Western University of Health Sciences College of Allied Health Professions Western University of Health Sciences
College of Allied Health Professions

Indicators of Success

Retention Rates by Graduating Year

 

Class Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Retention Rate (%) 96.9 95.8 96.8 98.0 98.9
Attrition Rate (%) 3.1 4.2 3.2 2.0 1.1
Completion Rate (%) 97 96 99 97 NA

 

Under-represented Retention Rate by Graduating Class Year 

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

 

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

American Indian/Native Alaskan

 

 

0

NA

1

100

0

NA

0

NA

Asian/Pacific Islander

 

 

20

100

25

100

33

100

19

95

Black

 

 

2

100

2

100

2

100

5

100

Hispanic

 

 

19

100

10

90

3

100

7

100

Two + Races

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

100

Unknown

 

 

8

88

10

100

13

100

7

100

 

PA Class Graduating Mean GPA

PA Graduating Class Mean GPA
2007 3.40
2008 3.45
2009 3.40
2010 3.43
2011 3.47
2012  3.51

 

 

 

NCCPA Pass Rate Summary Report

 

Aggregate Class Board Passing Rates (Total percentage of the class that has passed the boards)

PA Class PA 2008 PA 2009 PA 2010 PA 2011 PA 2012
Aggregate Pass Rate 98% 98% 100% 98% 99%

  

Employment (%) for PA Classes

PA Class

Percent Employed

(Of those eligible to work or those responding to the survey)

 2012

97.1 

2011

96.4

2010

98.9

2009

97.8

2008

97.1

2007

97.1

 

Western University PA Program Highlights: 
Over 1500 graduates since 1990

953 Master of Science Degrees conferred

629 PA Certificates conferred

 

From the PA Alumni:
1 became a California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) President

2 became California elected CAPA Student Representative Board Member

3 became CAPA elected Board members

1 became a Florida State PA Academy President

1 became a member of the California Physician Assistant Committee

 

From the PA Faculty:
2 became CAPA presidents

1 became CAPA vice president

4 became CAPA board members

5 became involved in various AAPA committees or subcommittees

8 have presented CME lectures or workshops at AAPA, CAPA or PAEA