PA accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Union College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Union College. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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-union-college/

PANCE performance results

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination
Exam Performance Summary Report

Program Name: Union College
Program Number: 1149
Test Taker Status: First Time Takers

Definitions of the report headings are provided at the end of the report.
All information is current as of the date the report was generated unless otherwise specified.

Class

Class Graduation Year

Group

Number of Candidates Who Took PANCE

Number of Exam Attempts

Number of Exams Passed

Program Exam Pass Rate

National Exam Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year

% of Candidates Who Ultimately Passed PANCE

May 2015

2015

First Time Takers

29

29

27

93%

96%

100%

May 2016

2016

First Time Takers

30

30

29

97%

96%

100%

May 2017

2017

First Time Takers

30

30

30

100%

97%

100%

May 2018

2018

First Time Takers

27

27

27

100%

98%

100%

May 2019

2019

First Time Takers

27

27

24

89%

93%

93%

May 2020

2020

First Time Takers

28

28

28

100%

Available

01/01/2021

100%

Definitions of Report Headings

Class

Class nomenclature and individuals included in each class are determined by PA programs when assigning students to a particular class.

Class graduation year

Graduation year for the majority of the individuals in the specific class based on the confirmed graduation date provided by the PA program.

Group

All takers include first time takers as well as those individuals in the class who repeated the exam one or more times. First time takers are those candidates who took PANCE for the first time.

Number of Candidates Who Took PANCE

Number of individuals from the class who have taken PANCE. First time Takers are included in the all takers group.

Number of Exam Attempts

Total number of exams administered, including multiple exam attempts for an individual candidate in the all takers group. (This is a count of exams administered, not a count of individual candidates.)

Number of Exams Passed

Number of exams administered that resulted in a passing score.

Program Exam Pass Rate

Percent of exams that were passed as compared to the number of exams that were administered to the class, including multiple exams taken by individual candidates.

National Exam Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year

Percent of exams that were passed at the national level as compared to the number of exams that were administered. The calculation is based on the total number of exams administered and passed, not the number of individual candidates. The reporting period is based on the calendar year corresponding with the class graduation year and will only be provided after the end of the current calendar year.

% of Candidates in the Class Who Ultimately Passed PANCE

Percent of candidates from the specified class that have passed PANCE as of the date the report was generated, regardless of the number of attempts or the calendar year in which PANCE was passed.

Graduation and attrition report



Graduated Classes

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA)

30

30

30

Entering class size

30

30

32

Graduates

27

27

30

* Attrition rate

6.66%

6.66%

12.5%

**Graduation rate

90%

90%

93.75%

*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.

Comments:

  • Two students joined and graduated with the class of 2020, one from the 2018 cohort and one from the 2019 cohort.