Who We Are
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association, which is authorized to accredit colleges of osteopathic medicine by the U.S. Department of Education. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is one of six regional accreditors in the United States. It accredits degree granting post-secondary educational institutions in 10 states in the North Central region.
The Heritage College underwent its seven year comprehensive accreditation visit by the COCA, November 3-7, 2014. The COCA inspection team visited both the Athens and Dublin campuses. The College met all 96 standards, received two commendations, and is fully accredited through the fall of 2021.
The Executive Dean implemented a formal/structured self-study process to assist in preparation for this recent comprehensive accreditation visit and to support continuous improvement efforts across the College. Integral to the self-study process and continuous improvement efforts has been the creation of a Self-Study Accreditation Team consisting of faculty, staff, and students. This team provides oversight to the self-study process.
The Heritage College Cleveland campus underwent a successful focused site visit by the COCA on November 4-6, 2015. The College met all standards reviewed and received one commendation. Likewise, the Dublin campus had a successful Year 3 focused site visit by the COCA on October 13-14, 2016. The College met all standards reviewed and received two commendations.
- Information on Graduate Medical Education (GME) accreditation
- COCA Standards Effective JULY 1, 2019 [PDF]
- OU Institutional Accreditation
- HERITAGE COLLEGE OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION (OIAA)
- Student Complaints Regarding Non-Compliance with AOA Accreditation Standards
- Self-Study Accreditation Team's Collaboration Platform