 1, 2020 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.