Matriculated Student 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

Grad Year   Matriculated     Graduated   Left the Program 
2016 24 23 1
2017 24 24 0
2018 36 34 2
2019 36 35 1
2020 36 35 1

  • Student attrition is defined as the permanent loss of a matriculated students from the course of study in a physician assistant program.