Attain and Maintain

Attain and maintain an accredited program that ensures graduate will have the requisite knowledge and skills for entry to PA Practice.

  • Case Western Reserve University has been accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1913. HLC is one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.
  • In 2015 CWRU was reaccredited by the Commission for ten years, the maximum period possible. The university's next site visit by a Commission team will be in 2025.
  • The university is chartered as an educational institution under the laws of the State of Ohio and holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
  • In 2015, Case Western Reserve University sought and was granted accreditation for the PA program from the State of Ohio Board of Regents-Regents’ Advisory Committee on Graduate Study.
  • In July 2018, the ARC-PA continued Accreditation - Provisional status to the Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Case Western Reserve University.
  • In addition to accreditation status, data from PANCE scores is being used to help support achievement of this goal. Click here for PANCE scores for students who graduated in 2018 and 2019.
  • In September 2019, the PA Program submitted the application to ARC-PA and the site visit was on December 2-3, 2019.  The ARC-PA will review the program in June 2020.


Timeline for Goal 3 final