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Institutional Accreditation

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) 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 College of Osteopathic Medicine is the first program developed through ACHE.

Arkansas Division of Higher Education

ACHE has received approval from the Institutional Certification Advisory Committee (ICAC) and has received certification by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) to offer the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).

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 Higher Learning Commission

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

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 awarded Accreditation with Heightened Monitoring in 2021. Information relative to accreditation may be accessed at: Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

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

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree program has received accreditation by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association. Graduates of this program at the Arkansas Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are eligible to take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam (COMLEX-USA) series of examinations leading to licensure. Specific state requirements may be found at: osteopathic.org/life-career/medical-licensure/state-license