Institutional Accreditation

Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees.  Lincoln Memorial University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.  Questions about the accreditation of Lincoln Memorial University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Professional College 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).

The most recent accreditation review and site visit took place August 2022.  The COCA granted LMU-DCOM Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome on December 9, 2022.  LMU-DCOM was found to be in compliance with all standards and all elements were met. For schools with this status, accreditation will be granted for ten years. Monitoring is conducted through submission of the COCA annual report and the mid-cycle report that is due in year five.

Additional information on accreditation can be found at .

American Osteopathic Association
Commision on Osteopathic College Accreditation 
142 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2864 
Phone: (312) 202-8124

Accreditation Grievances

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/or the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Students may file a complaint or grievance withour fear of retaliation.  Retaliation (in any form) towards students filing complaint(s) or grievance(s) is strictly prohibited.  

Accreditation Standard Complaint Form and Procedures