KYCOM is part of the University of Pikeville, which was established in 1889 as a small Presbyterian college located in Pikeville, Ky. The University of Pikeville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and professional (D.O.) degrees. Any questions about the accreditation of the University of Pikeville may be directed to the Commission on Colleges at 404.679.4500 or to 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097. Additionally, inquiries may be made to the University of Pikeville at 606.218.5250 or to 147 Sycamore Street, Pikeville, Kentucky 41501. Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine has been granted accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). This body is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for colleges educating osteopathic physicians and surgeons. Further information about the COCA accreditation process can be obtained at

KYCOM received approval from COCA to increase class size to 135 beginning with the Class of 2016 that began July 30, 2012.

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