We have had high pass rate percentages

The Bethel University PA program graduating class of 2018 achieved a 98% pass rate on NCCPA's Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories rely on this certification as one of the criteria for licensure or regulation of physician assistants.

Our most current 5-year average pass rate for first time takers of the PANCE is 96% -- 2 percentage points higher than the national average.

PANCE Data Report

We are 6th in the nation

The Bethel University PA Program was recently recognized as one of the top 6 programs in the nation for employment in rural settings -- meeting a great need for quality healthcare in such locations.

PA Demographics

Annual Report