UNE is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
The PA Program received provisional accreditation in 1996 and continuing accreditation in 1998. The program last received continuing accreditation in March of 2012. Its review for continuing accreditation is next scheduled for September 2016.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of New England Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of New England. Accreditation-continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be April, 2016. The review is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Performance Data: NCCPA
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) administers the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) to PA program graduates.
The table in the pdf linked below is taken directly from the NCCPA website and lists UNE PA Program PANCE “pass rate” percentages by class compared to national percentages. The percentage of graduates who take and pass the examination on the first attempt (UNE and national) and all graduates taking the examination (UNE and national) are listed for your comparison.