U.S. Acupuncture School Rankings
|1||Oregon College of Oriental Medicine||Portland||OR||4.1|
|2||Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine||Santa Monica||CA||4.05|
|3||New England School of Acupuncture||Newton||MA||3.83|
|4||AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine||Austin||TX||3.7|
|5||National College of Natural Medicine||Portland||OR||3.67|
|6||Five Branches University: Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine||San Jose,|
|7||American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine||San Francisco||CA||3.62|
|8||Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego||San Diego||CA||3.6|
|10-Tie||Maryland University of Integrative Health||Laurel||MD||3.52|
|10-Tie||Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine||Seattle||WA||3.52|
|12||Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – New York||New York||NY||3.33|
|13||Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine||Gainsville||FL||3.22|
|14||Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College||Seneca Falls||NY||3.2|
|15-Tie||College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University||Bloomington||MN||3.16|
|15-Tie||Daoist Traditions College Of Chinese Medical Arts||Ashville||NC||3.16|
|15-Tie||Texas Health and Science University||Austin||TX||3.16|
|18-Tie||Midwest College of Oriental Medicine – Chicago, IL||Chicago||IL||3.05|
|18-Tie||Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – Chicago||Chicago||IL||3.05|
|18-Tie||Tri-State College of Acupuncture||New York||NY||3.05|
|21||Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine||Ft Lauderdale||FL||3.0|
|22-Tie||Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine||Denver||CO||2.95|
|22-Tie||South Baylo University - Anaheim, CA||Anaheim||CA||2.95|
|24||Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine||Los Angeles||CA||2.9
|25||Southern California University Of Health Sciences||Whittier||CA||2.89|
|26-Tie||Florida College of Integrative Medicine||Orlando||FL||2.79|
|26-Tie||Southwest Acupuncture College – Boulder||Boulder||CO||2.79|
|26-Tie||Southwest Acupuncture College - Santa Fe||Santa Fe||NM||2.79|
|29||Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College , Berkeley||Berkley||CA||2.75|
|30||Southwest Acupuncture College – Albuquerque||Albuquerque||NM||2.72|
|31||University of Bridgeport||Bridgeport||CT||2.7|
|32||National University Of Health Sciences||Lombard||IL||2.61|
|33||WON Institute of Graduate Studies||Glenside||PA||2.58|
|34-Tie||Han University of Traditional Medicine||Tucson||AZ||2.26|
|34-Tie||Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture||Phoenix||AZ||2.26|
|36||Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine||Tucson||AZ||2.22|
|37||American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine||Houston||TX||2.11|
|38||New York College of Health Professions||Syosset||NY||2.11|
|39||Academy for Five Element Acupuncture||Gainsville||FL||2.05|
|Rank Not Published||Alhambra Medical University||Alhambra||CA|
|Rank Not Published||Dongguk University - Los Angeles||Los Angeles||CA|
|Rank Not Published||Southern California University (SOMA)||Los Angeles||CA|
|Unranked||Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences||Oakland||CA|
|Unranked||Acupuncture & Massage College||Miami||FL|
|Unranked||American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine||Roseville||MN|
|Unranked||American Institute of Alternative Medicine||Columbus||OH|
|Unranked||East West College of Natural Medicine||Sarasota||FL|
|Unranked||Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine||Montclair||NJ|
|Unranked||Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine||Honolulu||HI|
|Unranked||Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture||Louisville||CO|
|Unranked||Jung Tao School Of Classical Chinese Medicine||Sugar Grove||NC|
|Unranked||Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Racine, WI||Racine||WI|
|Unranked||New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine||Mineola||NY|
|Unranked||University of East West Medicine||Sunnyvale||CA|
|Unranked||World Medicine Institute||Honolulu||HI|
The Best Acupuncture Schools rankings of the best acupuncture schools in the United States are based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to acupuncture school deans, other administrators and/or faculty at academic institutions accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). For the 2015 survey, there were 52 responses to 93 surveys sent out. The survey was conducted in the spring of 2015.
Survey participants were asked to rate each school with which they are familiar on a scale of Outstanding (5), Strong (4), Good (3), Average (2), Marginal (1). If a school was not known by the responder they were asked to respond with “Don’t Know.”
All ACAOM accredited schools were offered for rating.
The criteria rated were
- Quality of academic curriculum, faculty and comprehensiveness of the program. Consider the program’s components in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, herbal medicine and western medicine.
- Quality of clinical education, including quality of the faculty, clinic, the herbal pharmacy, clinical externships and clinical community service opportunities.
This survey format closely follows the survey format that U.S. News and World Report uses to rate pharmacy schools, occupational therapy schools, physical therapy schools, veterinary medicine schools and other Health Schools.
Schools in the rankings are numerically ranked down to a peer assessment score of greater than or equal to 2.0 (adequate).
Schools with scores less than 2.0 are listed in alphabetical order as Rank Not Published. Rank Not Published means that a ranking score for that school was calculated but because the score was below the 2.0 (adequate) cutoff we decided not to publish the ranking for that school. Schools receiving Rank Not Published may contact us to receive their numerical ranking score.
Unranked means that a numerical ranking score was not calculated for that school. We require that a school receive a score other than “Don’t Know” by at least 25% of the survey respondents. Schools marked as Unranked are listed alphabetically and listed below those marked as Rank Not Published.
Disclaimer: The rankings shown on this page are based on peer assessments and may or may not reflect the actual “excellence” or “marginalness” of a school.