National Certifying Examinations Pass Rates

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Five Year Summary Report

Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate for Program: 97%

Five Year National First Time Taker Average: 93%

Definitions of Report Headings


Class nomenclature and the individuals included in each class are determined by PA
programs when assigning students to a particular class.

Class Graduation Year

Graduation year for the majority of the individuals in the specific class based on the confirmed graduation date provided by the PA program.

Number of First Time Takers

Number of individuals from the class who have taken PANCE for the first time as of the date the report was generated.

Program First Time Taker Pass Rate

Percent of the first time takers in the class who passed PANCE as of the date the report was generated.

National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year

National percent of first time takers who passed PANCE in the calendar year corresponding to the class graduation year. National pass rate data is not provided until the full calendar year’s data is available.