CHP students working with a faculty member in a clinical setting.

Graduation Rates and Graduate Performance on Certification Exam

Graduation Rates

Class of 2021

Graduated Class of 2021
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 80
Entering class size 75
Graduates 69
Attrition rate 3%
Graduation rate 92%

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.

Class of 2020

Graduated Class of 2020
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 80
Entering class size 77
Graduates 75
Attrition rate 1%
Graduation rate 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.

Class of 2019

Graduated Class of 2019
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 80
Entering class size 78
Graduates 73
Attrition rate 3%
Graduation rate 94%

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.

Graduate Performance on Certification Exam

To practice in New York State, students must successfully complete an accredited physician assistant program and pass the certifying examination administered by the National Commission of the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Pass rates for first-time takers on the NCCPA certifying examination have been consistently high. Our five-year aggregate pass rate has repeatedly exceeded the national pass rate. Below is a table that provides the program’s board pass rates for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) compared to the national average for the past five years. This data is updated at a minimum twice yearly in January and July as supplied by the NCCPA.

View the graduate performance on the certification exam data (PDF).