The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) first-time pass rate for the CBU Class of 2021 is currently 97%; 100% of these graduates have passed the PANCE.

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Exam Performance Summary Report 2022

ARC-PA Student Attrition

 Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022Class of 2023Class of 2024
Maximum Entering Class Size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
Entering class size24323540
Attrition rate*0.0410.1250.057xxxxxx
Graduation Rate**95.83%90.63%94.29xxxxxx

*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.
**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.

(updated 11/7/22)
Class of 2022: Entering class size reduced due to lack of fully qualified applicants.  One student withdrew after one semester to attend medical school; one student was dismissed for administrative reasons.
Class of 2021:  Three students lost to program at completion of second semester due to academic performance.
Class of 2020:  One student left for another program closer to home at the end of one month in the program.

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