Physician Assistant Studies Program Admissions

The School of Physician Assistant Studies provides an outstanding curriculum utilizing innovative, alternative and traditional formats in a dynamic learning environment. The focus of the school is driven by the needs of the local and global community with a strong commitment to multilingual, multicultural and gender-equitable learning.

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Our Students

Graduating Class of 2024 Profile (started in May 2022)
Average Age 26.5
Age Range 21 - 51
CASPA Science BCP GPA 3.76
Last 45 Semester Credit GPA 3.90
Patient Care Experience 63% had 1,000-4,000 hours
29% had 4,000-10,000 hours
8% had 10,000+ hours
Oregon Residents 22%
First Generation 22%
Ethnic Diversity 34%
Verified CASPA Applications by the deadline 2,093
Supplemental Applications 1,845
Applicants Interviewed 240
Incoming Class Size 60

Current Student Geography

Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin

Please click here to view our PANCE Board Pass Rate on our Accreditation page. 

Graduate Outcomes  

Employment Post Grad

95%-100%  

Graduate Employment Areas

 
Primary Care 53%  
Family Medicine 40%  
Surgery 30%  
Emergency Medicine 7%  
Rural/Underserved communities 26%  
Pacific Northwest practice 59%  

 

 

Pacific University School of PA Studies Attrition Report

 

 

Graduated Classes

Class of
2019

Class of
2020

Class of
2021

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

60

60

60

Entering class size

59

60

61

Graduates

57

57

56

* Attrition rate

3%

5%

8%

**Graduation rate

97%

95%

92%

*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:

As per ARC-PA instructions, total attrition is equal to the number of students from the entering class who did not complete the program, either due to dismissal or withdrawal plus the number of students from the entering class who left their cohort due to deceleration or a leave of absence.

Contact Us

Leah Baldwin | Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Program Admissions
503-352-7224 | leahbaldwin@pacificu.edu
Fax: 503-352-7290