Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
Austin College has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Austin College PA program anticipates matriculating its first class in June 2024, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the September 2023 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. The PA program at Austin College will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation is not received. This means that students will not matriculate into the program and any deposits that have been made will be refunded.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
The SACSCOC Board of Trustees approved by extensive review of an off-campus instructional site located at Austin College Health Campus, Gateway Village, Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas and approved the Master in Medical Science – Physician Assistant (PA) Program.