CCE Reaffirms Accreditation for Sherman College’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program

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The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) notified Sherman College of Chiropractic on January 21, 2021, that it has reaffirmed accreditation of the doctor of chiropractic degree program. This marks the beginning of a new eight-year cycle of accreditation with CCE.


“Reaffirmation is business as usual in higher education, but it is nonetheless important to note that a great deal of work goes into maintaining and demonstrating compliance, and every individual on our campus plays a part,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C.


Cordero specifically thanked those who contributed to the college’s comprehensive self-study report, as well as two response reports, submitted during the reaffirmation process. “In addition to their everyday responsibilities, department heads and deans across campus collaborated broadly and rallied to address potential areas of weakness identified during the self-study process and aided in site visit preparation.”


Students also played a role in the process. Several student representatives made themselves available during the site visit, which was conducted virtually in early September 2020. This interaction with students afforded the site team an opportunity a glimpse into the student experience at Sherman College.


CCE is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of doctor of chiropractic programs. As stated on its web site, the organization’s purpose is to “promote academic excellence and to ensure the quality of chiropractic education.”


Accreditation is a status granted by the CCE to doctor of chiropractic degree programs and institutions that have demonstrated compliance with the CCE Standards. The reaffirmation process includes the college’s continuous assessment of program outcomes to determine its effectiveness in relation to its mission, goals and objectives.