Institutional Effectiveness

“I loved my experience at AOMA. I felt confident to start my practice directly out of school. The demanding course load and wonderfully patient, knowledgeable, staff, were excellent preparation to begin my private practice which focuses on populations with little to no financial access to health care.” ~ AOMA Alumni (2017 REEGS Survey)

The Department of Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership and assistance in ongoing, institution-wide assessment for the purpose of continuous improvement of AOMA’s academic programs and administrative services. The table below provides quick reference to facts about the acupuncture school.



Current Results

2017 Growth in Overall Student Enrollment

Compared with 2016, AOMA experienced a 31% increase in student enrollment in 2017.

2017 Student Retention Rates by Program


MAcOM – 92%

DAOM – 91%

DAcOM – 100%

2017 Faculty Retention Rate 100% Faculty Retention
MAcOM On-Time Completion Rates

Of students graduated between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, 76% completed 
the MAcOM within four years and three months.

Of the AOMA students who graduated between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, 76% completed 
the MAcOM program within four years and three months.

3-Year Rolling     Graduation Rate

For three years of MAcOM cohorts entering July 2009 through January 2012, gradution rate is 65%.

This is based on completion within 150% of the four-year program (six years from time of entry).

Performance on NCCAOM board exams

Licensure rates


2017: 90.4% of graduates licensed within one 1 year.*

2017: 94% of graduates licensed within 2 years.

96.4% licensed*

*Data from AOMA 2017 Alumni Survey (15% response rate)


Diane Stanley
Coordinator, Student Services and Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: 512-492-3003