The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Utah Valley University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Utah Valley University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

Utah Valley University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Graduated Classes Class of 2024 Class of 2025 Class of 2026
Maximun entering class 30 30 30
Entering class size 30 30 30
Graduates TBD TBD TBD
*Attrition rate 10% 3% 0%
**Graduation Rate TBD% TBD%


*Attrition rate cacluation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size

**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size


The Utah Valley University Physician Assistant Program will publish first time Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) rates for the five most recent graduating classes as provided by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). We will begin publishing this information once it becomes available for our first graduating class.