Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.


Established in 1971 and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is the independent accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and Physician Assistant profession by defining the standards for Physician Assistant education and evaluating Physician Assistant educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.
The ARC-PA is authorized to accredit qualified Physician Assistant educational programs leading to the professional credential, Physician Assistant (PA). Accreditation is a process of quality assurance that determines whether the program meets established standards for function, structure and performance.

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12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek
30097 Minnesota United States


+1 (770) 476 1224


+1 (770) 476 1738

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Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

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Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

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Institutions with ARC-PA accredited programs (June 2020)
Please visit the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) website for an up-to-date list of institutions with accredited programs.

1) Advent Health University, FL
2) Albany Medical College, NY
3) Alderson-Broaddus University, WV
4) Arcadia University, PA
5) Arizona School of Health Sciences, AZ
6) Army Medical Center of Excellence, TX
7) Augsburg University, MN
8) Augusta University, GA
9) Baldwin Wallace University, OH
10) Barry University, FL
11) Bay Path University, MA
12) Baylor College of Medicine, TX
13) Bethel University, MN
14) Bethel University, TN
15) Boston University School of Medicine PA Program, MA
16) Bryant University, RI
17) Butler University, IN
18) California Baptist University, CA
19) California State University - Monterey Bay, CA
20) Campbell University, NC
21) Carroll University, WI
22) Case Western Reserve University, OH
23) Central Michigan University, MI
24) Chapman University, CA
25) Charles R. Drew University, CA
26) Charleston Southern University, SC
27) Chatham University, PA
28) Christian Brothers University, TN
29) Clarkson University, NY
30) College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ
31) College of Saint Mary, NE
32) College of St. Scholastica, MN
33) Colorado Mesa University, CO
34) Concordia University, WI
35) Creighton University, NE
36) CUNY York College, NY
37) Daemen College, NY
38) Des Moines University, IA
39) DeSales University, PA
40) Dominican University, IL
41) Dominican University of California, CA
42) Drexel University, PA
43) Duke University Medical Center, NC
44) Duquesne University, PA
45) D’youville College, NY
46) East Carolina University, NC
47) Eastern Michigan University, MI
48) Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
49) Elon University, NC
50) Emory & Henry College, VA
51) Emory University, GA
52) Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
53) Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, FL
54) Florida State University, FL
55) Francis Marion University, SC
56) Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University(Our Lady of the Lake College), LA
57) Franklin College, IN
58) Franklin Pierce University, NH
59) Frostburg State University, MD
60) Gannon University, PA
61) Gannon University-Ruskin, FL
62) Gardner Webb University, NC
63) George Washington University, DC
64) Grand Valley State University, MI
65) Hardin-Simmons University, TX
66) Harding University, AR
67) Heritage University, WA
68) High Point University, NC
69) Hofstra University, NY
70) Idaho State University, ID
71) Indiana State University, IN
72) Indiana University School of Health & Human Sciences Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (IUPUI), IN
73) James Madison University, VA
74) Johnson & Wales University, RI
75) Keiser University, FL
76) Kettering College, OH
77) King’s College, PA
78) Lake Erie College, OH
79) Le Moyne College, NY
80) Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC
81) Lincoln Memorial University, TN
82) Lipscomb University, TN
83) Lock Haven University, PA
84) Loma Linda University, CA
85) Long Island University, NY
86) Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, LA
87) Louisiana State University – New Orleans, LA
88) Marietta College, OH
89) Marist College, NY
90) Marquette University, WI
91) Marshall B. Ketchum University, CA
92) Mary Baldwin University (Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences), VA
93) Marywood University, PA
94) Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, MN
95) MCPHS University (Boston), MA
96) MCPHS University (Manchester/Worcester), NH
97) Medical University of South Carolina, SC
98) Mercer University, GA
99) Mercy College, NY
100) Mercyhurst University, PA
101) Methodist University, NC
102) MGH Institute of Health Professions, MA
103) Miami-Dade College, FL
104) Midwestern University (Downers Grove), IL
105) Midwestern University (Glendale), AZ
106) Milligan University, TN
107) Misericordia University, PA
108) Mississippi College, MS
109) Missouri State University (formerly SWMS), MO
110) Monmouth University, NJ
111) Morehouse School of Medicine, GA
112) Mount St. Joseph University, OH
113) New York Institute of Technology, NY
114) North Greenville University, SC
115) Northeastern University, MA
116) Northern Arizona University, AZ
117) Northwestern College, IA
118) Northwestern University, IL
119) Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
120) Nova Southeastern University, Fort Myers, FL
121) Nova Southeastern University, Jacksonville, FL
