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.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Accreditation, College of Osteopathic Medicine

The College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association.

Doctor of Pharmacy Program Accreditation, School of Pharmacy

The LECOM School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). On June 24, 2017 the ACPE renewed the accreditation of the school of pharmacy for the maximum duration of eight years of accreditation. The School of Pharmacy will be visited in 2025 for its next regularly scheduled accreditation assessment. ACPE’s offices are located at: 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109; Phone: (312) 664-3575: Fax: (312) 664-4652

Doctor of Dental Medicine Program, School of Dental Medicine

The dental education program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without 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.

Middle States Accreditation

LECOM is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, (267) 284-5011. 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.

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.

Student Complaints

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).

Read for information on how to file a complaint with a state education department.

Read for information on how to file a complaint concerning distance education.

*Please refer to the LECOM Student Handbooks to review the Protocol for Input on Matters of Student Concern (complaint process).