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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
FEMALE 77% 88% 73% 86% 72%
MALE 23% 12% 27% 14% 28%
TOTAL ENROLLED
36 36 36 36 36
AVG GPA
3.66 3.61 3.67 3.68 3.67
AVG BCP GPA 3.57 3.55 3.59 3.56 3.60


Faculty: Student Ratio*

  • Class of 2020-21 mean: 14.2
  • The overall mean is 14.0**
  • New England Division mean is 15.4**

    **Physician Assistant Education Association. “By the Numbers: 34: Data from the 2018 Program Survey,” Washington, DC: PAEA; 2019. doi: 10.17538/PR34.2019

* Calculated using total number of enrolled students by full-time faculty head count.



Attrition by Class

GRADUATED CLASSES
 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
MAXIMUM ENTERING CLASS SIZE
(as approved by ARC-PA)
36 36 36
Entering Class Size
36 36 36
Graduates
34 35 35
ATTRITION RATE* 5.55% 2.77% 2.77%
GRADUATION RATE** 94.4% 97.2% 97.2%

  • *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.