About ACHE

 Who We Are

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) was founded in 2014 with the goal of transforming healthcare education, resulting in more physicians and better healthcare for Arkansas.  The first college, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine opened its doors in 2017, welcoming 150 osteopathic medical students on 228 acres.  The total campus acreage has now grown to 430 acres and a second state-of-the-art 66,000 square-foot facility has been built. This facility, the College of Health Sciences building, is the home to our developing Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant degree programs. Our campus also includes the Village at Heritage, a walkable, neighborhood development, the Residents apartments, and Mercy Clinic. Construction will soon begin on the Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, and future plans include the Celebration Garden and Wellness Park and the expansion of our campus walking and biking trails. Arkansas Colleges of Health Education isn’t just a place to learn – it’s a place to live and play.  

ACHE is the first and only private institution in Arkansas that is dedicated solely to healthcare and wellness.

​Our Mission

To educate and train a diverse group of highly competent and compassionate healthcare professionals; to create health and research support facilities; and to provide healthy living environments to improve the lives of others.