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

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)


Danielle Manor
Manager Institutional Effectiveness and Continuing Education
Phone: 512-492-3003