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Physician Assistant School General Facts and Figures


For fall 2014 there will be 190 physician assistant schools, 13 of which are developing programs, in the United State and District of Columbia.  Of those, 164 utilize CASPA.   For Fall 2014, there were 22,997 applicants for 6,874 seats or about 3.3 applicants per opening.

If you are a Kentucky resident, you should consider yourself fortunate, as you have three options in the Commonwealth.  One is a publicly financed physician assistant school at the University of Kentucky.  Each year UK accepts 56 students per class.  Their class size is set at 40 slots on their Lexington campus and 16 slots on their camps in Morehead.  Sullivan University, a for-profit private institution, accepts 35 students and the University of the Cumberlands, a private institution, accepts 30 students.

If you are a resident of Tennessee, you are also blessed with one public, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and four private physician assistant schools, Bethel University, Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, South College, and Trevecca Nazarene University. 

Information about the Physician Assistant Schools to which WKU students most often apply:

School UK BU LMU TNU
Median Accepted Applicant GPA 3.46 3.36  3.39 3.72
Median Accepted Applicant GRE Score 153V, 151Q, 3.75A 153V, 152Q, 4.0A  151V, 150Q, 3.8A  310 Combined GRE
Application Deadline July 15 Oct. 1  Nov. 1 Oct. 1
Additional Application Fee $125  $75  $50 N/A
Tuition (15-16) $667 Per Credit Hour (KY)  $75,600 (27 Months) $82,124 (27 Months)  $80,504 (27 Months
Class Size 56 50  96  50

Click here to Visit The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Website


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 Last Modified 12/5/18