Matriculated Student/Attrition Data


Johnson & Wales University offers a 24-month MSPAS. Our program offers 36 seats a year, and classes begin in June — with a mandatory Orientation in the latter half of May. We seek the most highly qualified students who have a demonstrated capacity to excel academically and show the most promise of becoming PAs who will exemplify our program’s mission. All applicants must be graduates of, or be in the process of, graduating from an accredited U.S. institution. A bachelor’s degree is required before matriculation. We are not currently able to accept applications from international candidates. 


Matriculated Student Data

CLASS OF 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
FEMALE 88% 73% 86% 72% 81%
MALE 12% 27% 14% 28% 19%
TOTAL ENROLLED
36 36 36 36 36
AVG GPA
3.61 3.67 3.68 3.67 3.78
AVG BCP GPA 3.55 3.59 3.56 3.60 3.72


Faculty: Student Ratio*

  • Class of 2021-22 mean = 10.9
  • National Mean = 12.3**
  • New England Division mean = 14**

**Physician Assistant Education Association. “By the Numbers: 35: Data from the 2019 Program Survey,” Washington, DC: PAEA; 2020. doi: 10.17538/PR35.2020
*Calculated by dividing the total number of enrolled students by the sum of the faculty, program director, and medical director FTEs.



Attrition by Class

GRADUATED CLASSES
 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
MAXIMUM ENTERING CLASS SIZE
(as approved by ARC-PA)
36 36 36
Entering Class Size
36 36 36
Graduates
35 35 36
ATTRITION RATE* 2.77% 2.77% 0
GRADUATION RATE** 97.2% 97.2% 100%

*Attrition rate: 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.