Accreditation

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the Arkansas Secretary of State and approved by the Internal Revenue Service as an institution of higher learning in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has been granted certification to offer the following degree programs by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board:  Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Master of Science in Biomedicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in A.C.A. §6-61-301.

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has been granted Candidate Status for Accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. Questions concerning this status may be addressed to:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
800-621-7440

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) provides accrediting standards that require systematic review of the osteopathic medical education program. ARCOM was granted Pre-Accreditation (formerly called provisional accreditation) by COCA effective July 1, 2016.

COCA
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Telephone: 888.626.9262
Email: predoc@osteopathic.org.

Pre-Accreditation is the highest accreditation a college of osteopathic medicine can achieve prior to graduating its first class.