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, Florida, or New York).

State of Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, students may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Division of Higher and Career Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 783-8228
Fax: (717) 722-3622
Student Complaints

State of Florida
In Florida, students may contact the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education.

Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Fax: (850) 245-3238
Student Complaints

State of New York
In New York, students may contact the New York Department of Education, Board of Regents.

New York State Board of Regents
NY State Department of Education
89 Washington Avenue, Board of Regents, Room 110 EB
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-5889
Student Complaints

Student Complaint Information for Out-of-Sate Distance Learning Students
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Accreditation Agencies

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
LECOM students may contact LECOM’s regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) directly regarding an institution’s compliance with the Commission’s standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, and policies and procedures outside of a scheduled accreditation review.

1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
(267) 284-5011.
Student Complaints

Commission on Osteopathic Accreditation (COCA)
College of Medicine students may also contact the COCA directly.

Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL, 60611
(312) 202-8124
Student Complaints

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Accreditation (ACPE)
School of Pharmacy students may also contact the ACPE directly.

ACPE Board of Directors.
190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 6603-3446
(312) 664-3575
Student Complaints

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
School of Dental Medicine may also contact CODA directory.

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 6611
(312) 440-4653
Student Complaints

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