Quick Facts - College of Chiropractic

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


  • Accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education

Student achievement

  • Consistently score higher than national average on board exams


  • 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 (Fall 2017)

  • 601

Enrollment dates

  • January
  • September
  • May

Program length

  • 10 trimesters, 3½ years

Clinical opportunities

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


  • Founded in 1941 as the Northwestern College of Chiropractic by Dr. John B. Wolfe, DC
  • In 1986, created chiropractic radiology consulting service
  • In mid-1980s, 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


Annual continuing education

Student life and support

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