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.
The professional Master's and Doctoral degree programs of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM's current scope of recognition does not include doctoral program reviews.
Private Postsecondary Education Accreditation
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.