Consumer Information

Your Right to Know: HEOA Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 contains numerous federal reporting and disclosure requirements for information from various administrative ares of higher education institutions. In order to make this information readily available, the Department of Institutional Effectiveness has created this webpage which is designed to provide quick access to this data.

Below are general consumer information subject areas, which provide links to references, reports and additional details.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).

Student Information
Financial Assistance Information
Accreditation Information

Charter and Program Registration

New York Chiropractic College was granted an Absolute Charter by the New York State Board of Regents on behalf of the New York State Education Department of the University of the State of New York.

New York Chiropractic College's Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, the Master of Science degree programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Master of Science degree program in Diagnostic Imaging, the Master of Science degree program in Applied Clinical Nutrition, the Master of Science degree program in Clinical Anatomy, the Master of Science degree program in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, and the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program are registered by the New York State Education Department of the University of the State of New York.

New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Office of College and University Evaluation - www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue
Office of the Professions - www.op.nysed.gov

Regional Accreditation

New York Chiropractic College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Next scheduled evaluation site visit: 2025-26
Last Accredited: 2016
Continuously accredited since: 1985

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) - www.msche.org

Professional Accreditation

Chiropractic

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at New York Chiropractic College is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480) 443-8877.

Next scheduled evaluation site visit: 2024 
Last Reaccredited: 2016 
Continuously accredited since: 1979

Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) - www.cce-usa.org

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs of the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, (952) 212-2434; fax (952) 657-7068.

Next scheduled evaluation site visit: 2019 
Last Reaccredited: 2013 
Continuously accredited since: 2008

Accreditation Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) - www.acaom.org

Online Programs

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Approved Institution seal

New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) is an institutional member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Initiative (SARA).

Initial responsibility for the investigation and resolution of student complaints resides with the institution against which the complaint is made. NYCC's internal complaint process is located in the Student Guide and should be followed to completion.

If a person bringing a complaint is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process for handling complaints, the complaint (except for complaints about grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed, within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made, to the SARA portal entity in New York.

Students residing outside New York State who have concerns resulting from distance education courses offered by NYCC, and are unsatisfied with the outcome of the internal institutional complaint process, may contact the appropriate state agency contact listed here.

Graduation Rates

Chiropractic

  • NYCC's Doctor of Chiropractic program has a graduation rate of 85.2%. This rate represents the percentage of full-time students that entered in the Fall 2012 cohort, and earned the Doctor of Chiropractic degree from NYCC within the maximum timeframe.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

  • NYCC's Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has a graduation rate of 71.9%. This rate represents the percentage of students that entered in the Fall 2012 cohort, and earned the Master of Science in Acupuncture or Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree within the maximum timeframe.

Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition

  • NYCC's Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition program has a graduation rate of 69.0%. This rate represents the percentage of students that entered in the Fall 2014 cohort, and earned the M.S.A.C.N. degree from NYCC within the maximum timeframe.

Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction

  • NYCC's Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction program has a graduation rate of 61.5%. This rate represents the percentage of students that entered in the Fall 2014 cohort, and earned the M.S.H.A.P.I. degree from NYCC within the maximum timeframe.

Credit Hour Policy

Loan Default Rates

NYCC's 2013 Federal Stafford loan three year cohort default rate is 0.5%.

National Board Scores

NBCE Board Scores

NBCE National Board Results *
2016-2017
  NBCE Part I
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 152 114 75% 72%
2016 149 103 69% 70%
2 Year Total 301 217 72% 71%
  NBCE Part II
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 136 102 75% 73%
2016 140 100 71% 71%
2 Year Total 276 202 73% 72%
  NBCE Part III
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 154 127 83% 82%
2016 169 135 80% 78%
2 Year Total 323 262 81.5% 80%
  NBCE Part IV
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 159 142 89% 88%
2016 156 139 89% 91%
2 Year Total 315 281 89% 89.5%
  NBCE Physiotherapy
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 113 105 93% 89%
2016 147 138 94% 88%
2 Year Total 260 243 93.5% 88.5%

In keeping with the CCE Policy 56 requiring public disclosure of student performance, DCPs must disclose up-to-date results of student performance on national board examinations on the program website. Each program shall post annual and an overall weighted average of the four (4) most recent years' NBCE Parts I, II, III, and IV Exam success rates.

Calendar Year
(Last 4 years)
Number of Graduates Attempting Any or All Parts (I, II, III, IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation * Number of Graduates Passing All Parts (I, II, III, IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation * Percentage of Graduates Passing All Parts (I, II, III, IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation *
2013 172 145 84.3%
2014 173 142 82.1%
2015 161 136 84.5%
2016 161 132 82.0%
Total 667 555 83.2%

Weighted Average

* Note: The chart reflects all NYCC students sitting for sections of the exams, including those individuals who may not be required to take the US NBCE Examination

NCCAOM Board Scores

NCCAOM National Board Results
2015-2017
  Acupuncture
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 17 15 88.2% 79.4%
2016 24 21 87.5% 75.9%
2015 20 18 90.0% 79.8%
3 Year Total 61 54 88.5% 78.4%
  Biomedicine
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 11 8 72.7% 74.5%
2016 18 10 55.6% 73.5%
2015 18 18 100.0% 72.3%
3 Year Total 47 36 76.6% 73.4%
  Chinese Herbology
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 7 6 85.7% 83.9%
2016 9 8 88.9% 78.8%
2015 9 8 88.9% 80.2%
3 Year Total 25 22 88.0% 81.0%
  Foundations of Oriental Medicine
NYCC US Colleges
# Tested # Passed Pass Rate
2017 16 14 87.5% 79.1%
2016 24 22 91.7% 78.0%
2015 19 18 94.7% 78.1%
3 Year Total 59 54 91.5% 78.4%