Program Survey and Reports

The Program Survey, formerly the “Annual Report,” is PAEA’s longest running research endeavor. The survey collects information about program structure, program and student financial information, student and faculty characteristics, and much more. This survey is administered annually in May and full completion is mandatory for all PAEA member programs. Reports are released in the fall of the following year.

By the Numbers Program Report

(Published October 2020)

PAEA has been publishing an annual report on PA educational programs in the United States since 1984. The latest report, By the Numbers: Program Report 33, is based on responses to the 2017 Program Survey from 100% of PA member programs. You can view the survey instrument from previous years here. We welcome your feedback via email to

Download Program Reports

Over 20 years of PAEA’s Program Reports are currently available to members. To help you find the data you need, we have compiled a searchable “master” table of contents you can download for report 16 to the current report.

Program Report Tables & Figures

Looking for graphics to enhance a presentation about PA education? Members are welcome to take screenshots of tables and figures from our reports for use in presentations.

Figures and tables are provided under a Creative Commons license that requires them to be attributed to PAEA, not altered, and not used for commercial purposes. Tables and figures must be attributed to PAEA and reference the report title and publication year.