The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)

Martha S. O'Connor, Ph.D., Executive Vice President
8049 North 85th Way
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258-4321
Telephone: 480-443-8877
Fax: 480-483-7333
E-Mail: [email protected]

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and its Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education as an authority on the quality of training offered by chiropractic colleges.

The purpose of the CCE, as a reputable national organization can be briefly stated as: (1) advocating high standards of quality in chiropractic education; (2) establishing criteria of institutional excellence for educating primary health care chiropractic physicians; (3) inspecting and accrediting colleges through its Commission on Accreditation; and (4) publishing lists of those institutions which conform to its standards and policies.

Certain requirements must be met before a chiropractic college is considered for evaluation. First, requirements for a standard basic curriculum must be met. Second, prescriptions are met by CCE for faculty qualifications, faculty-student ratios, library holdings, and physical governance, administration, and financial stability. Third, a student entrance requirement of a minimum of two years of college work with a prescribed science content must be maintained.

The CCE is also recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA), formerly the Council on Postsecondary Education (COPA), for programs leading to the doctor of chiropractic degree. CORPA, a private, non-profit educational association evaluates and recognizes responsible accrediting agencies in the United States.

In addition, CCE is a member of the Council of Specialized Accrediting Agencies (CSAA), and autonomous, nongovernmental accreditation agency. CSAA fosters the maintenance of high standards within the spectrum of postsecondary education.

If you have questions about chiropractic education accreditation, please send e-mail to: [email protected]