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2023 Physician Assistant Studies Students

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

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College often can be an immensely significant time in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual growth and evolution. Pupils continue to discover who they want to emulate and forge the imperative skills to become a halcyon member of society. But growth is not simply found in a classroom - the interactions which one has with their peers, the nugget of wisdom gained from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different outlook. Therefore, a diverse student body greatly enhances what you gain from your time spent in college.

Physician Assistant Studies is a less racially diverse major than average*. 76% of the nation's Physician Assistant Studies majors are white students, followed by asian students (15%), students of other races**(4%), and latino students (3%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is St John's University-New York located in Queens, NY.

Secondly, Physician Assistant Studies significatly skews female, with more or less 7 out of 9 students majoring in Physician Assistant Studies identifying as women. D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is wealth diversity. Unfortunately, Physician Assistant Studies ranks in the bottom 19% of subjects income diversity. 33% of its students come from very high income homes, 17% are from homes earning between $75,000 and $110,000 a year, and 22% grew up in homes who make less than $30,000 a year. Pennsylvania College of Technology has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Physician Assistant Studies. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the Big East Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 15%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 3%

  • White: 76%

  • Other: 4%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 21%

  • Female: 79%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 22%

  • 30k - 48k: 13%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 17%

  • Over 110k: 33%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 65%

  • Out of State: 32%

  • International: 3%

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