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Accreditation and Approval

Institutional Accreditation

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. ACCSC's scope does not include the accreditation of Pacific College's doctoral program.

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Programmatic Accreditation

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Oriental medicine that offer such programs.

The Master’s Degrees – Oriental Medicine program of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - (offered at all 3 campuses) and the Acupuncture program (offered at the New York campus), as well as the Doctoral Oriental Medicine program (offered at the San Diego campus ( are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

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Private Postsecondary Education Approval (San Diego Campus)

Pacific College is approved by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education. BPPE was created for the purpose of regulating private postsecondary educational institutions that provide educational services in California. It is responsible for protecting consumers and students against fraud, misrepresentation, or other business practices at private postsecondary institutions; establishing and enforcing minimum standards for ethical business practices and the health and safety and fiscal integrity of postsecondary education institutions; and establish and enforcing minimum standards for instructional quality and institutional stability for all students in all types of private postsecondary educational and vocational institutions.

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Candidate for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (501) 748-9001. This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of four years through fall 2016. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.