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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

By AOA Media Team

09.27.16

CHICAGO September 27, 2016– The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 26-28, 2016 meeting.

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine – received permission to begin operations, including student recruitment, admissions, and instruction at its additional location in Joplin, Missouri;

  • Midwestern University / Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine – received continuing accreditation;

  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine – received continuing accreditation;

  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – received permission to begin operations, including student recruitment, admissions, and instruction at its additional location in Ivins, Utah.

The COCA is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accreditor of colleges of osteopathic medicine. Accreditation from the COCA signifies that a college has met or exceeded the Commission’s standards for educational quality.

This information is being provided pursuant to 34 CFR 602.26 issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

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The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 123,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at www.osteopathic.org.

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