Program Accreditation and Outcomes

Accreditation Status

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Daemen University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Daemen 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2033M. 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

Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Maximum entering class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
65 65 65
Entering class size 62 61 60
Graduates 59 56 49
* Attrition rate 4.8% 8.2% 20.0%
**Graduation rate 95.2% 91.8% 81.7%

*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.


  • 2021: 82.2% graduated on time. 7 students graduated one year late and 1 student will graduate 2 years late
  • 2022: 77% graduated on time. 9 students graduated one year late
  • 2023: 1 of the 49 will graduate with a different entering cohort