Program Performance


The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) is a computer-based, multiple-choice test that assesses medical and surgical knowledge.  This examination must be successfully passed in order for graduates to become eligible for licensure.  Because we are a new program, no data is yet available.  Data for the first graduating class will become available and will be published in the first quarter of 2019.


Class   First-takers Aggregate
2019  To be published 1st quarter 2020  To be published 1st quarter 2020
2018  To be published 1st quarter 2019  To be published 1st quarter 2019


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Accreditation Status
Marist College has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).  Marist College anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2016, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2015 ARC-PA meeting.  Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that, at the time of its initial accreditation review, demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.