Accreditation

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a private university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and recognized by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education for the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences' College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

    The AOA is the official accrediting agency for osteopathic medicine approved by the United States Department of Education and by the Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation.

    AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA)

    The AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) serves the public by establishing, maintaining and applying accreditation standards and procedures to ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by the colleges of osteopathic medicine reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine. The scope of the COCA encompasses the accreditation of the colleges of osteopathic medicine. 

    Contact Information

    The American Osteopathic Association
    142 East Ontario
    Chicago, IL 60611-2864
    1-800-621-1773
    www.osteopathic.org 

    Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

    Contact Information

    The Higher Learning Commission
    30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504
    1-800-621-744
    www.ncahlc.org