The UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry has been granted the accreditation classification of “Accredited” effective March 20, 2013 by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 63141. The classification of “Accredited” indicates that the program generally meets the ACOE standards for accreditation. The Council finds the UIWRSO to be in full compliance with all of the ACOE standards.
As stated on the ACOE website, both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation recognize the ACOE as a reliable authority concerning the quality of education of the programs the Council accredits. ACOE accreditation means the programs that have attained accredited status:
- Meet the Council’s standards of educational effectiveness; and
- Show a demonstrated commitment to quality assessment and improvement
The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of the Incarnate Word.