LECOM Accreditation

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has earned accreditation from the following states and organizations governing professional education.

State Charters
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is chartered by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.

American Osteopathic Association Accreditation, College of Osteopathic Medicine
The College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, Bureau of Education, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/accreditation

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The LECOM School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
On January 31, 2011, LECOM received notification from ACPE that the school of pharmacy was granted a full, six-year accreditation.ACPE's offices are located at: 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109; Phone: (312) 664-3575: Fax: (312) 664-4652 www.acpe-accredit.org

Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association
The dental education program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “initial accreditation.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. www.ada.org.

Middle States Accreditation
LECOM is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.msche.org.

Distance Education Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students
Out-of-state distance learning students who would like to file a complaint with a state agency may do so with the state in which they reside.  The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) provides individual state contact information.  See the SHEEO website located at www.sheeo.org or click here to view a PDF copy of the Student Complaint Information by State and Agency.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation…Accreditation Serving the Public Interest
LECOM is a member of CHEA, a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. www.chea.org.