Ensuring high academic standards and continuous quality improvement
Access the COCA handbook and accreditation resources for current, new and developing colleges of osteopathic medicine.
The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. COCA serves the public by establishing, maintaining and applying accreditation standards and procedures to ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by the colleges of osteopathic medicine reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine.
Accreditation signifies that a college of osteopathic medicine has met or exceeded the COCA standards with respect to mission, goals and objectives; governance, administration and finance; facilities, equipment and resources; faculty, student admissions, performance and evaluation; preclinical and clinical curriculum; and research and scholarly activity.
COCA Handbook and Policies
Complaint Review Procedures
Policies and Procedures
Accreditation Services for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
COCA Progress Report Procedures
Mid-cycle Report Instructions and Schedule