Accreditation Status

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Daemen College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Daemen 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2023. 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.

Graduate Performance Certification Exam
Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Attrition Report

Graduated Classes
  Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Maximum entering class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
65 65 65
Entering class size 62 65 62
Graduates 57 59 60
* Attrition rate 8% 9% 3%
**Graduation rate 92% 91% 97%

*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.


  • 2019: 1 student decelerated and graduated with the class of 2020. They are included in the “Graduates” number.
  • 2020: 4 students decelerated and will graduate with the class of 2021. They are included in the “Graduates” number.
  • 2021: 9 students decelerated into the class of 2022 and are expected to graduate. They are included in the Graduates number.