American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO–Dec. 19, 2016

The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decision made at its Dec. 2-4, 2016, meeting. This information is being provided pursuant to 34 CFR 602.26 issued by the U.S. Department of Education

-Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (Meridian, ID) – deferred decision on award of pre-accreditation

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.

About the American Osteopathic Association

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


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