Physician Assistant

Ranked in 2011 | Physician Assistant Rankings Methodology

Physician assistants have many of the same responsibilities as doctors, though they work under a physician's or surgeon's supervision. A PA can diagnose a patient and prescribe treatment. These are the top physician assistant schools.

Rank School name Score
#1 Duke University

Durham, NC

4.4
#2 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

4.3
#2 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

4.3
#4 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

4.1
#4 George Washington University

Washington, DC

4.1
#6 Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

4.0
#6 Oregon Health and Sciences University

Portland, OR

4.0
#8 Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Piscataway, NJ

3.9
#8 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center—​Dallas

Dallas, TX

3.9
#8 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

3.9
#11 Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

3.8
#11 University of Colorado—​Denver

Aurora, CO

3.8
#13 Interservice Physician Assistant Program

Fort Sam Houston, TX

3.7
#13 Northeastern University

Boston, MA

3.7
#13 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

3.7
#16 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

3.6
#16 University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

3.6
#18 Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, PA

3.5
#18 University of Texas Health Science Center—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

3.5
#18 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

3.5
#18 Yale University

New Haven, CT

3.5
#22 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

3.4
#22 Midwestern University

Glendale, AZ

3.4
#22 Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

3.4
#25 DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

3.3

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