The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education has awarded the professional optometric degree programs below one of the following classifications. For additional information, visit the ACOE website at www.theacoe.org
A preaccreditation classification granted to a program that has clearly demonstrated it is developing in accordance with Council standards. The program has approval to begin student recruitment, selection and admissions, and to begin offering the program.
A classification granted to a program that generally meets the standards for accreditation.
A classification granted to a program with major deficiencies or weaknesses with reference to the standards of accreditation. This classification indicates that the educational effectiveness of the program is in jeopardy. Currently, no programs are Accredited with Conditions.