Program Information

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $810/credit (2017-18 rate)
  • Total tuition cost: $86,670 for the 107-credit degree (2017-18 rate)
  • Total program cost (tuition and fees): $90,968-$96,518
  • For a full description of all program-related costs, please see our Estimated Costs.
  • For a full description of the policies and procedures for refunds of tuition and fees, please see the CSS website for details.
  • These figures are for estimation purposes only. Because tuition and fee rates change each year, your costs for the 24-month degree will likely be higher than the total figures quoted here.
  • Additional fees apply for labs, equipment, certification, and supplies. These fees are in effect for the 2017-18 academic year and are subject to change. Additional information about current tuition rates and fees is available on our financial aid pages and in the PA Student Handbook.

Physician Assistant Student Handbook

PANCE results

The NCCPA PANCE Summary Report will be available here following graduation of the first class.

Program Goals

The program has defined the following measurable outcomes for its graduates:

  1. The percentage of graduates working in primary care and underserved urban/rural settings will exceed the national average.
  2. The majority of graduates will practice in the five state region, primarily in Minnesota/Wisconsin.
  3. All graduates who choose to seek employment will be employed within three months of passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).
  4. First time PANCE pass rates will exceed the national average.