Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is proud to be fully accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association. COCA, recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), is the sole accrediting agency for predoctoral osteopathic medical education. This accreditation underscores our dedication to delivering exceptional educational programs that meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.

On April 6, 2017, ACOM was granted full accreditation by COCA, a significant milestone that reflects our ongoing commitment to upholding the established standards of osteopathic medical education.

Furthermore, on December 13, 2018, COCA granted its approval to ACOM’s request for a substantive change, specifically for a planned class size increase. This pivotal approval has enabled us to expand our matriculating class size to accommodate up to 210 students. This growth not only demonstrates our dedication to meeting the increasing demand for osteopathic medical education but also signifies our commitment to making a profound impact on the physician workforce and enhancing access to high-quality medical services.

We are also pleased to share that ACOM is also licensed as an Osteopathic Medical School to confer the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine by the Alabama Community College System, Private School Licensure Division. This licensing demonstrates our compliance with the requirements set by the division, allowing us to provide comprehensive education in the field of osteopathic medicine.

Moreover, we adhere to the City of Dothan’s requirement for yearly licensure, ensuring that we operate responsibly as a business within the city.

These esteemed credentials and licensures highlight our dedication to excellence and our continuous efforts to provide a superior learning environment for our students.


Here’s how to reach staffers from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
(312) 202-8124