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.

    Credit Hour Policy

    Loan Default Rates

    NYCC's 2014 Federal Stafford loan three year cohort default rate is 0.8%.