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University Regional Accreditation

Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award (associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialists, and doctorate degrees). Questions about the accreditation of Lincoln Memorial University may be directed in writing to the Southern colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


Statement of Accreditation

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) to offer an academic program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. The degree is conferred by the Board of Trustees of LMU on those candidates recommended by the faculty of LMU-DCOM. COCA is the only accrediting agency for predoctoral osteopathic medical education and is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).

Following the most recent accreditation review and site visit in early 2018, LMU-DCOM was found to be compliant with 57 of 61 elements and reaccredited by the COCA through 2022. In accordance with the newly established rubric developed by the COCA, LMU-DCOM was granted continuing accreditation with heightened monitoring. LMU-DCOM submitted a progress report November 1, 2018 and COCA accepted the progress report without amendments and all standards were met. COCA has also granted LMU-DCOM approval for an additional location and class size increase in Knoxville, TN starting Fall 2019.

Additional information on accreditation can be found at .

142 East Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
800.621.1773, ext. 8048


Confidential Complaints Regarding Accreditation Standards:

LMU-DCOM wishes to comply and exceed all standards to achieve and maintain accreditation from Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. If faculty, staff, students, and the public have concerns or complaints regarding a violation(s) of an accreditation standard(s) or procedure(s) against LMU-DCOM or COCA, written complaint(s) may be sent directly to the Dean's office or directly to AOA COCA toward adjudication and resolution. Individuals may file a confidential complaint directly with the COCA and the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine without fear of retaliation

Accreditation Standard Complaint Form and Procedures