Accreditation and Approval
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.
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is recognized among accredited acupuncture schools by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the official 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.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
The Nursing Program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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.