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Most Popular Schools for Physician Assistant Major & Degree Program

A program that prepares individuals to practice medicine, including diagnoses and treatment therapies, under the supervision of a physician. Includes instruction in the basic medical and clinical sciences and specialized preparation in fields such as family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, general surgery, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine; the delivery of health care services to homebound patients, rural populations, and underserved populations; and community health services.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 George Washington University 239 3% $61,446
2 Nova Southeastern University 235 4% $43,580
3 MCPHS University 195 18% $46,179
4 University of Nebraska Medical Center 145 18% N/A
5 St John's University-New York 144 4% $56,971
6 Touro College 137 3% $28,472
7 Saint Francis University 107 15% $45,038
8 A T Still University of Health Sciences 105 26% N/A
9 Arcadia University 102 11% $51,970
10 University of Washington-Seattle Campus 100 1% $27,034
11 Western University of Health Sciences 94 39% N/A
12 Duquesne University 92 4% $44,567
13 Butler University 90 10% $49,698
14 Midwestern University-Glendale 88 31% N/A
15 Drexel University 80 1% $57,870
16 Midwestern University-Downers Grove 80 41% N/A
17 D'Youville College 78 11% $37,570
18 Duke University 76 2% $61,748
19 University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center 75 8% N/A
20 Barry University 74 3% $45,100
21 Pace University-New York 71 2% $56,999
22 Philadelphia University 70 7% $49,426
23 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 67 20% N/A
24 South University-Savannah 67 19% $31,897
25 University of North Texas Health Science Center 67 19% N/A
26 Lock Haven University 66 6% $21,874
27 Chatham University 65 9% $46,162
28 Stony Brook University 64 1% $22,127
29 The University of Texas-Pan American 64 2% $16,245
30 The University of Texas Medical Branch 63 8% N/A
31 Wake Forest University 62 3% $60,242
32 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 61 4% N/A
33 Idaho State University 59 3% $21,068
34 University of Florida 59 0% $19,103
35 Medical University of South Carolina 58 13% N/A
36 Lincoln Memorial University 57 3% $32,620
37 South College 57 22% $20,685
38 University of Kentucky 55 1% $23,732
39 Emory University 54 2% $59,908
40 University of Southern California 53 0% $62,180
41 Eastern Virginia Medical School 53 28% N/A
42 Touro University Nevada 53 26% N/A
43 New York Institute of Technology 51 3% $48,552
44 Quinnipiac University 50 2% $55,780
45 Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center 50 37% N/A
46 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport 49 45% N/A
47 University of Iowa 48 1% $20,691
48 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 48 14% N/A
49 Wichita State University 47 2% $17,397
50 Marquette University 47 2% $48,669
51 Seton Hill University 46 9% $43,900
52 University of New England 46 4% $50,295
53 Gannon University 46 5% $41,820
54 Hofstra University 44 2% $54,289
55 Miami Dade College 44 0% $5,676
56 University of Alabama at Birmingham 44 1% $22,495
57 Wayne State University 43 1% $23,586
58 Trevecca Nazarene University 43 5% $33,322
59 University of Colorado Denver 43 1% $24,555
60 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 43 3% N/A
61 Mercer University 42 2% $48,212
62 Central Michigan University 42 1% $22,004
63 Daemen College 42 5% $37,690
64 Salus University 42 42% N/A
65 Moreno Valley College 42 4% $3,126
66 Albany Medical College 41 53% N/A
67 Pacific University 40 6% $50,486
68 University of South Alabama 39 1% $19,980
69 LIU Brooklyn 39 2% $50,514
70 Le Moyne College 39 4% $44,900
71 Weill Cornell Medical College 39 67% N/A
72 Georgia Regents University 39 3% $12,446
73 Wagner College 38 7% $53,924
74 Jefferson College of Health Sciences 38 12% $36,353
75 DeSales University 38 5% $48,398
76 Marywood University 38 5% $46,556
77 University of Utah 38 1% $21,920
78 King's College 38 6% $45,468
79 Oregon Health & Science University 38 5% N/A
80 Baylor College of Medicine 38 64% N/A
81 University of Detroit Mercy 37 3% $52,400
82 Foothill College 37 3% $3,246
83 Cuyahoga Community College District 37 1% $4,736
84 Kettering College 36 14% $21,762
85 Touro University California 36 17% N/A
86 Harding University 35 3% $26,634
87 University of Charleston 35 7% $32,850
88 Anne Arundel Community College 35 2% $5,792
89 University of Wisconsin-Madison 35 0% $23,931
90 Mercy College 35 1% $34,278
91 Samuel Merritt University 35 6% N/A
92 Yale University 35 1% $61,620
93 Marietta College 35 10% $44,362
94 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 34 34% N/A
95 Bethel University 34 3% $30,196
96 Northeastern University 34 0% $58,096
97 Methodist University 33 9% $47,311
98 Western Michigan University 33 1% $22,250
99 Saint Louis University 33 1% $53,438
100 Shenandoah University 32 4% $43,598

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Physician Assistant program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.