The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Department of Physician Assistant Studies sponsored by East Carolina University. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2025. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.


Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report

Class Class Graduation Year Number of First Time Takers Program First Time Taker Pass Rate National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year
Dec 2011 2011 33 97% 91%
Dec 2012 2012 31 100% 93%
Dec 2013 2013 32 100% 94%
Class 2014 2014 33 100% 95%
Class 2015 2015 30 100% 96%

Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate for Program: 99%

Five Year National First Time Taker Average: 94%