Quick Facts - College of Chiropractic

Degrees

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree completion (B.S.)

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education

Student achievement

  • Consistently score higher than national average on board exams

Faculty

  • Close to 100% have terminal degrees (DC, PhD, ND, etc) in their field
  • Clinical specialties include pathology, radiology, pediatrics and sports injuries
  • Members of national test writing committees and editors of peer reviewed journals

Student-faculty ratio

  • 16:1

Enrollment (Summer 2014)

  • 528

Enrollment dates

  • January
  • September

Program length

  • 10 trimesters, 3½ years

Clinical opportunities

  • Intern at our University-operated teaching clinics
  • Train in private practices and outreach clinics

History

  • Founded in 1941 as the Northwestern College of Chiropractic by Dr. John B. Wolfe, DC
  • In 1986, created chiropractic radiology consulting service
  • In mid-1980’s, developed first community-based internship program in all of chiropractic education
  • In 2000, secured first federal grants for research in low back and neck pain

Alumni

Annual continuing education

  • Chiropractic Homecoming 
  • 266 programs (on average) offered yearly

Student life and support

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