American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education


Established in 1923 and officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is a national specialized accreditation agency for occupational therapy educational programs in the United States, Puerto Rico, and internationally, offering one or more of the following credentials for the occupational therapist: professional master’s degree, combined baccalaureate/master’s degree, and/or professional occupational therapy doctorate degree. In addition, ACOTE accredits occupational therapy assistant baccalaureate-degree-level and associate-degree-level educational programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, including via distance education.

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Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); U.S. Department of Education

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Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

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Members or Accredited Institutions

Institutions with AOTA-ACOTE accredited programs (August 2019)
Please visit the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education website for an up-to-date list of institutions with accredited programs.

1) A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ
2) Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
3) AdventHealth University, Orlando, FL
4) Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
5) Albany State University - West Campus, Albany, GA
6) Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD
7) Allen College, Waterloo, IA
8) Alvernia University, Reading, PA
9) Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX
10) American Career College - Orange County Campus, Anaheim, CA
11) American International College, Springfield, MA
12) Ameritech College of Healthcare, Draper, UT
13) Anoka Technical College, Anoka, MN
14) Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Jonesboro, AR
15) Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus, Ozark, AR
16) Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, NC
17) Augusta Technical College, Augusta, GA
18) Augusta University, Augusta, GA
19) Austin Community College, Austin, TX
20) Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, Flint, MI
21) Baker College of Allen Park, Allen Park, MI
22) Baker College of Muskegon, Muskegon, MI
23) Baker College of Owosso, Owosso, MI
24) Baptist Health College Little Rock/UA-Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock, AR
25) Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
26) Bates Technical College, Tacoma, WA
27) Bay Path University, East Longmeadow, MA
28) Belmont University, Nashville, TN
29) Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, LA
30) Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College), Boston, MA
31) Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
32) Brenau University, North Atlanta-Norcross Campus, Norcross, GA
33) Brightwood Career Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
34) Bristol Community College, New Bedford, MA
35) Brunel University London, Uxbridge, GB-LND
36) Bryant & Stratton College - Eastlake Campus, Solon, OH
37) Bryant & Stratton College - Greece Campus, Rochester, NY
38) Bryant & Stratton College - Syracuse Campus, Syracuse, NY
39) Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa Campus, Wauwatosa, WI
40) Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Concord, NC
41) Caddo Kiowa Technology Center/Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Fort Cobb, OK
42) California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
43) Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC
44) Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
45) Casper College, Casper, WY
46) Cayuga Community College - Fulton Campus, Fulton, NY
47) CBD College, Los Angeles, CA
48) Central Community College, Grand Island Campus, Grand Island, NE
49) Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO
50) Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA
51) Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
52) Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
53) Chattahoochee Technical College, Canton, GA
54) Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
55) Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH
56) Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
57) Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
58) College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE
59) College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
60) Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
61) Columbia University, New York, NY
62) Community College of Allegheny County - Boyce Campus, Monroeville, PA
63) Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville, Catonsville, MD
64) Community College of Rhode Island, Newport, RI
65) Concorde Career College - Memphis, Memphis, TN
66) Concorde Career Institute - Miramar, Miramar, FL
67) Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
68) Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (UA Cossatot), Ashdown, AR
69) Cox College, Springfield, MO
70) Creighton University, Omaha, NE
71) Crowder College - Webb City, Webb City, MO
72) Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
73) Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI
74) Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL
75) Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
76) Delaware Technical Community College, George Campus, Wilmington, DE
77) Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, DE
78) Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA
79) Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY
80) Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
81) Drake University, Des Moines, IA
82) Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
83) Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC
84) D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
85) East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
86) Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
87) Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
88) Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell, Roswell, NM
89) Eastern Virginia Career College, Fredericksburg, VA
90) Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA
91) Eastwick College, Ramsey, NJ
92) EHOVE Adult Career Center/Lorain County Community College, Milan, OH
93) Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
94) Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
95) Emory and Henry College - Marion Campus, Marion, VA
96) Erie Community College, Williamsville, NY
97) Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
98) Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
99) Florida International University, Miami, FL
100) Fox College, Bedford Park, IL
101) Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
102) Gannon University, Erie, PA
103) Gannon University - Florida Campus, Ruskin, FL
104) Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
105) Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
106) Governors State University, University Park, IL
107) Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
108) Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
109) Green River College, Auburn, WA
110) Greenville Technical College, Benson Campus, Greenville, SC
111) Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
112) Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA
113) Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA
114) Herzing University, St. Louis Park, MN
115) Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
116) Holmes Community College, Ridgeland Campus, Ridgeland, MS
117) Houston Community College, Houston, TX
118) Howard University, Washington, DC
119) Huertas College, Caguas, PR
120) Huntington University, Fort Wayne, IN
121) Husson University, Bangor, ME
122) Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
123) Illinois Central College - Peoria Campus, Peoria, IL
124) Indian Capital Technology Center/Connors State College, Muskogee, OK
125) Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, IA
126) Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
127) Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
128) Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
129) Itawamba Community College, Tupelo Campus, Tupelo, MS
130) Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
131) Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN
132) James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
133) Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
134) Jefferson College - Hillsboro, Hillsboro, MO
135) Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville, KY
136) Kean University, Hillside, NJ
137) Keiser University - Daytona Beach Campus, Daytona Beach, FL
138) Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
139) Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale Campus, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
140) Keiser University - Ft. Myers, Fort Myers, FL
141) Keiser University - Jacksonville Campus, Jacksonville, FL
142) Keiser University - Melbourne Campus, Melbourne, FL
143) Keiser University - Miami Campus, Miami, FL
144) Keiser University - Orlando Campus, Orlando, FL
145) Keiser University - Pembroke Pines Campus, Pembroke Pines, FL
146) Keiser University - Tallahassee Campus, Tallahassee, FL
147) Keiser University - Tampa Campus, Tampa, FL
148) Keiser University - West Palm Beach Campus, West Palm Beach, FL
149) Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield, ME
150) Kent State University at Ashtabula, Ashtabula, OH
151) Kent State University at East Liverpool, East Liverpool, OH
152) Kettering College, Beavercreek, OH
153) Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
154) Kirkwood Community College - Linn County Regional Center, Hiawatha, IA
155) LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
156) Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD
157) Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, WA
158) Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX
159) Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
160) Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
161) Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC
162) Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL
163) Lincoln College of New England, Southington, CT
164) Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL
165) Linn-Benton Community College - Healthcare Occupations Center, Lebanon, OR
166) Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
167) Lone Star College - Kingwood, Kingwood, TX
168) Lone Star College - Tomball, Tomball, TX
169) Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
170) Louisiana State University Health New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
171) Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
172) Macomb Community College, Warren, MI
173) Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
174) Madisonville Community College, Madisonville, KY
175) Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
176) Maria College, Albany, NY
177) Marion Technical College, Marion, OH
178) Mary Baldwin University, Fishersville, VA
179) Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
180) McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
181) McLennan Community College, Waco, TX
182) MCPHS University - Manchester Campus, Manchester, NH
183) Medical Education and Training Campus/University of the Incarnate Word, Fort Sam Houston, TX
184) Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
185) Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
186) Mercyhurst University, North East, PA
187) Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
188) Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley, Kansas City, MO
189) MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
190) Middle Georgia State University, Cochran, GA
191) Midwestern University - Downers Grove Campus, Downers Grove, IL
192) Midwestern University - Glendale Campus, Glendale, AZ
193) Milligan College, Milligan College, TN
194) Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI
195) Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
196) Missouri Health Professions Consortium, Columbia, MO
197) Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
198) Mott Community College, Fenton, MI
199) Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI
200) Murray State College, Tishomingo, OK
201) Nashville State Community College, Nashville, TN
202) National American University - Centennial Campus, Centennial, CO
203) National American University Independence Campus, Independence, MO
204) Navarro College - Midlothian Campus, Midlothian, TX
205) Navarro College-Corsicana Campus, Corsicana, TX
206) Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
207) Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha, NE
208) Neosho County Community College, Ottawa Campus, Ottawa, KS
209) New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI
210) New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
211) New York University, New York, NY
212) Newman University, Wichita, KS
213) North Central State College, Mansfield, OH
214) North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND
215) North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA
216) Northeastern State University - Muskogee Campus, Muskogee, OK
217) Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ
218) Northern Virginia Community College, Springfield, VA
219) Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN
220) Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
221) Nova Southeastern University - Tampa, Tampa, FL
222) Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
223) Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK
224) Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY
225) Owens Community College, Toledo, OH
226) Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO
227) Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR
228) Panola College, Carthage, TX
229) Parker University, Dallas, TX
230) Parkland College, Champaign, IL
231) Pearl River Community College, Hattiesburg, MS
232) Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
233) Pennsylvania State University - Berks Campus, Reading, PA
234) Pennsylvania State University - DuBois Campus, DuBois, PA
235) Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto Campus, Mont Alto, PA
236) Pennsylvania State University - Shenango Campus, Sharon, PA
237) Piedmont Technical College - Newberry Campus, Newberry, SC
238) Pima Medical Institute - Denver, Denver, CO
239) Pima Medical Institute - El Paso, El Paso, TX
240) Pima Medical Institute - Houston, Houston, TX
241) Pima Medical Institute - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
242) Pima Medical Institute - Mesa, Mesa, AZ
243) Pima Medical Institute - Tucson, Tucson, AZ
244) Pima Medical Institute -Renton, Renton, WA
245) Pitt Community College, Greenville, NC
246) Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL
247) Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO
248) Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
249) Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
250) Radford University, Radford, VA
251) Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ
252) Regis College, Weston, MA
253) Remington College - Orlando, Lake Mary, FL
254) Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
255) River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH
256) Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge, TN
257) Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
258) Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
259) Ross College in Hopkinsville, Hopkinsville, KY
260) Ross College in Quad Cities, Bettendorf, IA
261) Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC
262) Rush University, Chicago, IL
263) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Scotch Plains, NJ
264) Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
265) Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
266) Sage Colleges, Troy, NY
267) Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
268) Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
269) Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
270) Salem State University, Salem, MA
271) Salt Lake Community College, West Jordan, UT
272) Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
273) Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA
274) San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
275) San Juan College, Farmington, NM
276) Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA
277) Seton Hall University, Nutley, NJ
278) Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH
279) Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
280) Shenandoah University - Northern Virginia Campus, Leesburg, VA
281) Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
282) South Arkansas Community College, El Dorado, AR
283) South College - Asheville, Asheville, NC
284) South Suburban College of Cook County, South Holland, IL
285) South Texas College, McAllen, TX
286) South University - Columbia, Columbia, SC
287) South University - Richmond, Glen Allen, VA
288) South University - Tampa, Tampa, FL
289) South University - Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
290) South University - West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, FL
291) Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market, Herrin, IL
292) Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, VA
293) Southwest Virginia Community College at Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA
294) Southwestern Community College - Jackson/Sylva Campus, Sylva, NC
295) Spalding University, Louisville, KY
296) Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
297) Springfield College, Springfield, MA
298) Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
299) St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
300) St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
301) St. Catherine University - Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
302) St. Charles Community College, Dardenne Prairie, MO
303) St. Louis College of Health Careers, County Campus, Fenton, MO
304) St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
305) St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
306) St. Philip's College, San Antonio, TX
307) Stanbridge University, Irvine, CA
308) Stark State College, North Canton, OH
309) State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Bradenton, FL
310) State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
311) Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
312) Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
313) Stony Brook University - Southampton, Southampton, NY
314) Suffolk County Community College - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY
315) Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
316) Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
317) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
318) Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
319) Texas Woman's University, Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center, Dallas, TX
320) Texas Woman's University, Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center, Houston, TX
321) The Praxis Institute - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL
322) The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
323) Thomas Jefferson University - Center City Campus, Philadelphia, PA
324) Thomas Jefferson University - Center City, Philadelphia Campus, Philadelphia, PA
325) Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls Campus, Philadelphia, PA
326) Thomas Jefferson University/Philadelphia University - Bucks County, Pennsylvania Campus, Trevose, PA
327) Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus, Virginia Beach, VA
328) Touro College, Bay Shore, NY
329) Touro College - Manhattan, New York, NY
330) Touro University Nevada, Henderson, NV
331) Towson University, Towson, MD
332) Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC
333) Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
334) Tufts University, Medford, MA
335) Tulsa Community College, Metro Campus, Tulsa, OK
336) Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
337) Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX
338) University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
339) University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
340) University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
341) University of Charleston - Beckley, Beckley, WV
342) University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
343) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
344) University of Hawaii/Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI
345) University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
346) University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
347) University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
348) University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
349) University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
350) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
351) University of Minnesota, Rochester Campus, Rochester, MN
352) University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
353) University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
354) University of New England, Portland, ME
355) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
356) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
357) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
358) University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
359) University of North Dakota at Casper College, Casper, WY
360) University of Oklahoma at Schusterman Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK
361) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
362) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
363) University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR
364) University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
365) University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
366) University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
367) University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
368) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
369) University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
370) University of Southern Maine at Lewiston-Auburn College, Lewiston, ME
371) University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Austin Campus, Austin, TX
372) University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - California Campus, San Marcos, CA
373) University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Florida Campus, St. Augustine, FL
374) University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Miami Campus, Coral Gables, FL
375) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
376) University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
377) University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
378) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
379) University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
380) University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX
381) University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
382) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
383) University of Washington, Seattle, WA
384) University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
385) University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
386) University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
387) Utica College, Utica, NY
388) Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY
389) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
390) Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL
391) Walsh University, North Canton, OH
392) Walters State Community College - Greeneville Campus, Greeneville, TN
393) Washburn University, Topeka, KS
394) Washington University, St. Louis, MO
395) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
396) Weatherford College, Mineral Wells, TX
397) Wesley College, Dover, DE
398) West Coast University - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
399) West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
400) Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
401) Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids Campus, Grand Rapids, MI
402) Western Technical College, LaCrosse, WI
403) Winston Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
404) Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Ashland Campus, Ashland, WI
405) Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
406) Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury, MD
407) Wright College, Chicago, IL
408) Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
409) York College, The City University of New York, Jamaica, NY
410) Zane State College, Zanesville, OH

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