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2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

There are about 21,446 students enrolled in Physician Assistant Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

9,676

Vs. National Avg.

-39%

popularity Rank

#97

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$31K

Vs. National Avg.

27%

cost Rank

#130

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$47K

Vs. National Avg.

18%

salary Rank

#95

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

6%

professors Rank

#183

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

3%

students Rank

#182

SUMMARY

Going to school for Physician Assistant Studies is a valuable choice and frequently a needed first step for scholars wishing to pursue a career as a physicians assistant, a pulmonology physicians assistant, or a neurology physicians assistant. In fact, physician assistant studies is a ​unique major ranking as the 272nd most popular major. In the last year, there were 538 physician assistant studies graduates. In-state tuition for physician assistant studies at private institutions is, on average, 3.1 times more spendy than their public fellows.

With just 32 colleges offering physician assistant studies there might be a more finite list of the institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other physician assistant studies undergraduates, consider looking at universities in New York which have more students admitted to physician assistant studies than any other state. More generally, the best region to get a degree in physician assistant studies is in the Mid East region with St John's University-New York, Duquesne University, and Saint Francis University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to study physician assistant studies is the Northeast Conference with Wagner College representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best college for physician assistant studies is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There are tons of factors to consider when deciding on college. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely change one's feelings of which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which physician assistant studies school has the top campus, the winner is St John's University-New York. If you are very interested in which school has the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more so we can compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for physician assistant studies is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a major factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Wagner College. Wagner College&nbspappears to be the most expensive university for physician assistant studies, at least regarding out of state attendance. We do have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the cost at Wagner College&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that physician assistant studies is the 106th most expensive program in the nation, with an average associated cost of $38,800. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for physician assistant studies in the nation is New York with tuition and fees at the primary three colleges Hofstra University of $46,450, Rochester Institute of Technology of $44,049, and at Wagner College of $44,049. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for physician assistant studies is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for physician assistant studies is the Great Lakes region which is represented by Cleveland State University with a cost of $15,290. In better news, the most affordable college for physician assistant studies is Cleveland State University. Authority's full list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $13,200 for a degree in physician assistant studies. The cost inflates dramatically to a median of $26,000 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the university representing the best value for physician assistant studies: Thomas Jefferson University. Here you will find our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for physician assistant studies students vary widely, but two-years after finishing the degree students will regularly make around $121,400. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can bring in up to $208,500. Even straight out of university, the minimum earning positions within the physician assistant studies field make $69,700, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads from physician assistant studies graduated from Duquesne University&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of physician assistant studies ranks quite poor, being within only the 15th percentile of majors nationally. The university with the most composite diversity for physician assistant studies is St John's University-New York&nbspand here you can find our general list of the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Physician Assistant Studies major is only within the 19th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 15th percentile. White students make up the largest proportion, 76%, of scholars studying physician assistant studies. Additionally, 79% of undergrads seeking a physician assistant studies degree are women.

The median rating for physician assistant studies professors is 3.4 stars, a score which is 15% worse than the average score across all majors; which is a subpar ranking. If you want to find the most popular physician assistant studies instructor nationally, consider looking up Mitchell Colton from Milwaukee School of Engineering. It may be surprising, but the top rated physician assistant studies professors from student rankings are at Milwaukee School of Engineering. If we consider information other than basic rankings we find that the school possessing the overall best instructors for physician assistant studies is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the finest professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for physician assistant studies is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that approaching the education process through a lens primarily built on superlatives can create issues. We hope you read our other pages on individual colleges and read a couple of Authority's insightful background articles on useful things to consider as your school search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY | www.rit.edu/

74%

Acceptance

18,231

Students

#188

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.duq.edu/

77%

Acceptance

10,187

Students

#279

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Springfield College

Springfield, MA | www.springfield.edu/

63%

Acceptance

3,288

Students

#370

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY | www.hofstra.edu/

69%

Acceptance

11,750

Students

#331

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY | www.uky.edu/

96%

Acceptance

32,756

Students

#518

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

D'Youville College

Buffalo, NY | www.dyc.edu/

83%

Acceptance

3,404

Students

#1125

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

F

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, CA | www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,649

Students

#2370

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA | www.francis.edu/

59%

Acceptance

3,822

Students

#384

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR | https://www.pacificu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

4,219

Students

#512

Ranking

$48K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Touro College

New York, NY | www.touro.edu/

76%

Acceptance

14,717

Students

#1282

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD | www.aacc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

18,424

Students

#2845

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

CUNY City College

New York, NY | www.ccny.cuny.edu/

51%

Acceptance

18,546

Students

#462

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY | www.wagner.edu/

70%

Acceptance

2,315

Students

#274

Ranking

$50K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, CO | www.rrcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

11,486

Students

#2883

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA | https://www.pct.edu/

0%

Acceptance

5,326

Students

#1550

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL | www.siu.edu/

92%

Acceptance

13,129

Students

#1700

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

B

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI | www.carrollu.edu/

72%

Acceptance

3,656

Students

#815

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH | www.csuohio.edu/

94%

Acceptance

18,546

Students

#2128

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

B

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA | www.kings.edu/

87%

Acceptance

2,790

Students

#821

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Dodge City Community College

Dodge City, KS | https://dc3.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,180

Students

#2207

Ranking

$4K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

St. John's University-New York

Queens, NY | www.stjohns.edu/

75%

Acceptance

23,167

Students

#398

Ranking

$45K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY | www.nyit.edu/

75%

Acceptance

8,088

Students

#768

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Physician Assistant Studies

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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