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PA Students

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PA Students

The following sections provide data and information regarding Physician Assistant (PA) students.

Physician Assistant (PA) Degrees Conferred

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a Physician Assistant (PA) degree.

Physician Assistant (PA) Degrees Conferred at Georgia Institutions

Chart showing Physician Assistant (PA) Degrees Conferred at Georgia Institutions

Physician Assistant (PA) Degrees Conferred at Georgia Institutions

Institution 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007
Emory 51 47 51 50 50 47 57
Medical College of Georgia (MCG) 42 37 36 35 38 39 43
South University 29 25 34 45* 49 62 40

Source: Emory University and South University data are from The Integrated and Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the Medical College of Georgia is data from University System of Georgia.

Note: South University PA degree program began shifting from a baccalaureate degree to a master’s degree, both degree levels are combined from 2003 to present. Mercer began offering a PA degree in 2008 and will graduate its first class in 2010.

Physician Assistant (PA) Degrees Conferred Map

  • Georgia Physician Assistant Degrees Awarded 2007-2008
    This map and table provide information on the number of PA degrees awarded at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels in the 2007-2008 academic year. Programs that have not already completed the change from bachelor’s degree to master’s degree are in the process of making the shift.

Physician Assistant (PA) Enrollment

The following chart and table provide information on enrollment in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Physician Assistant (PA) program for CIP code 51.0807 (1997-2002) and 51.0912 (2003-2008).

Enrollment in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at MCG

Chart showing enrollment in Physician Assistant Program at MCG

Enrollment in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at MCG

Years Number Enrolled
1999-2000 79
2000-2001 80
2001-2002 79
2002-2003 77
2003-2004 79
2004-2005 78
2005-2006 82
2006-2007 82*
2007-2008 80
2008-2009 91

*Denotes change from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree.

PA Graduates per 100,000 Population in Georgia

The following chart and table present information on graduates at all Georgia institutions providing a Physician Assistant (PA) degree per 100,000 population in Georgia.

PA Graduates per 100,000 Population in Georgia

Chart showing PA Graduates per 100,000 Population in Georgia

PA Graduates per 100,000 Population in Georgia

Year PA Graduates per 100,000 population in Georgia
2001 1.45
2002 1.27
2003 1.38
2004 1.46
2005 1.50
2006 1.58
2007 1.47

Source: The Integrated and Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the U.S. Census Bureau

Note: South University PA degree program began shifting from a baccalaureate degree to a master’s degree, both degree levels are combined from 2003 to present.