LECOM Accreditation

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 “accreditation with reporting requirements.” 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. http://www.ada.org/en/.

Middle States Accreditation
LECOM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 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.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Accreditation Serving the Public Interest
LECOM is a member of Council for Higher Education Accreditation (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.

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.

Student Complaints to State Departments of Education
If a student enrolled at a LECOM campus does not receive satisfaction from a complaint filed with LECOM pursuant to the LECOM delineated process for filing a complaint, the student may contact the state department of education in the state where the student is enrolled (Pennsylvania or Florida).

In Pennsylvania, students may contact the following to obtain a complaint form and submit it to:

Stan Turzanski
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Division of Higher and Career Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone (717) 783-8228
Fax     (717) 772-3622

Or see the following link for the process and form: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/higher_education/8711/complaint_procedure/1004474

In Florida, students may send by letter or e-mail the following information:

  1. Name of Student (or Complainant)
  2. Complainant Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Name of Institution
  5. Location of the Institution (City)
  6. Dates of Attendance
  7. A full description of the problem and any other documentation that will support your claim such as enrollment agreements, correspondence, etc.

Send Letter To:
Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL. 32399-0400
Or E-mail: cieinfo@fldoe.org
Or Fax: 850-245-3238