122) Nova Southeastern University, Orlando, FL
123) Ohio Dominican University, OH
124) Ohio University, OH
125) Oklahoma City University, OK
126) Oregon Health & Science University, OR
127) Pace University- Pleasantville, NY
128) Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC, NY
129) Pacific University, OR
130) Penn State University, PA
131) Pennsylvania College of Technology, PA
132) Pfeiffer University, NC
133) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
134) Presbyterian College, SC
135) Quinnipiac University, CT
136) Radford University, VA
137) Red Rocks Community College, CO
138) Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
139) Rocky Mountain College, MT
140) Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, UT
141) Rocky Vista University, CO
142) Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine (formerly Finch), IL
143) Rush University, IL
144) Rutgers University, NJ
145) Sacred Heart University, CT
146) Saint Catherine University, MN
147) Saint Francis University, PA
148) Saint Louis University, MO
149) Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry), PA
150) Samford University, AL
151) Samuel Merritt University, CA
152) Seton Hall University, NJ
153) Seton Hill University, PA
154) Shenandoah University, VA
155) Slippery Rock University, PA
156) South College – Knoxville, TN
157) ,
158) South College – Nashville, TN
159) South University in Savannah, GA
160) South University, Richmond, VA
161) South University, Tampa, FL
162) Southern California University of Health Sciences, CA
163) Southern Illinois University, IL
164) Springfield College, MA
165) St. Ambrose University, IA
166) St. Bonaventure University, NY
167) St. John’s University (formerly SVCMC), NY
168) Stanford University, CA
169) Stephens College, MO
170) Stony Brook University, NY
171) Sullivan University, KY
172) SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY
173) SUNY Upstate Medical Center, NY
174) Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, PA
175) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, TX
176) The CUNY School of Medicine (formerly CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education), NY
177) The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern School of Health Professions, TX
178) Thomas Jefferson University, Center City Campus, PA
179) Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus, PA
180) Touro College (Bay Shore), NY
181) Touro College (Manhattan), NY
182) Touro University California, CA
183) Touro University Nevada, NV
184) Towson University CCBC – Essex, MD
185) Trevecca Nazarene University, TN
186) Trine University, IN
187) ,
188) Tufts University, MA
189) Union College, NE
190) University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
191) University of Arkansas, AR
192) University of Bridgeport, CT
193) University of California-Davis, CA
194) University of Charleston, WV
195) University of Colorado, CO
196) University of Dayton, OH
197) University of Detroit Mercy, MI
198) University of Dubuque, IA
199) University of Evansville, IN
200) University of Findlay, OH
201) University of Florida, FL
202) University of Iowa, IA
203) University of Kentucky, KY
204) University of La Verne, CA
205) University of Lynchburg, VA
206) University of Maryland Baltimore (Anne Arundel Community College), MD
207) University of Maryland Eastern Shore, MD
208) University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO
209) University of Mount Union, OH
210) University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE
211) University of Nevada, Reno, NV
212) University of New England, ME
213) University of New Mexico, NM
214) University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC
215) University of North Dakota, ND
216) University of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth, TX
217) University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
218) University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK
219) University of Pittsburgh, PA
220) University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne), IN
221) University of Saint Joseph, CT
222) University of South Alabama, AL
223) University of South Carolina, SOM, SC
224) University of South Dakota, SD
225) University of South Florida, FL
226) University of Southern California (LA), CA
227) University of St. Francis, NM
228) University of Tampa, FL
229) University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis), TN
230) University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, TX
231) University of Texas – HS Center at San Antonio, TX
232) University of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston, TX
233) University of the Cumberlands, KY
234) University of the Cumberlands, Northern Kentucky Campus, KY
235) University of the Pacific, CA
236) University of the Sciences, PA
237) University of Toledo, OH
238) University of Utah, UT
239) University of Washington, WA
240) University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, WI
241) University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
242) Valparaiso University, IN
243) Wagner College, NY
244) Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray), NC
245) Wayne State University, MI
246) Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences, NY
247) West Liberty University, WV
248) West Virginia University, WV
249) Western Michigan University, MI
250) Western University of Health Sciences, CA
251) Westfield State University, MA
252) Wichita State University, KS
253) Wingate University, NC
254) Xavier University of Louisiana, LA
255) Yale University Physician Assistant Online Program, CT
256) Yale University Physician Associate Program, CT

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