Palmer College underwent a comprehensive evaluation
visit May 11-14, 2009, by a team
representing The Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools.
Palmer’s Davenport Campus has been
accredited by the Commission since
1984 and the Florida Campus since
2004. Palmer’s West Campus was evaluated
for initial regional accreditation
during the May site visit.
The Higher Learning Commission is one of
six accrediting agencies in the United States
that provides institutional accreditation on
a regional basis. The Commission accredits
approximately 1,100 institutions of higher
education in a 19-state region, and is recognized
by the U.S. Department of Education.
More than 18 months prior to submitting the
final document in March 2009, Palmer College
of Chiropractic was engaged in a process of
self-study, addressing the Commission’s
requirements and criteria for accreditation.
To see the final NCA Self-Study document, go
to: http://w3.palmer.edu/nca_ self_study/.
The evaluation team conducted the site
visit to gather evidence that the selfstudy
was thorough and accurate. The
team makes a recommendation to the
Commission regarding a continuing
status for the College. Following a
review process, the Commission itself
will take the final action. For more
information on the NCA accreditation,
watch for further stories in Palmer
Highlights and on Palmer News Online.