The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) received a status of pre-accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) in 2016.

COCA is the only accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) for accrediting institutions regarding pre-doctoral education of osteopathic physicians in the United States. COCA establishes, maintains and applies accreditation standards and procedures to ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by colleges of osteopathic medicine reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine.

The address and phone number of the COCA are:

Secretary, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
American Osteopathic Association
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-202-8124
Fax: 312-202-8209

Complaints regarding COCA Accreditation Standards can be registered through the following link:

BCOM is licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED). The Private Postsecondary Division of the NMHED is responsible for the oversight and authorization of private postsecondary institutions operating in New Mexico. NMHED’s process for authorizing private postsecondary institutions can be found on the NMHED website:

Students wishing to file a complaint related to state licensure should register their complaint through the Director of Accreditation. If the complainant is not satisfied, the complaint can be registered through the contact information below:

New Mexico Higher Education Department
Private Post Secondary Schools Division
2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4
Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 476-8400