Accreditation

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

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
142 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 6611-2864
(312) 202-8000
osteopathic.org

Doctor of Pharmacy Program, School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is 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.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors.
190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 6603-3446
(312) 664-3575
acpe-accredit.org

Doctor of Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine

The School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) 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.

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 6611
(312) 440-4653
coda.ada.org

Institutional Accreditation

LECOM is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. To view the up-to-date accreditation status of LECOM please visit the MSCHE website.

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

State Licensure and Certification

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is chartered by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education, and the general supervision of the New York State Board of Regents.

State of Pennsylvania Licensure

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is licensed by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(717) 783-6788

State of Florida Licensure

All LECOM programs located at the Bradenton, Florida campus are licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.  Additional information regarding the institution can be obtained by contacting:

Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gains Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(888) 224-6684

State of New York Licensure

LECOM at Elmira is under the general supervision of the New York State Board of Regents.

New York State Department of Education
89 Washington Avenue, Board of Regents, Room 110 EB
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-5889.

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, Florida, or New York).

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).