In addition to the DO population growth, the osteopathic medical student population is increasing. In the 2013-14 academic year, the AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) accredits 29 colleges of osteopathic medicine operating in 37
locations. The table below illustrates the growth in osteopathic medical school student enrollment each academic year since 2007-08.
The graph below illustrates the growth in osteopathic medical school graduates each calendar year since 1935.