Accreditation Council on Optometric Education - (ACOE)

Professional optometric degree programs (doctoral level), optometric technician programs,(associate degree and certificate level), and optometric residency programs (postdoctoral level) in the United States and Canada. (2012)

Please refer to the USDE website for their Recognized Scope of Accreditation here (https://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html?src=more)

Recognized by

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • U.S. Department of Education (USDE)
Joyce L. Urbeck
Director

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The institutions (programs) listed here have been accredited as of January 2018, as reported by the accrediting organization. As information about institutions (programs) that have obtained or lost their accreditation subsequent to this date has become available and verified, these institutions (programs) have been added or deleted.

CHEA Profile Accredited Program City State / Territory / Province
Department of The Air Force Optometric Technician Program JB Ft. Sam Houston TX
Ferris State University Professional Optometric Degree Big Rapids MI
Illinois College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree * Chicago IL
Indiana University Professional Optometric Degree Bloomington IN
Inter American University of Puerto Rico Professional Optometric Degree Bayamon PR
Madison Area Technical College Optometric Technician Program Madison WI
MCPHS University Professional Optometric Degree Worcester MA
Midwestern University Professional Optometric Degree Glendale AZ
Midwestern University Professional Optometric Degree Downers Grove IL
New England College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree * Boston MA
Northeastern State University Professional Optometric Degree Tahlequah OK
Nova Southeastern University Professional Optometric Degree Ft. Lauderdale FL
Pacific University Professional Optometric Degree Forest Grove OR
Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University Professional Optometric Degree Elkins Park PA
Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University Professional Optometric Degree * Fullerton CA
Southern College of Optometry Professional Optometric Degree * Memphis TN
State University of New York Professional Optometric Degree New York NY
The Ohio State University Professional Optometric Degree Columbus OH
University of Alabama at Birmingham Professional Optometric Degree Birmingham AL
University of California, Berkeley Professional Optometric Degree Berkeley CA
University of Houston Professional Optometric Degree Houston TX
University of Missouri, St. Louis Professional Optometric Degree St. Louis MO
University of Montreal Professional Optometric Degree Montreal QC
University of Pikeville Professional Optometric Degree Pikeville KY
University of the Incarnate Word Professional Optometric Degree San Antonio TX
University of Waterloo Professional Optometric Degree Waterloo ON
Western University of Health Sciences Professional Optometric Degree Pomona CA

* Indicates a free-standing, single purpose program.

**Indicates Candidate only.

***Indicates Applicant only.