Brick wall with three busts behind purple flowers


The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa; Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, Florida; and Palmer College of Chiropractic West, in San Jose, California is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 10105 E. Via Linda, Suite 103 – 3642, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480)443-8877, Website:

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Main, Florida and West campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC can be contacted at:

Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Phone: 800-621-7440

The College is approved for training of veterans under Title 38 of the United States Code, by the Iowa State Department of Public Instruction of Veterans Affairs, and by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs for the Veterans Administration of the United States. The College is approved by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service for attendance by non-immigrant students.

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:

Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll-free: 888-224-6684

Palmer College of Chiropractic is exempt from State of Iowa registration requirements for postsecondary institutions under Iowa Code Section 261B.11, subsection 10; however, the College has voluntarily registered the Davenport, Iowa Campus with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission as part of the Commission-approved interstate reciprocity agreement (SARA) application process. In accordance with Iowa Code, the Main Campus has adopted the following policies:

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

Physical or Sexual Abuse of Children

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s San Jose, California Campus is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program in accordance with the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.
BPPE Website

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about the College’s San Jose, Calif., campus with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 888-370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website:

The Iowa College Student Aid Commission and NC-SARA require that students have access to several systems to resolve complaints. To report a complaint, students should first review the College’s complaint process.

If the student wishes to contact the state regarding a complaint, please use the following resources.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission or at 877-272-4456


State Authorization for Out-of-State Preceptorships/Field Training and Other Operations

Federal and state regulations require that all institutions of higher education comply with existing state laws regarding operational presence and distance learning. These regulations are continuously evolving and, Palmer College of Chiropractic makes every effort to maintain compliance. As a condition of authorization in specific states, Palmer College of Chiropractic is required to post-consumer contact information for respective state authorizing agencies. This information can be accessed via the link provided.  State Disclosure Document

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Pursuant to federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43, Palmer College of Chiropractic must provide students with up-to-date information regarding the requirements for obtaining a state chiropractic license. This information is also provided to new students during the admissions process. Palmer’s Doctor of Chiropractic program meets the requirements for licensure in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The following states and territories require students to have a bachelor’s degree, in addition to a D.C. degree, to obtain a license.

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Puerto Rico*
  • Rhode Island*
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia*
  • Wisconsin
  • US Virgin Islands

*Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculating into the D.C. program.

All international students are strongly encouraged to check the credentialing requirements in the country where they intend to practice.

College Financial Information

Certain financial information pertaining to the Palmer College of Chiropractic budget and other finances is available to the public. Certain types of this information may be obtained through the office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration at:

Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803

Information Disclosure List

Pursuant to 34CFR Part 668-Student Assistance General Provisions (United States Department of Education), the following information is available to current students and employees, prospective students, potential employees and the general public.

  • 668.42 Financial assistance information
  • 668.43 Institutional information
  • 668.45 Information on completion or graduation rates
  • 668.46 Institutional security policies and crime statistics
  • Financial assistance information is available through the Office of Financial Planning.
  • Institutional information may be found in the Palmer College of Chiropractic Catalog.
  • Information on completion or graduate rates is available through the Student Administrative Services Office.
  • Institutional security policies and crime statistics are available through the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information is available in the Student Handbook.

A notice of the availability of this information is annually distributed to enrolled students pursuant to 34CFR 99.7, which sets forth the notification requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.