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Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

The College is accredited through the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the AOA, which is the only accrediting agency for predoctoral osteopathic medical education, and is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). On April 21, 2007, VCOM was granted full accreditation from the COCA.

» Further information about the COCA accreditation process can be obtained via: www.aoacoca.org

State Council of Higher Education of Virginia

VCOM maintains certification from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to offer a doctoral degree in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

» Further information about SCHEV certification process can be obtained via: www.schev.edu

In addition, students and prospective students may find the information resources of the SCHEV of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program.

» VCOM's SCHEV Profile

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: (803) 737-2260.

On January 7, 2010, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education approved an initial licensure for five years to VCOM to establish a branch in Spartanburg, South Carolina and to offer an educational program leading to the doctor of osteopathic medicine. Licensure by SCCHE indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of any school’s quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

» Further information about the South Carolina licensing process can be obtained via: www.che.sc.gov

Board of Governors, The University of North Carolina

In North Carolina, VCOM currently operates third and fourth year education only. VCOM received a regular permit for licensure from The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to operate third and/or fourth year core rotations on a regular basis in the state of North Carolina. This license was granted on June 13, 2008. As part of the licensure requirement, VCOM holds a Guaranty Bond for prepaid tuition for those students who train in the third and/or fourth years in North Carolina. A copy of this bond is accessible in VCOM's Finance Department and may be reviewed upon request.

» Further information about the North Carolina licensure process can be obtained by emailing Terrence R. Scarborough, Assistant Director for Licensure at trscarborough [at] northcarolina.edu

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

VCOM received a Certificate of Approval to offer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in the State of Alabama in April 2013.

» For more information about the ACHE visit their website at: www.ache.state.al.us

Alabama Department on Postsecondary Education

VCOM received a Private School License through the ADPE to offer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in the State of Alabama in July 2014.

» For more information about the ADPE visit their website at: www.accs.cc